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Workshops and Advising

Scholarship and Awards

Individual Workshop Sessions are available by the Manager of the Scholarship Office starting January 4 through March 2. You will be assisted in a half hour session in completing GWC Scholarship application. You will be guided through the GWC Scholarship website and outside scholarship opportunities as well. 

For this service email scholarships@gwc.cccd.edu

All Online Applications will need a well-written PERSONAL STATEMENT no more than one-page, 500 words using 12 pt. font. Your personal statement is an important consideration during the selection process. Your statement should explain why you have chosen to attend college and what your future educational or career plans, personal goals, life history, significant obstacles you have overcome, personal and financial needs that are unique to you, and any special circumstances that have had a significant impact on your academic performance. This helps the reviewer know you better. Emphasize events that have negatively or positively affected your cumulative grade point average.

When submitting any documents for the online scholarship they MUST BE in PDF format or Word. If you need assistance please attend a Scholarship Workshop or go to the Learning Resource Center for assistance.

The following documents may be helpful when writing your scholarship essay.
FastWeb Tips on Writing a Scholarship Essay
http://www.fastweb.com/nfs/fastweb/static/PDFs/12Tips_to_WinningaScholarship.pdf

Writing a Personal Statement PDF Format
by Chuck Whitchurch, Honors Transfer Council of California

Writing the Personal Statement [PDF]

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