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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, January 24, 2012

“Cash for College” Scholarship Opportunities

Assemblymember Das Williams reminds students interested in attending college next fall that by attending one of several “Cash for College” workshops they will have the opportunity to qualify for a $1,000 scholarship.


Students in attendance at one the “Cash for College” workshops held in January and February will be able to qualify to win a scholarship, courtesy of California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) and Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC).

Assemblymember Williams will be co-sponsoring two of the college prep workshops, Thursday, Jan. 26th from 4–8 p.m. at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta and Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6–8 pm at San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara.

Student Opportunity and Access Program of Santa Barbara (Cal-SOAP SB) is also sponsoring these workshops. Families are encouraged to bring Federal Income Tax returns, W-2 forms or paycheck stubs and bank statements to these workshops.

One scholarship will be awarded at each workshop. Scholarships must be used at a 2-year public or 4-year public or private degree-granting institution in Fall 2012 within or outside of California.

“In our current environment where the cost of college continues to skyrocket and funding for higher education is increasingly difficult to secure, opportunities like this to help students reach their goals are vital,” Assemblymember Williams said. “Scholarships and grants are what helped me get an education, why not afford that same opportunity to those that have come after me.”

If unable to attend one of these events, a host of other workshops will also be held. For a full listing of “Cash for College” workshops and for information on the “Why I Apply” scholarship worth $4,000 visit: www.calgrants.org/workshops.

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