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Alpha Sigma Lambda
"Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society which partners with colleges and universities to celebrate the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education."
Penn State Hazleton's chapter, Phi Sigma, has inducted over 50 members since it's inception five years ago. The Society not only brings together outstanding students and faculty, but also offers each individual an exposure to interests other than his/he own. This organization provides our students with a forum for the exchange of ideas or activities and programs for adult students and enhances the image of adult education on the campus. According to the national Alpha Sigma Lambda's website:
"Alpha Sigma Lambda's aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the achievement of scholarship and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student's career. By so doing, this Society encourages many students to continue toward and to earn associate and baccalaureate degrees."
It is most important that you fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) report as soon as you apply to Penn State University and keep the record updated for the duration of your education. Those of you who rely on financial aid of any kind know the importance of having this complete and accurate. Things to watch for: new names, new addresses, new dependents, and another year's tax information. This can be done on-line at the FAFSA website. I have had some questions about additional scholarships and grants. Any new and traditional scholarship information is forwarded to Adult Learners on the Penn State Hazleton campus via emails from the Adult Services Coordinator.
A useful site for you to check regularly is:
Additional suggestions for you:
check your local newspapers on a regular basis
carefully check each issue of your "professional" magazines and newsletters
make sure you read the emails which are sent to you
ask your employer(s) or human resource office about a company plan (so many in this area offer "reimbursement" upon successful completion of courses)