Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour. While our chats are usually the 1st Thursday of each month, this time, on Thursday, Feb. 5th at 7pm EST, we’re inviting first-generation college students, those who aspire to be, and everyone who cares about first-gens to meet us on Twitter to ask questions and share answers on important topics using hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour.
This month, we’ll continue our focus on preparing you for the college application process by talking about scholarships and providing tips and advice on how to handle the scholarship application process like a pro!
Our staff, first-gen student bloggers, first-generation college-bound students, their parents, counselors, college access providers, and mentors, and colleges.
Below are some of out awesome co-hosts for this event:
1. Southern Vermont College; @SVCAdmissions
2. Santa Clara University; @BuckyTheBronco
3. Whitman College; @WhitmanAdmit
4. Champlain College; @katrinanh01
Thursday, Feb. 5th, 2015 7:00pm EST
How to Participate
Twitter Chat Questions
Q1. What is a scholarship and how is it different than grants and loans? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q2. Are scholarships based on academics or financial need? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q3. What are so parts of a scholarship application? Is an essay or letter of rec needed? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q4. When should a student begin searching for scholarships? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q5. Where are the best places a student should begin their scholarship search? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q6. A website wants to charge a student to get a scholarship. Is that legit? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q7. Once a student is accepted to a college, how can they apply for scholarships at that school? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q8. Will outside scholarships play a role in the amount of financial aid given to a student? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q9. Do colleges and universities have specific scholarships for #FirstGen students? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q10. Tons of students apply to large, national scholarships. Are they worth applying to? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q11. A scholarship worth only $100 isn’t worth applying to, right? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q12. What are 2-3 tips for students when applying for scholarships? #FirstGenOfficeHour
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