Free money for local high school seniors
Middle Park High School seniors have some exciting opportunities, at no cost to them, to help them reach their post-secondary goals during the last two weeks of October.
The Second Annual Local Scholarship Fair will be held in the MPHS Commons during Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The scholarship fair, being coordinated by the Lions Clubs and MPHS Counseling department, will feature representatives from many different community agencies and their scholarship opportunities.
“Last year MPHS students were awarded over $96,000 in local scholarships. This really shows the community of Grand County’s commitment to Post-Secondary education, and the success of our students,” said MPHS counselor Ben Polonowski. “With the high costs, this money really helps students.”
A representative from The University of Colorado Denver will be offering a FAFSA Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the MPHS Computer Lab for seniors and their parents. Assistance in filling out the FAFSA will be provided and families are asked to bring their 2017 tax information.
“Students should apply early for FAFSA. Awards are given out on a first come, first served basis, so families should not hesitate,” reports Kate Walker. “The FAFSA is a student’s ticket to scholarships, grants, work study, and other financial aid.”
Lastly, Colorado Free Application Day will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Governor Hickenlooper recently announced that all public colleges and universities in Colorado and several private institutions will waive their application fees on this date. Please visit http://www.ciccollegeappmonth.org/colorado-free-application-day for additional details.
Both Walker and Polonowski are excited for these opportunities for Seniors. Students and families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and to take an active role in planning for the future. Graduation is only seven months away.
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