Gateway to Degrees is an initiative of the St. Louis Regional Chamber aimed at increasing adult degree attainment in the St. Louis region. Through collaboration and partnerships with St. Louis businesses and higher education institutions, Gateway to Degrees aims to connect adults with the support and resources that will help them get back to — and through college.
We have partnered with the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis to help attendees learn about Federal and State Financial Aid from the adult learners’ perspective. The emphasis of this workshop will be an entry-level description of the financial aid process for adults, and the financial aid options available for adults. The workshop will provide an overview of common mistakes/misconceptions about paying for school, common terms to be aware of, and how to begin thinking about scholarships.
Teresa Stock Steinkamp is currently the Advising Director at The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, where she joined the staff in 2009 as Program Advisor; she coordinates the Student Advising Program and assists students with financial, academic, and personal matters they encounter during their postsecondary education. Born and raised in St. Louis, Teresa graduated in 2006 from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in psychology and sociology. After a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer in a Colorado Springs Head Start classroom, she returned to St. Louis and earned her master’s in social work, specializing in school social work, from Saint Louis University in 2009. Teresa is a Licensed MSW in Missouri.