This archived article was written by: Mike Gingell
Money they say is not to way to true happiness, but in a college students life it is a big factor.
Scholarships are like a narcotic inducing happiness which when experienced could make one dependant. USU Eastern currently offers over five types of scholarships to its students. Eighty-five percent of students attending USU Eastern have received some financial injection into their educational bloodstream.
The scholarships offered include academic, athletic, leadership, out of state, and dean’s scholarships. This does not include federal grants and money or private scholarships. Many scholarships are available for new freshman but there are also lots of opportunities for returning students. For example returning students and sophomores who have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 at USU Eastern are also eligible for a one year resident tuition scholarship.
Academics are not the only type of financial opportunity however for returning students. Leadership, which include CEUSA, and Ambassadors is a good opportunity for financial aid and also for students to be involved with student life.
All students are strongly encouraged to submit the admission and scholarship applications by the priority deadline of Feb. 1. They are also encouraged to apply for Federal Financial Aid, using the FAFSA (free application for Federal Student Aid) Form by a priority deadline of Feb. 1.
Even though a deadline is in place, that does not mean it is too late to receive financial aid. Applications will continue to be received and considered after the deadline of Feb. 1, but awards cannot be guaranteed.
If the admission application, scholarship application and the results of the FAFSA application are postmarked or received by Feb. 1, students will be awarded the types of financial aid and scholarships for which they are eligible.
If you are interested in any way shape or form in getting “high” on this financial buzz you can find out if you are eligible for any of the scholarships offered at USU Eastern check out the website: www. ceu.edu/scholarships. If eligibility is questionable, the phrase “just do it” applies.