Waxaa qoray Liz Harvey
Qof kasta oo doonaya inuu sii wato waxbarashadiisa wuxuu fahamsan yahay halganka loogu jiro bixinta kharashka waxbarashada, buugaagta, iyo khidmadaha. Markaad isqorto, qaadashada fasalo, barashada imtixaanada, qorida waraaqaha – dhamaan intaad ku gudajirayso shaqo waxay noqon kartaa mid dhib badan. Warka fiicani waa in Maine uu leeyahay daraasiin deeq waxbarasho oo loogu talagalay ardayda da ‘kasta leh. Waxaa jira deeqo waxbarasho oo loogu talagalay barnaamijyada muddada-gaaban, barashada luqadda Ingiriisiga, xirfadaha xirfadeed, dadka waaweyn ee ku soo laabanaya dugsiga, guusha dugsiga sare, kulliyadaha, iskuulada ganacsiga, iyo inbadan.
Aasaas kasta wuxuu leeyahay shuruudo kala duwan. Halka qaar kaliy kaa rabaan inaad muujiso baahi dhaqaale, kuwa kale waxay qiimeeyaan shuruudaha sida hogaaminta, adkeysiga, iyo adeega bulshada. Deeq waxbarasho oo badan oo tartan ah waxay diirada saaraan awooda tacliinta iyo gaaritaanka. Codsiyada qaarkood waxay u baahan yihiin maqaal, kuwa kalena uma baahna.
Kahor intaadan kahadlin deeqaha waxbarasho ee gaarka ah, waa muhiim inaad fahanto waxa sameeya codsi aad ufiican. Kahor intaadan kahadlin deeqaha waxbarasho ee gaarka ah, waa muhiim inaad fahanto waxa sameeya codsi aad ufiican.
Waa muhiim inaad tusto tusaalooyin sida aad u tahay hogaamiy, shaqada, guriga, dugsiga, goobtaada cibaadada, iyo bulshadaada.
Deeqo badan ayaa raadiya xirfadaha hoggaaminta. Ma madaxweyne ka ahayd naadi iskuul? Miyaad furatay naadi ama urur bulsheed? Waa muhiim inaad tusto tusaalooyin sida aad u tahay hogaamiye – shaqada, guriga, dugsiga, goobtaada cibaadada, iyo bulshadaada.
Waxyaabaha kale ee aasaasku raadiyaan waa adkeysi. Ma leedahay dariiq adag oo aad ku gaarto hadafyadaada? Miyaad ka gudubtay caqabado muhiim ah? Ma adkaysi baa? Miyaad aqbashaa isbeddelka oo ma la qabsataa si waafaqsan? Tusaalooyin ka bixi. Si gaar ah u sheeg. Xusuus now sheeko meesha aad ku muujisay adkaysiga, wadista, iyo adkeysiga.
Adeegga bulshada ayaa had iyo jeer faa iido weyn u leh dalabka. Miyaad tabaruc ku sameysaa bulshadaada? Miyaad ka shaqeysay bangiga cuntada ee maxalliga ah? Muujinta inaad u adeegto kuwa bulshadaada ka mid ah waa hab fiican oo looga dhigi karo dalabkaaga mid muuqda.
AWOODDA TACLIINTA IYO GUULAHA
Inkasta oo deeqaha waxbarasho qaarkood aysan diirada saarin tacliinta, kuwa kale waxay u baahan karaan ugu yaraan GPA. Awoodda tacliimeed maahan oo kaliya dhibco wanaagsan, waxay sidoo kale ka dhigan tahay guulo kale oo waxbarasho. Ma heshay wax abaalmarino iyo maamuus ah? Miyaad qaadanaysaa fasalo sharaf? Ma u ooman tahay aqoon? Codsigaagu wuxuu u baahan yahay inuu muujiyo inaad adiguna aad leedahay rabitaan ah in lagaa hor imaado oo aad xamaasad u leedahay barashada.
Qormadu waa meel ku habboon in lagu muujiyo tusaalooyinka waxqabadkaaga, hoggaamintaada, adkeysigaaga, iyo adeegga bulshada. Waxay sidoo kale eegi doonaan qoraalkaaga. Miyaad isticmaashaa naxwaha saxda ah, ereybixin adag iyo qaab dhismeed? Fikradahaagu si fiican ma loo horumariyay oo si cad looma sharaxay? Hubso in qof tifaftiro qoraalkaaga – oo doorbidayo ku hadalka af Ingiriisiga hooyo iyo macallinka Ingiriisiga. Ha ka boodin tillaabadan. Waxay noqon kartaa go’aanka u dhexeeya helitaanka deeqda waxbarasho iyo maahan.
