College and Career Night Out Coming on October 4
College and Career Night Out 2018 will take place on Thursday, October 4 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Fremont High School.
This fun, free event is open to all Newaygo County public, homeschool, and private high school students as well as parents, guardians, and adult students. Attendees will explore college and career possibilities and gather information on scholarships and financial aid. The event is hosted by WE CAN! Newaygo County, the local college and career access network, in partnership with Fremont Area Community Foundation.
Free pizza will be available from 5-6 p.m. and attendees will be able to meet with college advisors and high school counselors in the cafetorium. Information sessions will begin at 5:30.
From 6-7:30 p.m. in the large gym, attendees can meet with representatives from a wide variety of colleges, universities, trade schools, career training programs, and military branches. There will be opportunities to learn more about FAFSA, Michigan Works! West Central, Telamon, and scholarships available through Fremont Area Community Foundation and Gerber Foundation. Information about Early College Newaygo County, the Promise Zone, and the Newaygo County Career-Tech Center will also be available.
Three information sessions will be presented during the event, from 5:30-6 p.m. Topics are:
Finding Money for College
College costs keep rising, but there’s a lot of financial aid out there! Come learn about college affordability options, from federal and state aid to community-based scholarship programs.
How to Choose a College
Unsure which college to attend? Newaygo County college advisors will lead a discussion to help guide you toward the school and career path that suits you best!
Top Ways to Prepare for College While in High School
Curious to know what a college is actually looking for in a high school student? Wondering you how might prepare for your next step after high school? Join a high school counselor and a college advisor as they discuss how to effectively use your time in high school to prepare for college. Learn about what colleges look for and how you can prepare, starting as early as a freshman, to set yourself up for success in college and beyond.
Contact WE CAN! Newaygo County at 231.924.8857 with questions. More information—including a list of schools expected to attend the college fair—can be found at facommunityfoundation.org/ccno.