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Students and Parents Encouraged to Attend College Fair on Tuition Assistance
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Atlanta, GA--  Councilman Aaron Watson and School Board member, Yolanda Johnson have teamed up with The Scholarship Academy in an effort to help Atlanta students and parents secure funding for college.  The "I am College Material" Fair will take place on Wednesday 11/17 from 4pm-8pm at the Atrium in Atlanta City Hall.

The Federal Pell Grant and Georgia HOPE are both facing major shortages in the coming years, and the councilman want families to start planning now for their educational futures.

The Scholarship Academy is a local nonprofit scholarship preparatory program that has launched this "I am College Material" Scholarship Fair.  

The event will introduce “average students” to the private scholarship application process. The Scholarship Fair is designed to ensure that two core populations of students, low-wealth students with “average” GPAs (2.5 – 3.3) and middle-income students seeking merit-based aid can effectively address the gaps in their financial aid packages.

More than 250 Atlanta public school students will be actively engaged in at least two scholarship preparatory stations and gain valuable insight on the following: Maximizing Your Eligibility, Navigating the Scholarship Research Maze, Crafting Winning Essays and Nailing the Scholarship Interview.  Scholarship giveaways will be provided by Sodexo, a leading provider of food and facilities management.

Students will have the opportunity to interact with local and national scholarship committees and learn the best approach to securing scholarships. 

The Fair will be Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Atrium in Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave, SW. Parking will be available in the deck located at the corner of Washington Street and Memorial Drive as well as paid on-street parking around City Hall.

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