Sunday, June 23, 2013

Packets for Letters of Recommendation

Your three packets requesting Letters of Recommendation should be ready to submit on Tuesday.  Some of you will need to make changes on the copy you submitted to me.  I will have the missing envelopes in class for those of you who made your request.

(Just in case, I will have some extra envelopes.)

Google Search

To My Class:

Via Google, type in your MAJOR. e.g. Scholarships for Nursing Majors.  Select at least one that fits you--doesn't matter if you have missed the deadline.  Print out a copy of the application and place in your folder tomorrow.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Fashion Group International (Lady Golf)

To My Students:

This is the scholarship that I mentioned in class--my contact is Karen Cantrell, who is the owner of Lady Golf on Hwy. 111.

The Fashion Group International of the Palm Springs and Desert Communities is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for students in the Coachella Valley.

Scholarships range from $500 to $1500 for students who plan to pursue a career in fashion design, photography, architecture. interior design and floral design, beauty, art and many other creative and related fields.

To date the local chapter has provided over $200,000 in scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Graduating seniors and former graduates from high school/colleges in the Coachella Valley and the immediate vicinity.
  • Permanent residence in the Coachella Valley and immediate vicinity.
  • Evidence of scholarship achievement.
  • Evidence of plans to pursue an education and career in a fashion-related career.
  • Evidence of artistic talent, when applicable.

Please Google: The Fashion Group International 2013-2014 Scholarship application.

If you need additional information please contact: Karen Cantrell by email:

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Really critical that everyone have their portfolios today.  We will be reviewing the process of completing them and using them.  We don't have time to spare--we now only have five weeks left.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

UCLA - $1,000 Scholarships (Neil Armstrong Scholarship)

DEADLINE:  Sunday, June 30, 2013

Applications from MEN who are  incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students are now being accepted for the next series of individual $1,000 scholarships to be awarded during the week of October 7, 2013.

Applications should be submitted online using

If you need further assistance with the online application, send an email marked urgent to or call or text Stephen M. Youts (714) 313-4845 (cellphone or text). Write "scholarships" in the subject bar and include your preferred email return address and a telephone contact.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Scholarship Portfolio

Remember that Thursday is the deadline for your Scholarship Portfolio.  Please bring it to class on this coming Thursday.  See you in class.

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Welcome to the very first SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP CLASS!!  In the next six weeks, we have a lot of work to do, but, with luck and all of your new knowledge about the scholarship process, you will start earning money to continue your education.

With the discontinuation of student loans at the College of the Desert,  finding scholarships is more critical than ever.  If you are committed to getting a FREE education, you must take this class seriously.  I'll provide you with the tools that you need, but the rest is up to you.  A number of my students have earned a Bachelor's Degree with very little out-of-pocket money.  In fact, last year a student received a $25.00 refund.  Not bad???