Wake Tech graduate, Sarah Allevato was recently featured on WRAL after she won the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. What’s the secret to Sarah’s success? Read along for her Top 5 Scholarship Tips…
- Write Passionately—the best way to stand out from the rest is to write with lots of emotion and authenticity. It doesn’t matter how amazing your personal statement is, if it’s not able to evoke empathy then the judges will forget it.
- Don’t Underestimate yourself—A lot of people are deterred from writing scholarships because they think their personal story, or journey, is not good enough to deserve a scholarship. I can say with confidence that your story is enough. In the end, it’s really not even about what you write, but how you write it.
- Have all your essays proofread—What I really struggled with was grammar. I could write endless pages of quality content right off the top of my head, but I made so many grammatical errors, like comma splices and run-on sentences, that it overshadowed my work. So, I had every essay checked for grammatical and spelling errors by my school tutors. This is a must if you want to write a winning essay.
- Find your scholarships through a scholarship listing website—For me, it was easy finding scholarships because they were all in one place. I used the website: https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/ to find scholarships to apply to. This website has the option of filtering scholarships by deadline. I would usually apply for scholarships that had a deadline that was at least two weeks out.
- Never Give Up— It might take a long time and a lot of rejection letters before you win a scholarship, for me it took 7 months and 72 rejection letters, but when you do win, the time and effort will be well worth it. After all, a winner is only a loser who tried one more time.
Are you interested in serving your fellow students and learning more about leadership?
Would you like to get involved but don’t know how?
Join the Wake Tech SGA!
Wake Tech’s Student Government Association has several openings and no experience is necessary! Find all the details on our website!
We look forward to reviewing your applications!
SGA members are awarded scholarships for their service!
Stress Management Series
Sponsored by Wellness Services & Student Activities
Feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed? Tired? Unhappy?
This is a 3 session workshop involving basic yoga/body movements, progressive muscle relaxation, open discussion, and self-exploration.
Each session is one hour and limited to 15 participants. Students do not have to attend each session, although it is recommended as each session will cover different topics.
Students must sign up for the sessions they would like to attend.
Comfortable clothing is recommended as we will be practicing simple yoga movements and deep breathing. No previous experience with yoga needed.
Southern Wake Campus | Building N (Gym) | Studio 120 | 11:00 – 12:00pm
Northern Wake Campus| Building K (Gym) | Studio 260 | 3:00 – 4:00pm
At the end of the series, one winner will be announced for a 1-year subscription to the Calm App and giveaway bag!
Questions about this workshop can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Civility Project – Keep Calm and Keep it Civil
Guest speaker Traciana Graves, founder of Say Something Beautiful and Project Bully Free Zone, will be presenting a highly engaging presentation that tackles issues facing campuses today in creating a safe campus environment that appreciates, respects, and encompasses all demographics.
What: Keep Calm and Keep it Civil
Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Location: Southern Wake Campus, Building L Conference Center
The first 125 students who register, will be provided lunch and a free t-shirt!
Please bring Student IDs for check-in.
While the Southern Wake Campus Library is closed for renovations, please stop by the ILC to use the computer lab. A librarian will be in the ILC room 116 March 19 – 22 to offer research help, however, library books will unavailable.
Monday – Thursday – 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.