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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb 16, 2006    #032
Contact: Michelle Hopkins
816-235-1592

ScholarsFest is a one-stop shop for information about entering college and getting financial aid

High school seniors planning to attend college in the Fall of 2006, as well as the parents and counselors trying to help them negotiate the maze of forms and processes, listen up! ScholarsFest is the place you need to be Saturday morning, February 25th.

ScholarsFest, a half day program (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) in the University Center, 50th and Rockhill Rd. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, presents experts on all aspects of going to college in a most convenient manner, easing the stress and uncertainty that can cloud the transition to higher education.

Workshops include:

  • Cost of attending college and budgeting;

  • How to find scholarships and financial aid;

  • Preparing for college entrance exams;

  • College life beyond the classroom;

  • Admissions process at UMKC;

  • Choosing a college major;

  • Undergraduate internships and career trends;

  • Smart borrowing

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion session.

    A special session on Hispanic scholarships and financial air (with a translator) for Hispanic students, parents and counselors will be held from 9:50 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Similarly, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., a special session on African-American Scholarships and financial aid will be held for those students and their parents. In addition, there will be campus tours and, at the end of the program, drawings for door prizes. The entire program is free.

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

     

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