If you're a junior or senior high school student - a big night is coming your way. Savannah River Site is celebrating its 20th annual CSRA College Night Thursday at the James Brown Arena.. More than 150 colleges and universities from all over the country will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about their schools. In addition, $15,000 worth of scholarship money will be given away.
"They have recruiters, representatives, with each school there to answer questions. They have materials to pass out to students," said Nancy Gage, Marketing Dir., SRP Federal Credit Union and Co-Organizer of CSRA College Night. "We also have an opportunity at College Night for students to learn about the Hope and Life Scholarships. So it's just a wonderful opportunity for any student who's thinking about going on to higher education."
The event will be held tomorrow night at the James Brown Arena from 5pm until 8:30pm. Admission is free.
High school students will have an opportunity to meet recruiters from more than 150 colleges and universities and win scholarships totaling approximately $15,000 at CSRA College Night, to be held Thursday, September 5th, from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the James Brown Arena, in Augusta.
Admission is free and open to the public.
"This is the twentieth consecutive year for this event," said Dwayne Wilson, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) President & CEO. "Over the years, more than $275,000 in scholarship funding has been offered to area students who attend College Night. We thank those who so generously make this event a success every year."
According to SRNS Talent and Education Outreach Manager Candice Dermody, College Night provides a valuable resource for Central Savannah River Area students in the counties of Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Bamberg, and Edgefield in South Carolina and Columbia and Richmond Counties in Georgia" said Dermody. "Working with our co-sponsors and contributors, we're pleased to help continue a tradition that provides one-stop shopping for a large and diverse selection of college and university recruiters."
Each year, nearly the entire floor of the arena is filled with students and information booths – colorful exhibits manned by representatives from colleges, universities, and technical schools from throughout the U.S., as well as members from local professional societies, who gear up to share beneficial information relative to the college process. Last year 6,000 CSRA students, parents and guidance counselors attended the event. Even the primary walkways on both levels of the arena were filled with exhibits.
College Night provides a way for CSRA students and parents to:
• Obtain information on educational opportunities, admission requirements and tuition;
• Speak with representatives from various professional societies who will be on hand to provide information in areas such as engineering, management, chemical science and nuclear science;
• Attend seminars to get information about HOPE and LIFE scholarships, financial aid and essay writing for college admissions, scholarships and joint enrollment;
• Visit a counseling center that will be open throughout the evening where students and parents can seek advice about the college application process from high school advisors and admissions professionals; and
• Visit a career exploration area where students can discover their options after college. Students will be able to participate in a quick "card sort" interest inventory to validate their career choice.
A large number of the College Night volunteers are employees working at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. The U.S. Department of Energy-Savannah River is a major sponsor of this event.
To qualify for a College Night scholarship, students must be high school juniors or seniors and graduate with a GPA equal or above 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Students must attend and register in person at CSRA College Night to be eligible.
CSRA College Night sponsors include the U.S. Department of Energy-Savannah River Operations Office, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, SRP Federal Credit Union and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. Other contributors include: Aiken County Public School Career Specialists and Counselors, WSI-Savannah River, Augusta Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Communigraphics, Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers (Aiken Chapter), and American Association of Cost Engineers International, (CSRA Section).
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