The Lemoore Navy News
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Naval Air Station Lemoore’s (NASL) Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) is running a new education series, Sailors for College, that is designed to provide vital information and answer questions for active duty sailors, spouses and children who are thinking about higher education.

The classes are being instructed by FFSC Education Servicer Facilitator Ameerah Robateau in Bldg. 824 across from the base theater and are taking place from now until June.

The classes cover a variety of topics, from grammar to scholarship opportunities, to transcripts and networking.

The next class, Grammar Matters, takes place on Feb. 12, and according to Robateau, will provide writing tips for professional documents, including resumes, and address common writing mistakes that are made in these documents.

In the class Finding and Applying for Scholarships, being held on Feb. 21, Robateau will cover online sources for finding scholarships, schools that offer scholarships, applications, and deadlines, as well as completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

“There are scholarships out there for everything,” Robateau said. “The important thing is finding the ones that work for you.”

Robateau, who has earned two master’s degrees and a bachelor’s degree, will be providing helpful study and test-taking tips during the series.

“I’ll be talking about overcoming anxiety when test-taking and discussing different study and test-taking strategies. There are also a lot of things I’ve learned being a student myself for many years. Even if you are already in school, these classes can be helpful,” she said.

Robateau said that there are thousands of colleges that accept Navy Tuition Assistance. A full list of colleges can be found through Navy College.

“Even if you are on the fence, or you are curious, come to the classes and see what it’s about,” Robateau said.

It is not mandatory to attend all of the classes in the series. To register or find out more, call (559) 998-4042.

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