As the sun sets on College GO! Week, students throughout the district are walking away with plenty of knowledge to help them through their educational journeys. Each school had an infinite amount of activities and resources available to help them prepare for college. The staff at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School (CAMMHS) pulled out all the stops to provide a seamless College GO! Week. Each morning students were greeted with trivia contests with chances to win college gear. Staff were encouraged to wear their college t-shirts and they opened the floor to student questions.
Most colleges and universities within the state of Indiana offered to waive application fees during College GO! Week. Computer labs were open for students to apply fee-free. The excitement continued as 200 juniors and seniors attended the National College Fair and the convention center early last week. Students in attendance were able to meet with college recruiters, allowing them to gain information about admissions requirements, school details and more. Two seniors of CAMMHS were invited to attend the Kentucky State University luncheon and were offered on-the-spot scholarships!
To close out College GO! Week with a bang, 50 of the top GPA-ranked juniors of CAMMHS were awarded $25 scholarships to help kick start a 529 College Choice Savings Plan. The savings plan allows families to pay for their children’s education by making contributions to an investment account for higher education expenses.
Many colleges have application submission deadlines of November 1. Coming up on October 23, students will have support staff and volunteers available at their schools to help walk them through the college application process. Students can apply to most Indiana colleges and universities free of application fees during this time. All high school seniors expected to graduate at the end of this academic year will be encouraged to apply for admission to at least one college or university, if they have not already done so.
- Post published:October 1, 2015