Sonia Khan’s Experience

Sonia Khan’s Experience

SEPTEMBER IS FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH


Financial Aid: What You Need to Know

  1. https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out

  2. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Financial Literacy for High School Youth

  • MoneySmart Curriculum for Young Adults
    A comprehensive financial education curriculum to teach people ages 12-20 the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions.

Scholarship Resources

  1. https://bold.org/scholarships/pennsylvania/
  2. https://naacp.org/find-resources/scholarships-awards-internships
  3. https://naacp.org/find-resources/scholarships-awards-internships/scholarships

 

Student Resources

  1. Https://shorelight.com/student-stories/tips-for-overcoming-homesickness-in-college/

  2. Looking inside a typical day of a college student: 
    https://www.collegeraptor.com/find-colleges/articles/student-life/typical-college-schedule/

 

“A college education entails more than simply attending classes.  To create the best college experience, it requires you to engage in opportunities that can make a difference and enrich your campus life.  Failing to do so can possibly destroy the quality of your college experience.  Instead of standing on the sidelines as a passive observer, get involved in on-campus events, clubs, and activities that interest you.  Don’t let college become your second high school.  I learned this the hard way.

Hi, my name is Steven Jiang, and I am a first generation student at Penn State Abington majoring in mechanical engineering, also a participant in Penn State’s 2022 Engineering Ahead Summer Program.  College, in my experience, entails more than just attending classes; it also entails participating in extracurricular activities.  When I was a dual enrollment student at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), I simply showed up to class and missed out on all the events and chances to make a difference.  A couple of my classmates engaged in activities on campus, made their connections and became summer teacher assistants at CCP.  Getting involved on campus can only lead to more opportunities.  As a result, I suggest you get involved and start getting involved now!”