Written by Katie Shpak, University Writer
Are you a current or future Post University student who would love the opportunity to lower your yearly tuition with the aid of scholarships?
You’re in luck! Our new Scholarship and Policy Specialist Nicole Steck has made your scholarship navigation journey much easier. There is no more need to spend hours on end researching potential organizations that may provide scholarship opportunities to incoming freshmen, current freshmen, sophomores, or even juniors and seniors. There are scholarship opportunities for both on-campus and online students of all grade levels right on our very own site, which you can access through this link.
Steck began working at Post University in November. For the past few months, she has been actively researching organizations, ensuring application eligibility for our students, and creating a very user-friendly experience to review and apply for scholarships.
“There are scholarships for everyone,” says Steck. “Do not only apply for the larger scholarships, apply for the smaller ones as well. There is less competition, and every dollar off your tuition helps.”
Our financial aid department understands that the financial aid benefits are not always enough for most students to continue their education through graduation. It is intended not only for every student who begins courses at Post University to graduate with their desired degree but also for graduates to have as little student loan debt as possible. To further assist students financially and enable a greater majority to graduate, adding a specialist to provide more scholarship opportunities available became a priority.
“Nicole’s position is vital to our students’ success and our ongoing efforts to educate them about student loans,” said Chief Regulatory Officer Elaine Neely. “By identifying additional scholarship opportunities throughout the community and the nation at large, we hope to help reduce the reliance of student loans.”
There are currently over 20 scholarship opportunities on the site, which will continue to increase as Steck researches and connects with more organizations. The scholarship dollars range from $500-$5,000 per year.
“I highly advise that students have recommendation letters and application essays saved on file. If you are prepared, you can apply for more scholarships,” said Steck.
Steck encourages students to have their essays proofread by a writing professional in the Post Tutoring Center. She shares that a well-written essay is a key component of most scholarships.
“Apply, apply, apply!” urges Steck. Don’t be discouraged if you are not awarded a scholarship. Keep applying.”