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Hawaiʻi P–20 Launches College Awareness Month

Posted on | January 14, 2011 | Comments Off

Hawaiʻi P–20 Partnerships for Education is partnering with the Hawaiʻi Department of Education, University of Hawaiʻi and a number of community partners to celebrate January as College Awareness Month. January is an important planning month for students heading to college, as applications for college admissions, scholarships and financial aid are due. It is also a good time to promote early awareness about the importance and accessibility of going to college. Throughout the month Hawaiʻi P–20 will coordinate a multi-media campaign which includes television, radio and print ads focused on college and career readiness.

On Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hawaiʻi P-20 and Pearlridge Center will present a college fair at Pearlridge Center Uptown. Students and parents are invited to meet with college admission experts from the University of Hawaiʻi campuses, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Chaminade and Brigham Young University. There will also be information on financial aid and how to apply for scholarships.

This campaign is made possible by our generous sponsors—GEAR UP Hawaiʻi, University of Hawaiʻi Federal Credit Union, University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges and The Learning Coalition.

For a complete listing of free college prep resources and events happening statewide, the public is encouraged to visit the STEP UP website or call toll-free from all islands (866) 808-4327.

Read the news release.

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