George Foundation College Scholarship/Financial Aid information seminar set for January 23
High school seniors, parents, youth counselors, and college students of all ages and classifications can learn about scholarships offered by the George Foundation at a free seminar being held Thursday, January 23. The event takes place on the University of Houston Sugar Land campus in the Susan Ryon Davis Multipurpose Room in Brazos Hall, 14004 University Blvd., Sugar Land. The event begins with registration at 6:00 p.m. and presentations to start at 6:30 p.m.
In addition to a presentation on the George Foundation scholarship programs, Priscilla Salas, Financial Aid Counselor with Wharton County Junior College, will provide information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); what it is and why it is so important for all students to complete. Patti Dodge, Director with Scholarship Management Services, will speak about scholarship evaluators and what they look for in reviewing and scoring scholarship applications. Dr. Wilma Perkins, Financial Aid Officer with Houston Community College will explain how a student accesses awarded financial aid or scholarships when registering for college.
The George Foundation offers four different scholarship programs for not only incoming freshmen, but upper classman and for those returning to college to complete their education.
Through its High School Scholarship Program, the Foundation funds a $20,000 four year scholarship to 25 Fort Bend County graduating seniors. Also highlighted will be the Foundation’s scholarship partnership with the campuses of Houston Community College, The University of Houston and Wharton County Junior College.
This event is free to the public and pre-registration is not required; however, seating is limited.
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