College Night is tonight in Visalia
The Tulare County Office of Education’s annual College Night will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave.
Representatives from more than 85 universities and colleges will be in attendance to answer questions about entrance requirements, tuition and housing at their institutions. Tulare County College Night is designed for high school students and parents who want to learn more about preparing for and applying to colleges. High school juniors and seniors and their parents are offered access to the event at 6 p.m. to allow more time with the representatives. Younger high school students and their parents will be admitted at 6:30 p.m.
In addition to the college representatives, students and parents can visit two sessions of informational presentations at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. on topics ranging from how to write an effective college essay and prerequisite courses to financial aid and athletic recruitment. One presentation on financial aid and educational planning will be offered in Spanish.
“The College Night committee does an outstanding job of bringing higher education resources to thousands of Tulare County students each year,” said Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak. “The event is a great collaboration between parent volunteers, teachers, college representatives and community supporters.”
Students will also be able to pick up instructions on applying for the annual Tulare County College Night Scholarship, which provides one student $1,000 per year for up to four years, based on academic and personal accomplishments.
Applications will be available on-line through the College Night website (www.tcoe.org/collegenight) in late September, or through Tulare County high school counselors.
The application deadline for the College Night scholarship is Feb. 1. Students and parents may also utilize the web site for links to university, financial aid and test preparation sites.
Coordinated by the Tulare County Office of Education, the 31st Annual College Night, and its scholarship, is supported by numerous local service clubs, businesses and high schools.
For more information on College Night, call Beth Olshewsky at 651-3031. More information is also available at www.tcoe.org/collegenight.