The International Student Program (ISP) and the financial aid office hosted a scholarship workshop for international students on November 7, 2017 in the Multicultural Center located in Building 4. This event was aimed at advising international students about the institutional scholarships that they can apply for.
The students who took part in the workshop gained a myriad of information about the opportunity to apply to over 50 different scholarships. Skyline College’s financial aid technician, Jenny Yang, made an informative presentation on the different types of scholarships available to students and explained the process which they have to go through to attain them.
The students also got to hear from two previous scholarship winners who spoke about their achievements and shared a few tips on the application process and their experiences with it. This allowed students to understand the process on a more personal level as they got to hear from people who are just like them.
Lastly, there was a presentation from International Student Counselor, Carlos Romero, who gave transfer students some interesting information about scholarships for when they transfer out. This was new information to many of the students who participated so that was received with much enthusiasm.
The workshop was a success and will surely have more students applying for scholarships: something that many international students did not know they even had access to.
ISP will continue to conduct discussions and workshops to improve the services offered to its students and the entire Skyline College community. If you are interested in learning more about future ISP programs and events, contact ISP office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article by Naledi Mthembu | Photo by Chikako Walker