Scholarships available yet remain unfilled
Sometimes students are turned off by the application process because donors require, "transcripts or essays," said Reyes. "All you can do is just do it."
Generally, scholarships can range from, "$50 to $5,000," said Reyes, but there are exceptions. Information on scholarships offered through GCC financial aid can be obtained by stopping by at the Enrollment Center or by visiting http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/finaid/scholarships.
Additional information on some of the available scholarships online can be found at the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation web site, accessible through a link on the GCC home page.
To assure donations are distributed in accordance to a donor's wishes, the Maricopa Colleges Foundation acts as an administrator, assuring the proper division of Maricopa Community Colleges receives the correct gift. Also supported by the Foundation, which is a non-profit organization, is the creation of new academic programs.
Online scholarship applications can be acquired from many organizations, ranging from "American Association of University Women" to "Vietnam Veterans of America." The Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship web page is another great source for scholarship information. Applications are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format for student's convenience. Be sure to check the deadlines, as each scholarship is unique and has its own deadline.
Some of the individuals, corporations and other foundations currently offering scholarships that can be found online include: L. L. Via Memorial, Mayo Clinic, McRae Foundation, Sue Sossaman Chandler Republican Women, SUMCO USA, Helen Dyar King and many more. "
There are even 'Penelope' scholarships for girls named Penelope," said Reyes. But students should be advised not to limit themselves to just one source. For those who do not have the time to peruse the web or stop by the Enrollment Center for information, financial aid can be reached at 623-845-3366. And for those transferring to one of the ASU campuses: ASU financial aid can be reached at 480-965-3355, ASU West at 602-543-8178 and ASU East at 480-727-3278.