Scholarships: a guide on where to find them

By: Erick Gonzalez
December 1, 2021

If you are planning to go to college, it is very important to get outside scholarships to help you pay and not be in debt. There are 2 scholarships with the deadline just around the corner to help.

The deadline for the Dell scholars scholarship is December 1. The semifinalist will be announced December 10 and the semifinalist materials will be due January 27. Finally they will announce who will receive a scholarship on March 16.

The Dell Scholars scholarship  is for $20,000 and also includes a laptop, $500 for textbooks every year for 4 years and a resource network to help deal with stress or debt. 

The criteria you will have to meet is, having a 2.4 GPA, demonstrating the need for financial aid, be on track to graduate, Plan to enroll full time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation, and participate in a college readiness class in 11th or 12th grade. 

The Act-six scholarship is a multi-phase scholarship. The online application deadline is November 30th and they announce the winners on December 10. For phase 2 there will be an event where you will need a video submission and a group assessment on January 8th with the winners being decided January 31. Phase 3 is a campus visit on February 11 through March 4 and a decision will be made March 7. Phase 4 will confirm if you are in on March 14 and the announcement will be on March 25.

The Act-six scholarship is a leadership and scholarship program that connects local faith based community members with faith and justice based colleges. It has a full ride to Corban University or George Fox University. The scholarship is need based so there is no GPA requirement but if you have a 3.0 or lower you will need to demonstrate readiness for academic success in college through their recommendations, essays and/or test scores.