Linfield Adult Degree Program Offers Path to Scholarships® Workshop to Students Applying for Admission

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Linfield Adult Degree Program offers Path to Scholarships® workshops as a service for students who apply for admission to study for their bachelor’s degree or professional certificate.

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Many of the students who attended the workshops have incredible stories of obstacles and triumph to tell, but it is challenging to share them in a scholarship essay with total strangers.

Linfield Adult Degree Program, announces that it will be making its Path to Scholarships® workshops available as a service to students who apply for admission to either Linfield College’s accredited bachelor’s degree or professional certificate programs. The workshops are being held twice in the coming weeks for those students who plan to enroll at Linfield in the 2012 spring or summer semesters.

The Path to Scholarships® workshops are led by Gerardo Ochoa, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Linfield College, Portland Campus and Co-author of Path to Scholarships® College Edition. Mr. Ochoa has led many of these workshops where students organize materials successfully, write winning scholarship essays, and conduct personalized scholarship searches. As a result of taking the class, many Linfield students are winning scholarships every year. On average students attending the workshops have earned $6,000 in scholarships.

Paying for college is a challenge. The College Board recently conducted a survey on specific aspects of going to college, and the topic of paying for college, was described as being either “pretty challenging” or “very challenging,” by 53% of middle class families, and 64% of working class families.

“I have learned from working with the Adult Degree Program students that regardless of age, background, or circumstance, paying for college can be overwhelming, “ said Gerardo Ochoa. “Many of the students who attended the workshops have incredible stories of obstacles and triumph to tell, but it is challenging to share them in a scholarship essay with total strangers. Whether students are enrolling in college for the first time after graduating from high school, or attending college as working adults, all students need individualized guidance, encouragement, and support with the scholarship process.”

Hundreds of scholarships are available, but application deadlines are coming up quickly, including many, which are due in February. It is time to start applying now.

The first Path to Scholarships® workshop is being held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Linfield College campus in Portland, Oregon. Those planning to attend the Portland scholarship workshop need to register by Friday, January 27, 2012. The second scholarship workshop is a webinar and will be held online on February 4, 2012. Those interested in the webinar must register before February 1, 2012. The registration fee of $19.95 includes a copy of Path to Scholarships® College Edition and a Planning Portfolio.

Register today and save your spot at the next Path to Scholarships® workshop -

The workshop Registration form can be submitted by Fax to 503-883-2369, or by email attachment to mailbox: dce(at)linfield(dot)edu, with payment. We accept VISA and Mastercard. Registrations with check, payable to Linfield College, should be mailed to Linfield College Adult Degree Program, 900 SE Baker St., McMinnville, OR 97128.

About Linfield College Adult Degree Program
Chartered in 1858, Linfield is one of the first colleges in the Pacific Northwest and is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Adult Degree Program offers adults the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree or certificate in both online and hybrid (combination online and classroom) settings.

Online programs offered by Linfield’s Adult Degree Program include the Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting, management marketing, social and behavioral sciences, RN to BSN, and international business, and certificates in accounting, human resource management and marketing.


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