Houston ISD holds scholarship, financial aid fair
The Houston Independent School District held the No Dollar Left Behind Scholarship and Financial Aid Fair Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Challenge Early College High School.
According to a press release, the event provided students and their parents with information on scholarships, financial aid and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which provides students with funds in the form of grants, loans and work study.
Several seminars were also given, such as writing a successful college essay, and students had the opportunity to get free meningitis shots, a vaccine required for incoming college students.
"I have gotten a lot of brochures and information that is really going to make things easier for me and my parents," Darohe Fisher, Lamar High School senior, said in the release.
Numerous organizations, such as the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Hispanic Forum and the Children's Defense Fund, were also present to discuss scholarships available to HISD students.
Additionally, a $1,500 scholarship was awarded to HISD junior Crystal Heetai.
"Winning this award brings me one step closer to realizing my goal of helping others," she said in the release. "I plan on pursuing a degree in biochemistry at Baylor."
For more information about Houston ISD, visit houstonisd.org.
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