www.mybaycity.com October 24, 2017
Rotary Article 11047

Community Foundation's Faist Speaks To Rotary About Scholarship Programs

October 24, 2017
By: Stephen Kent



Aaron Faist
Aaron Faist, Program Officer for the Bay Area Community Foundation's College Resource Center spoke to Rotary about the realities and costs of a modern college education and about the resources provided by the Community Foundation.

Faist said there are three questions every student should answer. First, what are they going to do with their lives, Too many kids just don't think it through?

Second, a student must learn what training they need. Only 30% of careers require a four-year degree. Another 60% requires job-specific training, an apprenticeship, and perhaps a certificate.

The third question is how are they going to pay for their training.

College today is nothing like it was when many of the club members were college students. Along with huge campuses, great recreation and athletic facilities, and superior instruction, there is also the cost.

Parents may recognize what the cost means, but for most high school students, the figures they see when selecting a school are just numbers on a page. In fact, there are numerous resources available to cover these costs, but for the majority of students these resources represent loans that must be paid back. That's why the average student graduate with a student loan debt around $30,000; a debt they must repay.

The Community Foundation manages and distributed over 100 different scholarships locally. They started their College Resource Center a number of years ago to specifically address the needs of students. Besides the two staff members at the Resource Center, every high school has people who help students.

The College Resource Center offers both personal advice and counseling as well as tangible resources. Each year the Center gives out about 300 "big red boxes". The "milk crate" contains material for immediate use, but is meant to be the storage place for all college-related papers for the entire time the student is in school.

Of the 100 scholarships offered, each student may select 15 to apply for. That is a manageable number and encourages the students to be sure they are eligible for the ones they submit. Statistics show that 53% of those who apply get something.

The application period opens December 1 and runs through February. Faist said every student needs to start preparing now. Waiting until the last week just won't allow the student to get the job done.

For more information visit www.baycommitment.org



CLUB NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS



The club will meet OFF SITE at the Marriott on March 7. In light of Vocational Day on the 14th, the board will meet at 11:00 prior to the regular meeting on the 7th.

Anne Trahan announced that the club met the challenge and raised over the $1,000 needed to to purchase one Shelterbox in the club's name. The collection was intended to run just two weeks so Anne passed the collection one more time. Additional funds will be used to purchase smaller "shelter kits".

Cindy Chadwick said that the discounted cost for the Foundation Gala in Frankenmuth scheduled for November 17 has ended. If you can still come, full price tickets may be available.

Next summer's International Convention will be in Toronto, an easy trip for many of us. Be sure you sign up with her if you can make this life-changing Rotary experience.

Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.
Get connected with ROTARY on Facebook.
457 people like us so far. Let's go for 500 people liking our page!
www.facebook.com/BayCityRotary



---- DATES TO REMEMBER ----



Nov 7, 2017
Meet at the Marriott
Board meets at 11:00 prior to the regular meeting.


November 14, 2017 - Annual Vocational Day for High School Juniors. After many years of being the sole sponsor of this event, the Rotary Club of Bay City and the Rotary Club of Bay City Morning will be co-sponsoring this event.

November 17, 2017 - Foundation Gala Zehnder's, Frankenmuth

May 4-5, 2018 - District Conference Frankenmuth
    New format and breakout sessions.
    1 and a half days rather than two full days.


Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at RotaryBayCity.org )


October 31, 2017 Guatemala Amaranth project. Presented by Chuck Cusick.

November 7, 2017
MEET AT THE MARRIOTT
Personal Planned Response Plan to Acts of Violence Increase your situational awareness and learn tactics to avoid, survive and escape dangerous situations from expert Henry Reyna of Secure Solution LLC. A 34-year veteran law enforcement officer offers the training and tools needed to protect yourself and your family from those who would do them harm.
Board meets at 11:00, prior to the regular meeting.

November 14, 2017 Vocational Day SPONSORED BY THE ROTARY CLUBS OF BAY CITY
Annual Vocational Day for High School Juniors. After many years of being the sole sponsor of this event, the Rotary Club of Bay City and the Rotary Club of Bay City Morning will be co-sponsoring this event.

November 21, 2017 YWCA Safe Sitter Program recipient of recent Community Grant.




Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.

Get connected with ROTARY on Facebook.
Over 450 people like us. Let's go for 500 people liking our page!
www.facebook.com/BayCityRotary

Rotary Bay City on Facebook
Rotary Bay City on Facebook!
Click on the Blue Facebook to visit us there.

Remember! Check attendance sheets at the front desk.


LINKS

RotaryBayCity.org BayCityMorningRotary.com
District 6310 Web Site District Dispatch Archive
Rotary International Make-up On-Line at RotaryEclubOne.org
The Rotary Global History Fellowship rotaryfirst100.org
Rotary Global History.


0202 nd 10-15-2018

Designed at OJ Advertising, Inc. (V3) (v3) Software by Mid-Michigan Computer Consultants
Bay City, Michigan USA
All Photographs and Content Copyright © 1998 - 2018 by OJA/MMCC. They may be used by permission only.
P3V3-0200 (1) 0   ID:Default   UserID:Default   Type:reader   R:x   PubID:mbC   NewspaperID:noPaperID
  pid:1560   pd:11-18-2012   nd:2018-10-15   ax:2018-10-19   Site:5   ArticleID:11047   MaxA: 999999   MaxAA: 999999
CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)