April 1 may seem far away, but for those who are applying for scholarships it is closer than it seems.
The deadline for scholarship applications is April 1.
Annette Morgan, financial aid director, said it is better for students to turn in the paperwork before that deadline.
Students who do not make the April 1 deadline can still turn in the application packet, but priority is given to those who make the deadline.
There are different types of scholarships at KC.
Current or returning students should submit “non-traditional” applications. Freshmen enrolling for Fall 2014 should submit “traditional” application.
Both scholarship forms are found online at www.kilgore.edu/financial_aid.asp. All have the same criteria: three letters of recommendation, a current transcript and proof that the student has submitted the 2014-15 FAFSA.
Morgan said KC offers both institutional scholarships and department scholarships.
The KC Scholarship Committee considers students who submit institutional applications.
Departmental scholarships are budgeted funds for specific KC departments, and are chosen by the department chair.
Examples of departmental scholarships include the band, journalism, theatre, art and music.
Institutional scholarships are funded by endowments administered by Leah Gorman, director of development, who works with donors to fund scholarships.
Examples of institutional scholarships are the T. J. Plunkett Memorial Scholarship, Thelma Dickson Scholarship or Irma B. Harris Scholarship Fund.
These scholarships can be awarded to any student who meets the scholarship criteria.
Also, many institutional scholarships are set up for students with specific majors, such as business, corrosion, or engineering or may carry other specific criteria, per the wishes of the donor.
Morgan also encourages students to contact the financial aid office and ask for Beverly Davis, Scholarship Coordinator, for more information on the different available scholarships
For more information about scholarships or financial aid contact Morgan at 903-983-8217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.