College Night at Visalia Convention Center
Tuesday, September 13
Representatives from over 100 universities and colleges will be on-hand at the 30th Annual Tulare County College Night to answer questions about entrance requirements, tuition and housing at their institutions. College Night, which will be held at the Visalia Convention Center Tuesday, September 13, 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 will be given access to the event at 6:00 p.m. so that they can spend more time with the representatives. Younger high school students and their parents will be admitted at 6:15 p.m. as in years past.
In addition to the college representatives, students and parents can visit two sessions of informational presentations (beginning 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. 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.
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, College Night is coordinated by the Tulare County Office of Education, but generously supported by numerous local service clubs, businesses and high schools. Community support not only helps with the cost of the event, but supports the College Night Scholarship fund. "The College Night committee does an outstanding job of bringing higher education resources to thousands of Tulare County students each year," says Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak. "The event is a great collaboration between parent volunteers, teachers, college representatives and community supporters."
For more information on College Night, contact Beth Olshewsky at (559) 651-3031. More information is also available at www.tcoe.org/collegenight.