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College Night Guides

Scholarship Registration

Scholarship Rules

Financial Aid Seminars/ Counseling Center

Participating Colleges/Universities

Participating Professional & Technical Societies

Prep for College Night

Faring Well at College Night

Tips for Visual and Performing Arts Students

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Scholarship Registration

Random drawings are held throughout the evening to award $1,000 scholarships to registered juniors and seniors in attendance. Only students can register themselves for the scholarship drawing. However, they do not need to be present to win. See official scholarship rules below:

Since 1993, over 125,000 students and parents have attended College Night, with over $280,500 in scholarships awarded by local businesses to students attending the event. Scholarships may be used at any accredited university or college.

Scholarship Rules

1.  Must be an 11th or 12th grade student attending high school. Note: Home schooled students in county or state qualified programs are also eligible.
2.  Must be present at the CSRA College Night event to personally submit application into the drawing. (Student does not need to be present for the actual drawing.)
3.  Must complete high school or home school with a 2.5 out of 4.0 grade point average (GPA) or equivalent. GPA based on grading system utilized at the student’s school.
4.  To receive the scholarship, recipient must attend either an accredited 4-year college/university or a CSRA-based community college that is accredited.
5.  The scholarship must be used within the year following completion of high school or home school.
6.  Only one entry per student is allowed. Multiple entries will disqualify the student.
7.  Any disqualification due to Rules #1 or #6 above will result in another student's name being drawn within 72 hours of the CSRA College Night event for any non-SRP Federal Credit Union scholarship.

Financial Aid Seminars/Counseling Center

H.O.P.E scholarship, LIFE scholarship, how to get financial aid, general sources of financial aid and essay writing seminars are conducted throughout the evening.

In addition, there will be a counseling center open throughout the evening where students and parents can seek advice about high school course selection and the college application process from high school advisors and admissions professionals. The counseling center will be located in the center of the Civic Center main floor.

Career Exploration -- Each student who wishes will have an opportunity to take an informal card-sort career interest inventory called "Deal Me In." This information assessment inventory divides students' interests into four categories: people, things, ideas, and data. Each category is designated by a color. Once the student has completed the inventory, he or she will be given one or two color cards with the designated category printed on the front.


Students will then have an opportunity visit with professionals from the sixteen Federal Career Clusters areas.
These are:


People (Yellow)
• Education and Training
• Hospitality and Tourism
• Human Services
• Law, Public Safety and Security

  Red Ideas (Red)
• Arts/Communications
• Audio/Visual and Technology
Green Things (Green)
• Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
• Architecture and Construction
• Manufacturing
• Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Blue Data (Blue)
• Health Science • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Yellow-Red People/Ideas (Yellow/Red)
• Business, Management and Administration
• Marketing, Sales and Service
Blue-Red Data/Ideas (Blue/Red)
• Finance
• Government and Public Administration

Prep for College Night

Before the Event...

1. Answer the following questions to help you determine what kind of school would best suit you:

  • Do you want to attend a two- or four-year institution? Co-ed or single sex?
  • What size school do you want to attend?
  • What programs of study are you considering?
  • How far from home do you want to go?
  • Do you wish to participate in any specific extra- curricular activites or athletics?
  • Do you want to attend a school in an urban, suburban or rural environment?
  • Do you require any special services (i.e. tutoring, note takers, readers, TDD or interpreters)?

2. Discuss your college plans with your guidance counselor, family, teachers and friends.

3. Research your colleges of interest on the Internet and in your guidance office/library.

4. Check dates and registration deadlines for college entrance examinations.

At the Event...

  • Pick up college fair map.
  • Stop by the Career Exploration Center to take an informal career interest inventory and meet with professionals working in those fields.
  • Visit with colleges and universities which you feel meet your criteria.
  • Talk with a college counselor at the Counseling Center if you have any questions or need help with your college search.
  • Attend an financial aid seminar.


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