Xusuusnow, caddayntu waa furaha. Sii tusaalooyin gaar ah oo ku saabsan sida aad uga sarreyso codsadayaasha kale.
QORSHOOYIN CADAR AH
Aasaasayaashu waxay raadinayaan codsadayaal leh qorshe cad oo ku saabsan waxbarashadooda iyo mustaqbalkooda. Maxaad rabtaa inaad barato? Intee ayey qaadan doontaa? Inbadan oo cayiman waxaad noqonkartaa sida ugufiican. Hubso inaad sharaxdo sida aad u maamuli doonto shaqadaada iyo masuuliyadaha dugsiga. Ka dib markaad muujiso hadafyadaada, si cad u sharax sida aad u bixinayso kharashka iskuulka iyo xilalka.
Weydiiso qof inuu qoro talladaada oo si fiican kuu yaqaan. Waxaad siisaa qoraal shaqsiyeed ama resume si aad ugu oggolaato iyaga inay noqdaan kuwo cayiman oo la jaan qaada yoolalka iyo qorshooyinka lagu muujiyay dalabkaaga. Hubso inaad siiso qorayaashaada talo bixinta waqti badan. Macallimiintu aad ayey mashquul u yihiin, markaa ugu yaraan saddex toddobaad ayaa ugu fiican.
QORSHAYNTA KU HABSAAN
Qorshayntu waa qayb aan caadi ahayn oo muhiim u ah geeddi-socodka. Sida iska cad waa goor dambe in laga fekero waxyaalahan haddii waqtiga kama dambaysta ah ee codsigu uu ka hadho toddobaad. Bilow inaad hada qorsheyso deeqda waxbarasho ee aad rabto inaad ku dalbato dhowr bilood gudahood ama xitaa sanadka soo socda. Ka mid noqo naadiyada, iskaa wax u qabso bulshada, oo qaado doorarka hogaaminta markaad aragto. Waqtiga kama dambaysta ah ee dalabku wuu adag yahay. Qor taariikhda oo horay u qorshee.
Si aad u hesho riyadaada deeqaha waxbarasho, waxay u baahan tahay shaqo – iyo aragti fog – qorshee hadda si aad u hesho codsi adag oo diyaar ah. Xusuusnow, mararka qaarkood go’aanka ayaa aad ugu dhowaan kara adiga iyo codsade kale. Lugtaada ugu fiican horay u sii qaado si aad u iftiimiso. Keydso maqaalkan oo la fadhiiso saaxiib ama lataliye si uu kaaga caawiyo xulashada deeqaha waxbarasho ee ugu fiican adiga.
LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS PROSPERITYME Deadline: March 1 https://www.prosperityme.org/scholarships ProsperityME will award scholarships of up to $5,000 per school year ($10,000 maximum per student). To be eligible, candidates must Not be eligible for federal financial aid, must live in the state of Maine, sustain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher, plan to enroll or currently are enrolled in a Maine college or university and demonstrate financial need. For more information, contact Byron Bartlett – [email protected]
MAINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION https://www.mainecf.org/find-a-scholarship/available-scholarships/ Maine Community Foundation scholarships provide financial assistance for Maine residents attending accredited colleges, universities, technical and career schools. Some funds also support students attending private high schools, camps, and experiential learning programs. For more information, contact Liz Fickett – [email protected]
Maine Community Foundation Adult Learner Scholarship https://www.mainecf.org/find-a-scholarship/available-scholarships/for-adult-learners/ If you are an adult returning to school, the Adult Learner Scholarship is specifically aimed at supporting you. Applicants may be enrolled full time or part time. For more information, contact Cherie Galyean – [email protected].
Maine Community Foundation – Short-term credential award – up to $1,500 Application Deadline: 1st of each month for short-term credential awards. The short-term award will have a rolling deadline of the 1st of each month. Applicants are eligible for a short-term award if the program lasts less than a full semester. See web site for more criteria.
