AUGUSTA, Ga. – More than 5,000 area high school students met with representatives from over 130 colleges and universities across the U.S. at a recent event managed by the Savannah River Site management and operations contractor.
The annual Central Savannah River Area College Night allows students to gather information about their top choices at one location, helping limit costly college visits. They also have the opportunity to receive $16,000 in college scholarships.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) funded several buses to provide free transportation to and from the venue to economically disadvantaged students from rural school systems.
“We’re thrilled with the amazing turnout we see year after year,” said Gladys Moore, SRNS program coordinator for the event. “We use virtually every square foot of the James Brown Arena to help recruiters assist the students. One recruiter described it as the ‘Super Bowl of all college recruiting events.’”
At College Night, students and parents can:
- Learn about educational opportunities, admission requirements, and tuition;
- Attend seminars on scholarships, financial aid, essay writing for college admissions, time management, learning styles, scholarships, and joint enrollment;
- Visit a counseling center for advice on the college application process from high school advisors and admissions professionals;
- Examine post-college options at the career exploration area; and
- Register for a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship.
Most of event’s volunteers are employees at SRS near Aiken, S.C. The DOE-Savannah River Office is a major sponsor.
College Night has connected tens of thousands of students with more than $250,000 in scholarships in its 30-year history.
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