So for several year Las Vegas Council Member, Mr. Lawrence Weekly has been co hosting a college fair at the Doolittle Recreational Center. This year, because the Shooting For Peace program works with colleges to help with admissions and also works with students to aid them in receiving scholarship daughters; the organization felt having a booth where both parties would be present seemed like a no brainer! The best description of the event can be found below courtesy of the Clark County Website:
“A college education is an investment that pays dividends for the rest of your life,” Commission Vice Chairman Weekly said. “I encourage all high school juniors and seniors, and their parents, to join me at the college fair to learn more about historically black colleges and universities.”
The college fair is free to attend and is being presented by the United College Action Network (U-CAN) in partnership with Commission Vice Chairman Weekly.
Interested high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend with their parents. High school seniors should bring several copies of their high school transcript and other documents such as their ACT or SAT scores (if available), as they will be able to complete college applications and apply for scholarships during the event.
Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities are expected at the fair including officials from Grambling State University, Hampton University and Spelman College. Representatives from some of the colleges will be able to offer scholarships to qualifying students during the fair.
In addition, recruiters from the U.S. armed services will be at the fair, as will representatives from local institutions including the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada, Touro University and Nevada State College.
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