The mandatory free summer Workshops and Schwab Accounts are integral parts of the Hagan Scholarship and are intended to help recipients obtain a practical understanding of important life skills that may not be taught as a part of the school curriculum.
Recipient Responsibilities will be reviewed at the start of each workshop.
First year workshop: Financial Management, Time Management & Study Strategies.
"The whole experience definitely made me feel 10X better about college. Questions I didn't even know I had were answered." MO418
Financial MGT: "...especially important to me, money management is what I worry about the most." Time MGT: "...important session to me, to help make the transition to a more serious full-time student." MO476
"It was super easy to take notes and the professors had lots of great tips." MO477
Financial MGT: "SO helpful. The speaker made the topic very interesting and explained everything very clearly." Time MGT: "I liked that this was so interactive and insightful. The speakers were also humorous and seemed to genuinely care." KS496
"Advice given from actual college professors was very relevant and valuable." MO506
"made me feel comfortable about starting college and gave excellent advice on how to start out on the right foot" MO544
"...I feel a lot more prepared for the first day of school now!..I really liked the idea of having a 40 hour school-work week. I plan to implement that so I won't procrastinate!" KS573
"Responsibilities were made very clear and simple to understand...excellent advice and skills for money management...advice from actual college professors was very relevant and valuable." MO506
"The value of having some confidence when it comes to finances is infinite. This section made me realize what I was doing right, what I was doing wrong, & what I hadn't even thought about doing at all." KS554
"I must say that it is one of the best that I have ever attended! I wish that more of my peers could attend a workshop like this!" MO598
"I learned a lot from the workshop and also loved meeting the other recipients. It was a great experience." MO838
Second year workshop: Investing for Financial Security.
"I really enjoyed learning about investing my money because this is something I know I will not learn being an education major" MO009
"Motivated me to take this process seriously and plan for the future. I am so grateful to be a part of HSF and to be associated with my fantastic HSF peers. I cannot wait to meet next year to evaluate our stocks' results." MO031
"Giving us the tools to research for ourselves was so much more helpful than simply talking about it." MO034
"At first, I was dreading the workshop, as I feel very out of place when it comes to stocks and investing...when I arrived at the workshop and got involved, I absolutely changed my mind. You not only gave us the tools to be prepared in the future, but you also taught us how to use those tools." MO100
"This workshop was put together so well! All of the information was important and relevant...I look forward to the next workshop." MO142
"I came into the workshop with some knowledge and I left with a plan for my future financial security." MO307
"Learning from the mistakes and successes of others is a great advantage that we would be hard pressed to receive elsewhere...well organized and well presented...I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to attending next year's." MO343