Lane is hosting a series of scholarship workshops to help students researchdifferent types of scholarships and learn the process of successfully applying.
Students can attend either of the upcoming workshops, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. or Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. in Building 19, Room 243.
Lane adviser Jackie Bryson organizes and presents at the workshops. Representatives from the Oregon Student Access Commission also help, Bryson said.
The workshops are full of information on how to receive free money, but the turnout for the first one of the year, which took place Oct. 30, was relatively low, Bryson said.
“I know that there are resources around Lane that can help you apply for scholarships, but I don’t really notice them at Lane because I don’t see things advertised about them,” first-year Lane student Desiree Hansen said. “I know they’re around but I never even heard about the workshops.”
Lane Media Services created a series of YouTube videos covering last year’s workshops. They are titled “How To Apply for a Lane Community College Foundation Scholarship.” Those videos, as well was other informative videos about applying for scholarships, are available on its YouTube channel, LaneMedia Services.
Dean Middleton, who helped produce the videos, said the videos are aimed at increasing the number of students applying for Lane scholarships.
“Apply,” she said. “Everyone can get a scholarship. Lane students receive over $1.8 million a year. You’ll never get a scholarship if you don’t apply. Come to the workshops.”