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 January 24. The event will take place on the University of Houston Sugar Land campus in the Susan Ryon Davis Multipurpose Room in Brazos Hall, 14004 University Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77479. The event will begin with Registration at 6:00 p.m.
The George Foundation offers six different scholarship programs for not only incoming Freshmen, but upper classman and for those returning to college. Highlighted will be the Foundation’s scholarship partnerships with the campuses of Houston Community College, The University of Houston and Wharton County Junior College.
In addition to the presentation from the George Foundation, 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 students to complete; and Dan Dooley, Regional Marketing Director with Scholarship Management Services, will speak about what scholarship evaluators look for in reviewing and scoring scholarship applications. Scholarship Management Services is the largest administer of college scholarships in the United States. This event is free to the public and pre-registration is not required.
Other colleges that will have representatives available to visit with interested students are: Houston Community College, Houston Baptist University, University of Houston Sugar Land, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and Texas State Technical College.