It’s that time of year when high schoolers begin scouting their next move. It will be all about scholarships and college applications.
With that in mind here are two items that have come across the education news desk:
On-the-spot admissions and scholarships at this fair
The Palm Beach County School District is hosting its annual college fair for students interested in historically black colleges or other area institutions Tuesday and Wednesday.
Last year, more than 1,000 students received on-the-spot admissions and thousands of dollars in scholarship offers at the event held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The scholarship totals last year reacheded an all-time high of $2.6 million.
The fair is open Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The district is offering transportation from the schools to the convention center. The more than 20 schools represented include Bethune-Cookman University, Florida A & M University and Howard University.
A $20,000 scholarship seeking the next rising star in engineering
Florida Power & Light is accepting applications for its annual STEM education college scholarship now through Feb. 15, 2017. The scholarship was announced in 2015.
The winner will receive $5,000 a year for four years. To qualify, applicants must be a high school senior who has participated for two or more years in a FIRST robotics program in FPL’s service area – that’s For Inspiration and Recognition of Science. The student must have a GPA of 3.5 and with the intention of majoring in engineering or information technology.