Students and their families are often confused by the myriad ways to pay for college.  How to bridge the gap between family funds, financial aid and the total cost of paying for college?  Funding their college education shouldn’t be a mystery.  FCAN’s Paying for College webinar series breaks it down so you can help reduce confusion for the students you guide.  Having a better grasp of the funding landscape can help students build a sound plan to pay for their postsecondary education. Register today for Part II, Part III, and Part IV.

Part I:  Scholarships:  Ask the Experts

Guest presenters:

  • Earl Young, Director of Operations & Systems Improvements, Sarasota Education Foundation
  • Eric Aquino, Community Impact Officer, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
  • Malaina Mote, Head, Empowerment & Social Mobility, Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Opening remarks: Braulio Colón, Vice President, Florida Student Success Initiatives, Helios Education Foundation

FCAN hostKathy McDonald, Assistant Director for Network Partnerships

The best places to look for scholarships are often local ones, as communities care most about seeing their students succeed.  But how do students find what’s available locally?  And what are the best strategies to earn scholarships that can help students bridge the gap between what savings and financial aid covers and the total cost of going to college?  Register for Part I in the series to learn from the experts at Florida education and community foundations.  Bring your questions!

In this session you will learn:

  • The best places to look locally for scholarships that cover career and technical credentials, 2-year and 4-year programs
  • Best practices to guide students in writing successful scholarship applications
  • How school districts and community-based organizations can connect to help promote local scholarship opportunities

FCAN thanks the following for their generous support of this webinar series:


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Event Details

Webinar: Paying for College, Part I: Scholarships — Ask the Experts
Date and Time: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Join us for the rest of FCAN’s “Paying for College” webinar series — Part IIPart IIIPart IV

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