Maine Community Foundation – Long-term scholarship award – $1,500 – $5,000 Application Deadlines: June 15 and November 15. This award is renewable. Applicants are eligible for a long-term award if the program will last more than a full semester. See web site for more criteria.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MAINE IMMIGRANTS http://smischolarships.org/smi-scholarship-application/ Applications must be received at least two weeks before your class or program begins. This scholarship helps build language & professional skills for higher education. See requirements on web site.
COMPETITIVE SKILLS SCHOLARSHIP – MAINE CAREER CENTER https://www.mainecareercenter.gov/cssp.shtml This scholarship helps workers learn new skills. If you are eligible, you can receive up to $6,000 per year for a full-time student and $3,000 per year for a part-time student. You can qualify for a grant each year you remain in your training program. Visit the web site to see a list of job skills that qualify for the grant. Check with the Career Center to see if it is an open application period.
UNITIL SCHOLARSHIP FUND https://unitil.com/our-community/unitil-scholarship-fund
Deadline: April 2 For high school students who plan to pursue degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Six $5,000 scholarships awarded to students who live in and attend high school in one of Unitil’s service territories. See web site for list.
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION These scholarships are very competitive. Only for the highest achievers. Cooke Young Scholars Program
Deadline: March 22, 2021 https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/young-scholars-program/ The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.
Cooke College Scholarship Deadline: October 30, 2020 https://www.jkcf.org/our-stories/apply-now-2021-college-scholarship/ The College Scholarship awards up to $40,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study to complete their bachelor’s degree. The application is available exclusively via the Common App’s online platform.
Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Deadline: Early January 2022 https://www.jkcf.org/our-stories/apply-2021-transfer-scholarship The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship awards community college students with up to $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete their bachelor’s degree making it among the largest private scholarships for community college transfer students in the country.
SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH LOCAL COLLEGES All colleges offer scholarships. On your first day of school, ask the admissions counselor or your advisor about available scholarships.
SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (SMCC) https://www.smccme.edu/admissions-aid/scholarships/ The SMCC Foundation administers a variety of scholarships with a range of criteria from financial need to academic merit. The application process is simple: one form to apply for all foundation scholarships you qualify for. Deadline is the end of August and are usually awarded in October or November.
SMCC – Path to Graduation Path to Graduation (P2G) P2G is designed to help first-year college students plan for success and achieve their goals. The program helps new college students connect with their peers and offers one-to-one guidance. https://www.smccme.edu/academics/success-programs/p2g/
TRIO Student Support Services provides support for low-income, first-generation or disabled students from the first day of college through graduation. Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the program provides individualized advising, peer mentoring and other support services aimed at student success. Trio is also offered at USM. https://www.smccme.edu/academics/success-programs/trio/ Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is The Official Honor Society for Two-year Colleges. If you are in the honor society at SMCC, joining Phi Theta Kappa is strongly recommended. PTK offers its own scholarships and showing you are a member is beneficial when applying to a four-year college. https://www.ptk.org
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (USM) The Promise Scholarship Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are being accepted through March 15th. https://usm.maine.edu/scholarships/promise-scholarship The Promise Scholarship program is designed to help Maine students overcome financial and academic barriers, remain in school, and graduate in four years with less debt, prepared to make their own contributions to Maine’s social and economic well-being. The Promise Scholarship serves as a “top-off” award to ensure 100% of USM tuition and fees are covered for up to four years. The program generally accepts a cohort of up to 25 students. For more information, please contact Daniel Barton at 207-780-4199 or [email protected]
Osher Re-entry Scholarship https://usm.maine.edu/scholarships/re-entry-scholarship-programs For students who have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of 5 or more years. Not to exceed $5,000 per student, per award cycle (12 months) and are to be applied to tuition exclusively.
COLLEGES IN UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM – ADULT DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPS https://ums-scholarship.fluidreview.com
The Adult Degree Completion Scholarship fund supports students returning to school to complete their academic studies.
The Opening Doors Scholarship offers assistance to newly enrolled students pursuing their degree or workforce credential.
The Senior Citizens Waiver offers tuition and Board approved mandatory fees for students 65 years of age or older who register for undergraduate courses on a credit or audit basis at any university of the University of Maine System.
HUSSON UNIVERSITY https://www.husson.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/ UNIVERSITY OF MAINE https://go.umaine.edu/apply/scholarships UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND https://www.une.edu/sfs/undergraduate/financing-your-education/grants-and-scholarships About the author: Liz Harvey is a Writing Tutor at Southern Maine Community College. She is also a Scholarship Reader for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.