Attention students, the 2021-2022 FAFSA application is now available. When applying, have personal information ready such as SSN, DOB, and 2019 Tax information. The sooner you apply, the more grant money you are likely to receive. Apply now! Contact your Academic Advisor for assistance and support. You can also visit the following link for further information.
Now more than ever, students need the extra academic support. Tutoring can significantly improve academic skills and performance. Considering utilizing the tutoring services available at your schools.
KEYS students can book an appointment with a tutor at the link below.
Why pay for college yourself when you can receive financial support through scholarships? High school students, you can find scholarship links on the Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD) web page by selecting any corresponding school. Simply click the "Choose Your School" tab located on the right top corner of the YUHSD home webpage, select a school, and click on the counseling tab. The counseling department for each school has scholarship links and resources. Feel free to navigate to other schools as the scholarships are available for all high school students. Go to --> https://www.yumaunion.org/
Arizona Western College provides resources to grants and scholarships. By clicking on the link below, you will find access to the AWC Foundation, Institutional, and External scholarships. To access the AWC Foundation scholarships you must be attending Arizona Western College and create an account. Visit this link for more info! ---> https://foundation.azwestern.edu/
Institutional scholarships include but not limited to the Art Scholarship, Career and Technical Scholarship, Honors Program Scholarship, and more. Caballeros de Yuma, Angeles De Desierto Nursing Scholarship, and Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship are a few examples of external scholarships that you will find on the web page.
Applying for scholarships can be time consuming, so plan accordingly to meet deadlines. College students visit the link below for scholarship and grant opportunities.
Do you know any student who may benefit from the TRIO programs here at AWC? Are you a student who is driven and interested in receiving guidance to make your way to college? OR a college student seeking support? All three programs are currently recruiting.
Upward Bound is currently looking for 9th and 10th grade students who are willing to dedicate time and commitment to achieve pre-college and college goals. Talent Search is accepting 6th thru 11th grade students to be part of a program who is driven to serve and assist pre-college students. Our KEYS SSS program is currently recruiting first-generation, low-income and AWC college students with a documented disability who are ready to receive academic support, guidance, and achieve college success. To complete your online application, click on the corresponding program link.
Talent Search: https://www.azwestern.edu/student-support/talent-search/application
Upward Bound: https://www.azwestern.edu/student-support/upward-bound/application
Talent Search will be having their End of the Semester Celebration for all schools between December 7-10th! Contact your Academic Success Advisor for more information.
Attention Upward Bounders! UB will be hosting Saturday activities on December 5. For further information, contact your Academic Success Advisor.
First-Generation College Celebration Week
For the past four years institutions from across the nation have celebrated first-generation students, faculty, and staff.
This year, Arizona Western College celebrated first-generation students virtually through a week long celebration that was held November 4th through November 10th.
Learn more about Arizona Western College first-generation students at: https://www.azwestern.edu/student-life/first-generation-college-student
As we make our way into the year learning remotely, it is important to learn and utilize tips to make your academic year a success. Here are a few suggestions that we believe will enhance your virtual learning
Develop a routine: Having a daily routine provides you structure to accomplish your tasks. Set a time to wake up, have breakfast, study, socialize with friends, hobbies, and for sleep. A routine will give you control and encourage success.
Have a designated study space: While we know that your study space may be in your room, try to create a space specifically for your studies. Creating a physical boundary between study and relaxation is recommended to contain stress and create control. A designated study space also sends a clear signal to your brain that it is time to work.
Schedule in breaks: Give yourself a break! Having breaks in between your studies makes you more productive and increases retention. Breaks help regain focus when studying.
Create a study plan and Share it: It is beneficial to create a study plan that will specify when you will study, when you will complete homework, etc. Even more importantly, share your study plan with those around you. This will help create the support you need by communicating your plan. Those around can help respect your study time while knowing when and when you are not available.
Staying Focused and Motivated
One of the many challenges' students face while learning remotely is staying focused and motivated. We know that the change in environment can be stressful and impede your pace. Here are few suggestions to consider:
Take Notes: Taking notes when learning online enhances your retention and influences your knowledge. Taking notes will help you from getting distracted.
Put away distractions: Try to put away any electronics that may distract you from learning. If this is not possible, minimize your distractions by utilizing apps that lock your phone on a time limit.
Find a Support System: Whether its friends, teachers, or classmates, having other people helping you along the way will keep you motivated. FaceTime friends who have the same classes as you to work together. Ask your teacher for help and advice. Choose friends and family whom you can count on if you find yourself needing support and encouragement.
Utilize your resources: Our TRIO programs are here to help! Reach out and communicate with your advisors, academic skill coaches, and peer mentors. Utilize the resources that your school provides. Whether its tutoring, office hours, or general information, use the resources available for you to continue your academic success.