Published: Oct 30 2013 12:00AM
The 2013 College Scholarship Conference, held on Saturday, October 26 at the Universities at Shady Grove, was a tremendous success!
A record-crowd of more than 1,000 Montgomery County students and families showed up early on Saturday morning to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities at Montgomery College and local colleges and universities.
The Scholarship Conference featured 11 workshops on a broad range of topics, including the following: "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math College Scholarships," "If I Knew Then, What I Know Now!" "College and Financial Aid Planning," and "Transferring to Four-Year Schools: Understanding the Process."
Twenty-seven information tables were staffed by representatives from four-year universities, nonprofit organizations, and Montgomery College programs. Representatives from the following organizations lent their energy and expertise to making the day meaningful to students and their families: American University, Esperanza Education Fund, Herb Block Foundation, MC Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, MC Macklin Business Institute, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove. Attendees had the opportunity to attend two workshops on institution scholarships, financial aid, writing essays, and preparing resumes.
Keynote speaker Marianne Ragins, who won more than $400,000 in scholarships during her senior year of high school, gave advice to a packed multipurpose room of high school and college students for two hours.
A special thanks to the College Scholarship Conference Planning Committee, co-chaired by Jessica Present and Chelsea Waugaman, the Transfer Scholarship Coordinating Committee, and all of the MC volunteers who contributed to make this event an extraordinary one. The conference is co-hosted by Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Universities at Shady Grove.
Materials from the conference will be posted on http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/scholarshipconference as they are made available.