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Scholarship application deadline is Feb. 1

Pittsburg State University students have a little over two weeks to apply for scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Pittsburg State University students have a little over two weeks to apply for scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The deadline to apply for general university scholarships is Feb. 1, and students must apply by logging into the GUS system on the Pitt State website. Pitt State awarded more than $3 million in scholarships last year and is expected to award a similar amount in the year ahead.

“Applying for scholarships is a simple process that takes place while students are completing their admission and enrollment procedures,” said Tammy Higgins, director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance. “There are a lot of scholarship dollars available, and we encourage all of our students to apply.”

Students who are awarded a scholarship will be notified by letter in mid-March.

According to Higgins, most scholarships are awarded on a merit basis. However, some do include financial need as a requirement.

“There are a variety of scholarships available to students,” Higgins said. "The main focus right now is that students must make themselves eligible for any of them by applying by Feb. 1. Being aware of and meeting that deadline is very important.”

For more information about scholarships available, visit https://go.pittstate.edu/scholarship.app.init?W0E5tdJA3cAVo.

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