Facts & Resources
Office Hours for June 3 thru Aug 17, 2013:
|Monday||8 am - 3 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am - 3 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 3 pm|
|Thursday||8 am - 3 pm|
Financial Aid Office
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Financial Aid Email: email@example.com
Financial Aid Office Phone #: 818-719-6428
Veterans Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans Phone #: 818-710-3316
Federal School Code: 001226
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:
- AJ Wang Foundation - Scholarship Fund -- this scholarship is targeting graduating high school seniors from an accredited high school with the goal to attend a community college and earn a degree or certificate and/or meet transfer requirements. Awards is $2,000 a year for up to three years. Click HERE for the scholarship criteria and application. Application materials must be received or postmarked no later than June 1 of each year, notification of awards will be provided between July 1 and July 31.
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:
FastWeb - www.fastweb.com
Wired Scholar - www.wiredscholar.com
Sallie Mae - www.salliemae.com/freemoney
College Board - http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
CollegeNet MACH25 - www.collegenet.com/mach25/app
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|
|California Dollars for Scholars||www.californiadollarsforscholars.org||Varies|
|McDonalds in Education||www.mcdonalds.com||Varies|
|Target All-Around Scholarships||www.target.com||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.