Hard work pays off

PTK to host scholarship workshop Dec. 3


Ben Bolstrum, Editor-In-Chief

Don’t let a good opportunity go to waste! On Friday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) will be hosting a Scholarship Workshop in VisTaTech room 440 for students interested in scholarship opportunities.

Attendees can expect guest speakers that will help guide them in the right academic direction such as assistant director Lisa Brooker, scholarship coordinator Traci Kemp, Director of Annual Giving and Scholarship Administration Carole Booms and Academic Success Coach for Success Strategies and Writing Sherrye Bailey. Lunch will also be provided in the Lower Waterman after the event.

“The benefits for attending include real time guidance from experts on the various scholarships we have, how to properly file an application and how to craft an effective essay through a guided seminar, Q&A sessions after each presentation, and all of it in an environment where they can immediately begin to work on their applications with help on standby.” said PTK officer Madison Ling.

This event is known as the ‘Leaders Emerging through Financial Literacy’ scholarship workshop and is a culmination of the College Project from the Omicron Iota chapter of PTK. The aim of this event is to improve mental wellness by making students aware of potential opportunities to ease financial burdens with scholarships. With the help of these speakers, a model for student engagement and feedback will be used to track the success between students and the scholarships they select.

“This workshop is a prime opportunity to earn a competitive edge for the funds needed to earn your degree,” said Ling. “Best of all, you will also be making a difference for incoming students, based on the feedback we receive from you, to have an easier, more streamlined experience that could actually make the difference between staying in school or having to be delayed due to insufficient funds.”

Learn more about how to locate and apply to scholarships as well as how to manage the application process and what steps to take next at this PTK event. Don’t let the chance to apply pass by.

To RSVP for a seat, contact the Student Activities Office (SAO) at 734-462-4422. Act fast, because 19 seats remain open.