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Chapel Highlights Legacy Day

Comments Off Written on February 22nd, 2011 by
Categories: Alumni, Chapel, Dr. Lockwood, Financial Aid, General, Students
Chapel Highlights Legacy Day

Celebrating the Legacy!

On Monday February 28, 2011, we will celebrate a day dedicated to bringing awareness to students about the part they play in continuing the Multnomah Legacy. Many students who are currently enrolled at Multnomah do not realize that 20% of their tuition is paid for by the generosity of our alumni and donors. We highlight this day as a special time for students to recognize that someday Read the rest of this entry »

Does Your College Job Pay $250 an Hour?

2 comments Written on January 15th, 2010 by
Categories: Financial Aid, Students

Today's guest post features some sound advice from a Multnomah student about how to easily raise funds for your college education. What's the best part? She has the college funding to back up her advice!

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My name is Kaitlyn Reidt and I’m a junior majoring in elementary education.  My search for scholarships started my senior year of high school and it has been really beneficial to me.  I didn’t want to have to take out loans to pay for school so I applied for scholarships and have received $21,100 in funds since I started Multnomah.  Scholarships are worth the work and they are money that doesn’t need to be paid back! I’m going to give you a few tips about where to look for scholarships and what criteria most scholarships look for in applicants.

Sources for Scholarships

Sources for scholarships range anywhere from the internet to businesses to private funds.  Some internet sites that I have found useful are:

  • www.fastweb.com - this site has you fill out a profile and sends scholarship applications your way that you meet the criteria for.
  • www.brokescholar.com - this site is similar to fastweb and can direct you to other sites with scholarship availability.

Beyond the internet, a student can look at local businesses in the area.  Some restaurants have scholarships, insurance agencies have them, churches usually want to fund students attending a Bible College, and another good place to look would be with organizations such as the VFW or the Masons.

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarships are usually quite specific on the type of applicant they want to receive their funds.  I have found that several things listed on scholarship applications ask for the same type of materials, so I have provided you with a list of the most common criteria for a scholarship applicant.

  • Character-the scholarship committees want to know that you are a trustworthy and worthy applicant, so you need to illustrate to some degree the type of character that you possess.
  • Scholastic Ability-GPA does factor into applications for scholarships.  It is not the only thing that is looked at, but it does often decide whether a person is eligible to apply for a scholarship or not.  But don’t fear! Not all scholarships have a minimum GPA for their applicants.
  • Community Service/Campus Involvement-scholarship committees are looking for well-rounded applicants.  It is important that you are involved in your community with volunteer activities.  You can help at your church, volunteer for a non-profit organization, or be a part of a club at your school.  The more activities the better! Scholarship committees want students who are involved not only in school, but the community as well.
  • Essays-There are usually 2-4 essay questions on scholarship applications that ask questions like, “What do you want to do when you graduate,” “What types of community service activities have you been involved in,” and other personal questions.  These are considered heavily, so it is important that correct grammar and spelling be used in these.

$250 an Hour? Really?

Scholarship applications take anywhere from 1 hour to 10 hours.  They may seem time consuming, but think about taking 2 hours to apply for a $500 scholarship. You just made $250 an hour! I’d say that’s a time investment well worth it.  If you have any questions or want help with scholarships, e-mail me at finaid@multnomah.edu.

Tuition Relief Scholarship Available To Undergrads!

6 comments Written on June 24th, 2009 by
Categories: Dr. Lockwood, General, Media, Students

Breaking News for MBC Undergrads

tightwalletA Tough Economy

Multnomah's leadership, under the direction of President Dan Lockwood, got together to discuss what they'd been hearing from students and parents: "Help! This economy makes going to college more difficult!"

Doing Something About It 

As of today, Multnomah is offering a "Tuition Relief Scholarship" this year for our Bible College students.

It's Simple
To earn the Tuition Relief Scholarship, students must be enrolled for a minimum of 14 credits in a Bible College undergraduate program offered on the Portland, Oregon campus. If a student enrolls in 14 credits, they will then get every additional credit up to 17 free - for a total savings of up to $1500 per semester or a total of up to $3,000 for the year.

Simpler Still
This means that if you enrolled in 15 credits, you only pay for 14. If you enroll in 16 credits, you only pay for 14. If you enroll in 17 credits, you only pay for 14! That's the equivalent of a whole class. Or $1500. Per Semester.

I don't know about you, but getting done with college faster and doing it with an extra $3000 sounds like a pretty good deal to me. (As if being the lowest priced around wasn't already a great value...but I digress).

The Official Details

There are some conditions, so be sure to Read the Offical Press Release.

Spread the Word

We need to get the word out to current and new students - so please Tweet it or Spread it on Facebook...text your buddies. Find our accounts to repost/tweet here:

www.multnomah.edu/goto/social

Scholarship $$ Still Available!

1 Comment » Written on February 23rd, 2009 by
Categories: Students

Has This Ever Happened To You?
Conscientious Student: "Oh no! I want to have a successful year at Multnomah next year, but this harsh economy really has me worried! How am I going to pay for everything?"

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How Does $1000 - $7000 sound?
It was recently brought to my attention by our esteemed Financial Aid Director Mary McGlothlan, that there is still $$ left for Multnomah scholarships - all you have to do is apply. Soon. By March 1st, to be exact.

www.multnomah.edu/finaid

5 Steps To Scholarship $$

  1. Go online to MU Finaid right now.
  2. Select "College" or "Seminary"
  3. Select "Multnomah Aid" from the left-menu.
  4. Download/Fill out short applications and turn in to Finaid ASAP!
  5. Breathe out a sigh of relief.

Don't forget - March 1st, 2009

Contact Financial Aid Today: