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Student scholarships not so rare

Students at California State University, Stanislaus have the opportunity to apply for multiple scholarships depending upon their major, grade status and grade point average.
With a deadline of March 2, students still have enough time to research which scholarships are applicable. Students can register at https://banner2.csustan.edu/STARS/, to see which scholarships are applicable to their major.
There are currently 25 CSU Stanislaus scholarships open to all majors, while hundreds more are available to specific majors. Scholarship Tracking and Review System (STARS) is an online scholarship application site dedicated to connecting donors to students.
Some students have already begun taking advantage of the scholarships.
“I am currently working on an essay for a scholarship,” Holly Goodrum (junior, Child Development) said.
“I do plan to pursue more scholarships as they become available. I think scholarships are very important to the academic future and success of many students.”
A senior in Communication Studies, John Ramos was recently a recipient of a $200 scholarship. The allowance amount was not enough to cover tuition, however it did help with textbook costs.
“Scholarships are a great thing,” Ramos said.
“I wish I had put more effort into finding more scholarships.”
According to financialaid.org, there are more than $3.4 billion worth of scholarships available throughout the United States. There is no limit as to how many scholarships students can apply for or receive.
If students feel as though applying for scholarships is too complicated or time consuming, a 14 page step-by-step scholarship application instructional PowerPoint is available at the CSU Stanislaus Financial Aid website (http://www.csustan.edu/financialaid).
“It means either less debt to pay off after graduation, or more money in the pocket for gas, books and food,” Caleb Creasman (junior, Communication Studies) said.
More information can be found at the CSU Stanislaus Financial Aid website. Diana Garz is the scholarships coordinator at CSU Stanislaus. Students can contact her at [email protected] or by phone at 209-664-6587.

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Student scholarships not so rare