Santa Ana College awards more than $400,000 in scholarships annually, but fewer students are applying for them.
To be eligible for a scholarship from SAC, students must be enrolled with at least six units and have a grade point average above 2.0.
“All students know about scholarships in a very generic way, but it takes a little effort on their part to know that Santa Ana College has a scholarship program,” said Scholarship Coordinator Stephanie Adams. She encourages students to find out about types of available scholarships.
Scholarship booklets are now available at the scholarship office in S-201. Applications are due the following March. Adams says that a lengthy time period helps busy students ready their applications, write an autobiographical statement and request a letter of recommendation.
“Some students look into the situation and may find a reason to not to apply. Either their parents make too much money, or they don’t have a 4.0 GPA,” said Adams.
What they don’t know is that there are scholarships in numerous categories. Applicants are awarded scholarships based on academic excellence, involvement with clubs and organizations, and their academic goals.
The scholarship office is open to both walk-ins and appointments.