Facts & Resources
The office will be closed from
11am to 3pm on April 15, 2015
for a Financial Aid Awareness Event.
Spring 2015 Office Hours
|Monday||8 am - 4 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am - 4 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 6 pm|
|Thursday||8 am - 6 pm|
|Friday||8 am - 12 Noon|
Financial Aid Office
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Financial Aid Email: email@example.com
Financial Aid Office Phone #: 818-719-6428FAX: 818-704-8221
Federal School Code: 001226
Veterans Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans Phone #: 818-710-3316 ext 3316
Guardian Scholars Email: email@example.com
Scholarships are gift-aid awarded on the basis of merit, academic excellence, and in some cases, additional criteria such as study in a particular major, leadership, or financial need.
Scholarships opportunities for Pierce College students:
- Bernard Siegel/Bill Tainter Memorial Scholarship Program - This program offers graduating high school students with disabilities, a financial opportunity to become more independent and self-sufficient through higher education. This year the Program will offer 5 scholarship awards in the amount of $500 each. Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to participate. The deadline to submit the application is: May 8, 2015. To learn more about this Program, visit the Commission on Disabilities website at www.laccod.org. The application may be accessed online at: file.lacounty.gov/bos/supdocs/Tainterapp.pdf
- Students reside in the County of Los Angeles;
- Students diagnosed with a learning or physical disability; and
- Students with a cumulative grade point average (gpa) of 2.0 or better.
- Ernest T. Hamilton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program - This program honors the memory of former Commissioner Ernest T. Hamilton, Jr., a disabled veteran of the Armed Forces and a life long advocate for the disabled community, who passed away in July 2007. The Commission will present one veteran who is pursuing higher education with a $500 scholarship award. Veterans pursuing higher education, regardless of age, and meet the following criteria are encourage to participate. The deadline to submit the application is May 8, 2015. Application may be accessed online at: file.lacounty.gov/bos/supdocs/HamiltonApp.pdf
- Veterans who have a disability or disabilities;
- Have been discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States under honorable conditions; and
- Possess a valid DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD214), or any other official document(s) issued by the branch of service.
Scholarship opportunities through the Pierce College Foundation:
Free Scholarship Search Engines:
There are hundreds of thousands of scholarship opportunities. The best way to seek and apply for scholarships is through the World Wide Web, which is free. Students may use the computers in the Financial Aid Lobby during business hours to search for scholarships. Below are free scholarship search engines you may use:
Other Scholarship Opportunities:
Scholarships are also offered by outside agencies and foundations and are awarded on the basis of merit, academic excellence, and in some cases, additional criteria.
|Scholarship Name||How to Apply||Deadline|
|Student Resource Guide||Student Resource Guide||Varies|
|National Merit Scholarship||www.nationalmerit.org||Varies|
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund||www.hsf.net||Varies|
|Latino College Dollars||www.latinocollegedollars.org||Varies|
|United Negro College Fund||www.uncf.org||Varies|
|Gates Millennium Scholars Program||www.gmsp.org||Varies|
|International Students Scholarships||www.iefa.org||Varies|
|McDonalds in Education||www.mcdonalds.com||Varies|
|Target All-Around Scholarships||www.target.com||Varies|
|LatPro Scholarship||http://learn.latpro.com||April 30, 2015|
|Scholarship Resources for Undocumented Students||Educators for Fair Consideration||Varies|
Scholarship Scam Alert
There are many businesses who would like to sell you the opportunity for them to search for scholarships for you. They will promise to locate several sources of scholarships which you qualify for. Be aware! We discourage paying anyone to search scholarships on your behalf. Below are scholarship scam warning signs:
The fee. The best rule of thumb: financial aid should never cost you. Never invest anything beyond the cost of a postage stamp in seach for scholarships.
The "money-back guarantee" - especially if the company tries to 'guarantee' that you will win an award.
Credit card verification - if they ask for a checking account or credit card information for 'verification' or to 'confirm eligibility', stop listening. Scammers use this ploy to get your financial information and then drain your account or run up charges on your credit card.
Disclaimer: Some websites to which the Financial Aid Office provide links are for the convenience of users and are not managed or maintained by Pierce College Financial Aid Office. The college and the Financial Aid Office do not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of those sites.