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Students could be leaving money on the table and not even know it

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Students could be leaving money on the table and not even know it

Mikyla Maglente, student worker for the Scholarship Office, updates the deadline for scholarship applications on the bulletin board next to the cafeteria, on Feb. 5, 2019. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Mikyla Maglente, student worker for the Scholarship Office, updates the deadline for scholarship applications on the bulletin board next to the cafeteria, on Feb. 5, 2019. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Mikyla Maglente, student worker for the Scholarship Office, updates the deadline for scholarship applications on the bulletin board next to the cafeteria, on Feb. 5, 2019. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Mikyla Maglente, student worker for the Scholarship Office, updates the deadline for scholarship applications on the bulletin board next to the cafeteria, on Feb. 5, 2019. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Mary Altshuller

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Finances have always been a concern for students when deciding to go to college. However, many students are uninformed about the many ways they can earn scholarships to help pay for their education.

According to Mikyla Maglente, the scholarship office assistant, the scholarship office gave out around $135,000 in scholarships last year, which the winner doesn’t have to pay back. They are hoping that they will be about to give out a similar amount this year.

“I know last spring had 108 [scholarships] and only about 350 students applied,” Maglente said.

Even though the scholarship office advertises these scholarships with flyers posted around campus and on the marquee at the base of the campus, the pool of students that apply is small.

“Our main issues that we face right now is that students can see our flyers in the hallways and read it but if they don’t realize that they actually have a really significant chance of winning, then they aren’t going to apply,” Maglente said.

She said that sometimes the donors of scholarships only have a three-to-four applicant pool to read over and though it makes it difficult for the donors to pick, the odds are in the applicant’s favor. Unlike some of the commonly known scholarships, the ones listed below are exclusive to Moorpark College students.

“You have a bigger chance of winning a scholarship than you think [and] we are always open to help you,” Maglente said. “All that’s waiting is for you to come in.”

Application deadlines for Moorpark College scholarships have been extended to Feb. 28 by 11:59 p.m. for online applications and due March 1, by 11 a.m. for paper drop-offs. The scholarship office doesn’t take appointments but Maglente encourages students to drop by.

Visit their website for office hours and further information. Otherwise, visit the Scholarship Office in Fountain Hall, 210C.

PRODUCER’S CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Film/TV/Multimedia majors· Continuing at Moorpark College Fall 2019
  • Must submit a 10-15-page script

Award: $500

STUDENTS WITH AN IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Has completed at least 12 units at MC over the course of the last two semesters
  • Has earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Is currently enrolled in at least nine units at MC for spring 2019
  • Has made a positive difference on campus through involvement with student organizations, academic or service units, or through academics

Eight awards of $1,250

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be majoring in Psychology
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Must have completed at least two psychology courses before applying for the scholarship
  • Involved in campus activities/community service relating to psychology
  • Continuing at MC for fall 2019

Award: Varies

JAMES F. PEDDIE, DFC SCHOLARSHP FOR EATM

Eligibility Criteria

  • EATM students starting their second year
  • Student must be in the top 50% of the class
  • Emphasis on work ethic, participation, attitude and financial need
  • Full-time student (12 or more units)

Award: $500

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/KAISER PERMANENTE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proof of official acceptance to the Radiologic Technology program at the time of application
  • Current full-time enrollment in Radiologic Technology courses at MC
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 in Rad. Tech courses
  • U. S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Two letters of recommendation (one personal and one from a clinical instructor)
  • Complete college transcripts plus written essay

Award: Varies

FIELD HOCKEY FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Continuing at MC or transferring fall 2019
  • Full-time student (12 or more units)
  • Must be coaching or playing field hockey
  • Must be attending MC
  • Minimum GPA 3.0

Award $1,000

ALEX AND SYLVIA SULLIVAN THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Majoring in Theater Arts and Theater Performance and/or Production
  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Involved in theater performance and/or production at MC
  • Full-time student (12 or more units)
  • Continuing at MC or transferring to a four-year college or university in fall 2019
  • Demonstrate financial need

Award: $500

SGT. MILES DAVIS REDD PENIX TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP FOR VETERANS

Eligibility Criteria

  • Has a minimum GPA of 2.50
  • Can be pursuing any major
  • Full-time student (enrolled in 12 credit units or more)
  • Transferring from MC to a four-year college or university fall 2019

Award: $1,000

KAVLI ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Majoring in Engineering
  • Has a GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Has completed 24 units in residence at MC
  • Transferring to a four-year college or university in fall 2019

Award: $1,000

MARY ANN WALKER CHILD DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must be graduating in spring 2019 with an AA/AS in Early Childhood Education or in Child Development
  • Transferring to a four-year college or university for a BA/BS in fall 2019
  • Enrolled in at least six units

Award: $750

CONTINUING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Continuing at MC spring 2019
  • Must have completed at least 12 units at MC prior to applying
  • Currently enrolled in at least nine units
  • GPA 2.5 and above
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • California Promise Grant (BOGG Waiver) recipients are not eligible for this scholarship

Award: $500

BRIAN WOLVERTON ANTHROPOLOGY TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP

The Brian Wolverton Anthropology Transfer Scholarship is intended to honor Brian as a person who desired to use his knowledge of anthropology in the service of others.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Transferring to another institution as a declared Anthropology and/or Archaeology major fall 2019
  • Have taken at least two Anthropology classes with a B or above in each, with one of them having been completed already
  • Letter from the professor of an Anthropology class in which the applicant is presently enrolled
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or better in all anthropology classes.
  • Applicants must submit an essay in which they state how they intend to use their knowledge in anthropology and/or archaeology to improve the lives of other people, how they first got into the field, and how their anthropology classes have impacted them.

Award: $500

JOHN AND DANIEL SHERWOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Student transferring to a four-year college or university fall 2019
  • Full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more units)
  • Has GPA of 2.50 or above
  • Involved in community service
  • Is registered to vote and voted in the last election

Award: $1,000

MOORPARK WOMEN’S FORTNIGHTLY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Female student returning to MC spring 2019
  • Have completed nine credit units at MC
  • Have and maintain GPA 3.0+
  • Ventura County resident
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need

Award: Varies

CLINT HARPER, DISTINGUISHED FACULTY CHAIR EDUCATIONAL TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria

  • Transferring to a four-year college or university fall 2019
  • Majoring in education or pursuing a degree program for K-12 teacher training
  • Has a GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Financial needs
  • Part-time or full-time student (enrolled in six or more units)
  • Additional consideration will be given to applicants who have interned or otherwise worked in an educational institution

Award: $500

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Mary Altshuller, Copy editor

Mary Altshuller is the Student Voice's long-serving copy editor. This is her fourth semester on the newspaper staff, where she has also worked as a reporter...

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