$35 million awarded to graduating high school seniors. Are you missing out?

In a few months, many graduating high school seniors will be moving on to the next chapter of their lives. By now, many students have already identified which school best fits their needs. This typically involves location, program type and tuition cost, among other things. After choosing a school, the next step is financing your education. This can be a source of many headaches for both parents and students. I often receive phone calls and e-mails regarding the lack of funds available for students attending career schools. Some have filled out a FAFSA, but have no clue what it is. Others have tried to search for scholarships on the Internet and have been left baffled. Finding and understanding funding for higher education can be a challenge.

A major part of our mission at the Foundation is to help students finance their education and make the process as easy as possible. Career college representatives – you can tell your students that it will not take hours of agonizing to apply for the Imagine America high school scholarship. Your students do not have to wonder what the qualifications are or how much the scholarship is worth. Everything they need to know about the scholarship is on our scholarship web site, www.imagine-america.org. Still have questions? Call us at 202-336-6800; we will be happy to help you.

Each year, up to three students from every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico can be selected to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship! To date, the Foundation and participating career colleges have awarded over $35 million to graduating high school seniors. Three weeks into the new 2007 program year and we already have hundreds of applicants. Students, high school counselors and career colleges all can benefit from our scholarship and awards program. Is your career college missing out? Do you want to be included? If you are a career college that would like to enroll in the Imagine America program, contact Torian Brown at 202-336-6719 or torianb@career.org.

Exciting Foundation news: the Imagine America Foundation offices will be moving in a few weeks. As of February 2, 2007, our new address will be 1101 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 901, Washington, D.C. 20036. Please plan to stop by for a visit when you are in the D.C. area!

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