A plethora of funds for your education

Allison Browne

Noon on Dec. 6 marked the deadline to apply for City
College based scholarships for the 2012-13 year. The Scholarship Selection Committee will make their decisions and notify all
applicants via mail by the third week of March 2013. All the awards will be
handed out at the San Diego City College Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon,
which will take place on April 27. 

Last year’s student’s
received more than $350,000 in scholarships, including both national and
international honors.

Even though it is too late
to apply for city scholarships, it is not too late to apply for outside
scholarships. Students can visit the City College student services Web page 
for a list of sites that provide scholarship information year-round. 

Students can also meet with their financial aid advisor to discuss financial
aid options for the upcoming semester.

Another decision a lot of students are considering are
internships. Internships are wonderful opportunities to gain real hands on
experience, make connections, and get your foot in the door. Many internships often
lead to jobs in the long run, or at least a reference. There are both paid and unpaid internships, though all are for credit and line up with the beginning and end of the semester.

While not all majors and programs offer them, many of
them do. The only way to know whether or not your program participates in any
internships is to speak with your department head. They can provide you with
information, let you know the requirements, and may even be able to let you know of current local internships.