Multicultural Summer Zoom Series for High School Students

  • For many students and parents, the idea of planning for college can be vague or overwhelming until deadlines begin to loom in the senior year of high school. To help you through admission requirements, entrance exams, financial aid, scholarships, and college majors, we’ve put together a Zoom series that will help you plan for college. You can attend any or all of the presentations listed below.

    Is College for YOU?

    Choosing to attend college and deciding where you should enroll are important decisions. Trying to decide between community colleges, four-year universities, trade schools, etc. can get overwhelming. The weight of these decisions increases if you are the first person in your family who will earn a post-secondary education. The Multicultural Recruitment team at IUP wants to help. We are not just admissions counselors but first and second-generation college graduates who care about their students. Our team has over 30 years of experience helping people navigate the process, and we are confident we can help you as well. Join us for a discussion where we will answer questions, share experiences and hopefully make the pathway to earning a college degree clearer.  

    Tuesday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m.

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    Pa’lante to and through College

    Members of the Latinx/Hispanic community are finding generational success by attending college. As Latinx, we grow up hearing it’s important to pursue higher education, but our families don’t always have the resources to show us how to get to and through college. We want you to come to school, but most importantly, we want you to find a community that will provide you with the resources that will lead you to graduate. On this “Pa’lante: To and Through College” presentation, you’ll hear from alumni, current students, and faculty members who are all part of the Latinx community at IUP how to successfully adapt to the college environment, regardless of the adversities that you might face. By having these conversations now, you will know what college environment will suit your personality best, and you’ll save so much time by only applying to those places that have the resources that you need to be successful!

    Thursday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m.

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    Finding Your Why

    We believe that you should explore your “Why” before and during your time in college. Knowing your Why will provide direction, help you to avoid distraction, and allow you to successfully reach your desired destination. Your Why is more than a major or career—it is where your causes, experiences, gifts, interests, and struggles collide. Finding your Why will help you choose a major and career that brings you fulfillment and joy. During this important conversation, we will discuss how our Exploratory major, Career and Professional Development Center, student organizations, and community will help you find your Why. You will have the opportunity to hear from current and former students who have found their Why and are now thriving in their education and careers!

    Tuesday, August 4, at 7:00 p.m.

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    Are You a Scholar?

    Are you a great student looking for an opportunity? The Promising Scholars program provides high-achieving minority (multicultural or underrepresented) and first-generation college students with mentoring, renewable four-year scholarships ($2,000 to full-tuition), and support. Students who are selected for this highly competitive program must demonstrate academic ability, commitment to diversity and inclusion, community involvement, and leadership skills. While attending IUP, Promising Scholars compete in state-competitions, conduct original research, and learn how to lead in a Multicultural Society. If you believe that you possess what it takes to become a Promising Scholar, please join us for this conversation. Please note we normally do not provide this information until late September-early October. Get ahead of the competition and learn about the steps to becoming a Promising Scholar. 

    Thursday, August 6, at 7:00 p.m.

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    The ABCs of Financial Aid

    Pursuing your dreams can be costly, but realizing your dreams is priceless. Learning the basics about financial aid will help you immensely during your college search process. Most students will use some form of financial aid (scholarships, federal and state grants, loans, and work-study jobs) to pay for their college education. Learning how to complete the FAFSA, apply for internal and external scholarships, find a work-study job, and access alternative loans will help you realize your dream. Join us for this important conversation where we will have representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. You will learn about important filing dates, requirements for aid, and have your questions answered.

    Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m.

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