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FC Foundation Changing How They Give Out Scholarships

Originally written for publishing on February 15, 2013.

This year’s annual Fullerton College Foundation applications have a new filing date and renovated system.

The 2013-2014 scholarship application deadline is March 1 and scholarships will be awarded in late June or early July. Prior to fall registration, according to the Foundation’s website.

Applying is truly an easy task that takes no more than thirty minutes of filling out basic information, career goals, and short insightful answers to better filter each applicant to a possible scholarship.

The basic requirements of a general amount of scholarships would be a minimum GPA and enrollment in a certain number of units.

Various types of these scholarships are awarded to first- time students, but there are also many designated for returning college students, single mothers and veterans.

Scholarship winners are given recognition at the end of the semester with a sponsored dinner. Students also have the great opportunity to be awarded more than one scholarship.

Approximately 11,000 Fullerton College students have been awarded more than $3 million in scholarships, loans and emergency grants. Through the years, the Foundation has received donations from all areas of the community: alumnus, business corporations, and private foundations making the scholarships possible. Currently, over 225 scholarship funds are in place, each with a minimum $2,500 principal balance.

Founded in 1959 by Dr. H. Lynn Sheller, former President of Fullerton College, this Foundation offers an endowed scholarship program that enables students in every field of study an opportunity to reach their education goals through this nonprofit organization.

It is truly unbelievable how many current students are not aware of this philanthropic foundation.

The Foundation is located near the Fullerton Museum at 315 N. Pomona Ave.

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