3 March Apply for Spring Scholarships Now Through May 2 March 3, 2017By Melissa Mayer General Pearson Scholars, scholarships 0 Tweet As a first-generation college student, Rachel Diaz initially thought the only way she could be successful was by attending a prestigious four-year university, preferably out of state. “As I realized how expensive this would be, I began looking at two-year community colleges in my area that would provide the high-quality education and extensive hands-on experience I needed without putting too much strain on my family’s finances,” Rachel said. Miami Dade College brought her the education and success she was seeking; and thanks to the $5,000 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education award administered by Phi Theta Kappa she received, she kept her family’s budget in check. Now, she has advice for other Phi Theta Kappa members looking for scholarship funds. “I would tell students to look at other documents or applications they have written, look back on emails, pictures taken throughout the year and any other resources to remind them of what they've done and help describe the impact of their efforts on and off campus,” Rachel explained. “It brings back a fresh perspective on their past efforts and makes them easier to write about.” She also keeps a notebook of quotes and articles she has enjoyed and looks back to it to spark inspiration for answering questions. “I found this particularly helpful for applications like Phi Theta Kappa’s and for college essays as well,” Rachel said. “Many times, it is easy to get writers block, especially when having to describe yourself, and I found this to be a good refresher to remember the things/people that I like and look up to.” The Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education is just one opportunity available to members on Phi Theta Kappa’s Spring Scholarship Application, which is now open through May 2. Members can apply for more than $250,000 in scholarships. The scholarship programs on this application are primarily geared toward students with less than 36 credit hours, and they support the completion of associate degrees. The programs include Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship — total awards of $207,000 GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholarship — total awards of $2,000 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education — total awards of $50,000 plus a mentorship and Pearson textbooks Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship — total awards of $2,000 Dowell Leadership Scholarship— total award of $1,500 (Mississippi only) Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholarship—total award of $1,500 (Texas only) The Spring Scholarship Application will be available through Tuesday, May 2, at 5 p.m. CT. Other Opportunities The Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship application will open on March 14th. This scholarship helps Phi Theta Kappa members overcome unanticipated financial barriers preventing the completion of their first associate degree or certificate while enrolled at the two-year college. Up to eight one-time scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded in spring 2017. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 2 at 5 p.m. CT. The Hurst Review NCLEX® Scholarship recognizes Phi Theta Kappa members enrolled in nursing degree programs with up to 25 scholarships of $250 to cover the NCLEX® exam fee and a passcode for a free subscription to the premier Hurst NCLEX® Review. The deadline to apply is March 17. Visit the Scholarships page to view all scholarship opportunities available for Phi Theta Kappa members. Related Posts Apply for $250,000 in Scholarships by May 2 Spring Break? Nah…Spring Scholarships! Apply Now for Big Scholarships Apply Now for Fall Scholarships Apply Now for Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship Finding Family through Scholarship & Mentorship Comments are closed.