• College and Career Related Events

    Posted by Tabitha Bryant on 9/14/2019

    Stratford Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to visit colleges! If you want to plan some college visitations during school hours, be sure to use the College Visitation Form to excuse your absence. Please pay special attention to how many visits you are allowed.

    Guided Pathway Support Program - Ron Brown Scholar Program Initiative: GPS is a free online college access and advising program that helps African-American high school juniors and seniors navigate the college application process using Ron Brown scholars as guides. Each year, GPS offers 10-12 scholarships to participating high school seniors based on contributions to the GPS online college access community, academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership. GPS is now accepting applications from current and rising African American high school juniors and seniors. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.rbsgps.com/?SFMC_cid=EM190588-&rid=47776615.

    Mercer University Engineering Scholarship Challenge: Saturday, November 16th at the Macon, GA campus. The Mercer University School of Engineering plans to award valuable scholarships this fall to high school seniors who are interested in Mercer's engineering, industrial management, and technical communications program. The Scholarship Challenge is a day where students meet with staff to tour campus and the departmental labs and technology. Students who are interested should apply for the November 16th event at http://engineering.mercer.edu/admissions/scholarship.cfm. Contact Stephen Karafa at 478.301.2650 or via email at karafa_sp@mercer.edu with questions.

    Upstate HBCU Classic College Fair: Tuesday, September 24 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Augusta Road Library in Greenville, SC. On-site admissions and scholarship offers will be awarded. For additional information, contact Paula Payton at pcpayton@claflin.edu or Phyllis Thompson at 803.386.1059. 

    2019 Fall Career in Sports Day: Friday, November 15 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC. This event, hosted by the Charlotte Hornets, offers the opportunity for thousands of students to come and hear from top Hornets executives in a multitude of fields about how they got their career started and end the day at the Pistons vs. Hornets game. The cost for this event includes the Speaker Panel, game ticket, and gift. Registration is required by Monday, November 4. Click here to access the registration form. For more information, contact Fabian Truss at 704.688.9018 or ftruss@hornets.com.

    Case Western Reserve University (OH): Diversity Overnights will be held on October 13-14 and November 10-11. Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds. We want to give you an in-depth look at the opportunities available to Case Western Reserve University students. CWRU will cover transportation costs and assist with arrangements. You will arrive on Sunday and stay overnight in a residence hall with a student host. You will engage with faculty during classes and discussions, and explore our campus located in the heart of Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood. The program rolls into our Fall Open House, where you will learn more about how our students contribute to classroom discussions, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities and engage in hands-on learning. Apply for Diversity Overnight at https://case.edu/admission/diversity-overnight.

    North Carolina A&T State University: Aggie Nights provides students an opportunity to attend an Office of Undergraduate Admissions information session in a city near you. These informal gatherings are designed to address your questions about the application process, academic majors, financial assistance, academic scholarships, student life, and other relevant topics in a smaller intimate setting. Representatives will be in Columbia, SC on Wednesday, October 30th. To confirm your attendance at this location or any other, please visit https://www.ncat.edu/admissions/undergraduate/events/index.html. Fall Open House will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM with check-in beginning at 8:30 AM. Register online at https://www.ncat.edu/admissions/undergraduate/events/index.html

    Ithaca College (NY): Open House held on October 5, October 14, October 26, November 11, and April 25. Learn more and register at ithaca.edu/visit.

    Christian University & College Fair: Tuesday, October 1st from 6:30-8:30 PM at Faith Christian School. Representatives from many of the top Christian colleges and universities in North America will be at the fair. This event will also include a financial aid workshop. No registration required. Additional information can be found at chrisitiancollegefairs.com.

    UGA Vet School for a Day: Wednesday, September 25. This program is open to high school juniors and seniors from GA and SC to educate students about some of the many career opportunities within the field of veterinary medicine. They will hear from veterinarians from UGA's vet school, a guest speaker, and receive a tour of our teaching hospital. The application for this event is available at https://vet.uga.edu/education/k-12-programs/vet-school-for-a-day/. All application materials are due by September 2. There is no cost to attend this event.

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