1 | Paying for College

1 | Paying for College

1 | Paying for College

What is a scholarship?

A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further his/her education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid. Scholarships are a major component of financial aid for many college students.

In Washington state students receive in excess of $50 million annually in scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors. Students may qualify for an award because of their familial background, choice of college/university, high school attended, geographic region, and more. Once qualified, students are reviewed based on one or more of the following: financial need, scholastic aptitude & effort, leadership, community service, athletics, commitment, goals, and much, much more.

Erika Betancourt
Erika Betancourt joined the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) the summer of 2019 as the Scholarship Specialist. She leads scholarship trainings throughout central Washington to help students fill out award-winning scholarship applications, coordinates scholarship selections and promotes WAEF scholarships. As a previous WAEF scholar and first-generation college student, Erika recognizes the importance of having a helping hand and wants to give back to her community by helping students achieve their academic and career goals. Erika received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a Specialization in Population Health from Central Washington University and is now living in Wenatchee, Washington where she grew up.
Price Free
Instructor Erika Betancourt
Duration 10 weeks
Lectures 3
Enrolled 16 students