Workshops

The Scholarship Resource Center is open to all students, and potential students without appointment during walk-in hours. Our workshops are open to all Georgia State University students and advance registration is not required.

10 Tips for Writing a Competitive Scholarship Essay

This workshop unlocks the secrets of what sets a scholarship winner apart from thousands of candidates — the personal essay! Learn how to create a winning essay by avoiding common mistakes, understanding what the judges want to see, and reviewing winning essays and essays that failed. If you have already written a personal essay that needs work, don’t be afraid to bring it!

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday Jan. 19, 2016 10:00-10:30 a.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Wednesday Jan. 27, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016 10:00-10:30 a.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Tuesday April 5, 2016 10:00-10:30 a.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Wednesday April 27, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245

How to Be a Winner: Scholarships 101

This workshop covers the basics of searching and applying for scholarships, how college funding works, adhering to timelines and enhancing research skills.

Day Date Time Location
Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016 11:00-11:30 a.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Tuesday Feb. 16, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Tuesday April 26, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245

What Your Parents Didn’t Teach You About Money

This workshop gives students the building blocks for financial success that begin in college life. The workshop covers budgeting, debt and making decisions that will set students up for long term financial success.

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday March 1, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245

Scholarship Academy Workshops

Description Day Date Time Location
Scholarship Academy Scholarship Workshop Friday Jan. 29, 2016 12:00-2:00 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Scholarship Academy Writing Workshop Monday Feb. 8, 2016 12:00-2:00 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245

Money, Grad School and You

This workshop assists potential and current graduate students in understanding the options available for financing their graduate education. Students will learn about types of funding sources available and will be provided with resources to begin their funding search.

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Thursday March 8, 2016 10:00-10:30 a.m. Sparks Hall Room 245

Don’t Lose HOPE!: Keeping your hope Scholarship

This workshop provides students with the criteria for gaining and keeping the Hope Scholarship. Students will learn keys to maintaining Hope throughout their college career.

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Tuesday March 29, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245
Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sparks Hall Room 245