Financial Aid Ambassador Program

Financial Aid Ambassadors Serve As:

  • Liaisons between the College, local high schools and community partners
  • Assistants for financial aid activities such as workshops and Financial Aid Awareness Week
  • College representatives at community events such as Cash for College and College Fairs

Primary Emphasis: 

  • Raise awareness of State and Federal Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources
  • Encourage low-income and disadvantaged students to apply for financial aid
  • Assist students (current and prospective) and their families in overcoming financial barriers
  • Communicate with local feeder high schools, community organizations and the general public 

Benefits of being a Financial Aid Ambassador:

  • Build leadership and public-speaking skills.
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of financial aid and scholarship resources.
  • Establish relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and students at Skyline College.
  • Develop relationships with four-year university representatives and community partners.

Services:

Classroom Presentations:
Financial Aid Ambassadors are available to conduct classroom presentation on upcoming Financial Aid Office events and general financial aid information.  If you are interested in having a Financial Aid Ambassador give a brief presentation to your classroom, please email Jocelyn Vila.  We would love for our Financial Aid Ambassadors to present to your class and help encourage your students to apply for financial aid and scholarships!

Community Events:

Financial Aid Ambassadors are available to give presentations, workshops and staff information tables.  If you would like a Financial Aid Ambassador to attend your next event or activity, please Jocelyn Vila.

Financial Aid Ambassadors:

Leitu and Jose

Jose Milan:
Jose graduated from South San Francisco High School and became a Campus Ambassador in Spring 2011. Jose is very active on campus has been involved with many programs including Hermonos, Puenta, MESA, EOPS and TRiO. He is fluent in Spanish and is able to assist our Spanish speaking students and families.  Jose is a recipient of several scholarship including the Kumin Scholarship. Jose was recently featured on the "I Can Afford College" website. 


Bianca Porras:
Bianca graduated from Leadership High School, San Francisco.  She became a Financial Aid Ambassador in Spring 2012. She is a former member of the First Year Experience "FYE" Learning Community and now serves as a mentor for the FYE program. Bianca is a 2013-2014 Kumin Scholarship recipient. 

Letitu Takapu:

Leitu graduated from South San Francisco High School in 2012. She is the youngest of eight siblings and comes from a very grounded and humble family.  She is very excited to be a part of the Financial Aid Office.  Letiu says that she loves being in college and she strives to be the best in everything she does. Her dream is to one day be a social worker.  Leitu joined our Ambassador Team in Spring 2013.  Leitu is a 2013-2014 Grove Scholarship recipient. Leitu was recently featured on the "I Can Afford College" website.

Bianca and Leitu     

Questions:

Please contact:
Jocelyn Vila, Program Services Coordinator
vilaj@smccd.edu

or email Financial Aid Ambassadors

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