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October 20, 2017


Financial Aid and Scholarships Seminar set for October 24


For this year’s college project, the Alpha Gamma Upsilon chapter of the nationally recognized honors organization, Phi Theta Kappa, worked with Cowley College president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle to identify community needs and developed a program to help the mission.

The chapter officers found that many students do not finish financial aid documents, leaving thousands of dollars that could assist students’ furthering educations unclaimed, which often leads to students running out of money and not enrolling the next semester.

Therefore, after doing some research, on Tuesday, October 17, at 6 p.m. in the Brown Center’s  Earle N. Wright Community Room, the officers Kelsie Whitcomb, Symantha Shelton, Edgar Fuentes, and Julian Cornejo conducted seminars over the FAFSA and scholarships. They gave advice and helpful tips on filling out the FAFSA and useful information about what kinds of scholarships are available and where to find them. There was a brief question/answer session as well, and light refreshments were provided.

Dr. Rittle said that the sessions were “excellent” and that Cowley has a “solid group of officers.” He also encouraged college and high school students, and even perhaps their parents, to attend.

PTK Advisor Deborah Layton is proud of what her team put together and looks forward to a bigger turnout at the next seminar offering of the same material on Tuesday, October 24 at 6 p.m. in the Wright Room.


Financial Aid and Scholarships Seminar