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Join us and meet representatives from over 50 colleges, universities and specialty schools, to learn more about their campuses and educational programs. 

Attend valuable informational seminars:

Financial Aid                                                             
Presenter: David Loverin
Time: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.                                                Room: Theater
Students, parents and educators have often heard that Social Media & Technology can damage one’s college and career opportunities. This can be true, but what if it could enhance it as well? Join this discussion on how to maximize and optimize today’s 21st century tools and resources to expand your professional network, competitive advantage, employability skills and digital footprint. Every day is our resume in this digital age. Don’t be left behind or out altogether. 

College Planning & Admissions Workshop for Parents with High School Students
Presenter: Scott Karl

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.                                                Room: Heritage Room
We will discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive.

Scholarships and The ACT/SAT                                Presenter: Missy Yavasile
Time: 7:15 - 7:45 p.m.                                                Room: Theater
The SAT or ACT test scores are typically underestimated when understanding the most important factors for college admissions.  In this session we will discuss how much the SAT/ACT matter and how they will impact, not only admissions, but also scholarships you may receive at your selected colleges.

The Top 10 Characteristics Colleges Look For In Students   Presenter: Cyndy McDonald
Time: 7:15 - 7:45 p.m.                                                            Room: Heritage Room
Why do some students get admitted and others equally qualified not admitted to the same college?  Cyndy McDonald, a professional counselor with more than thirty years of experience, shares information on how colleges view and evaluate college applications.  Knowing what the top 10 characteristics college look for in students helps you to be better prepared to be the best applicant you can be.  This session includes 5 Tips for Standing Out on your college applications. 

Please visit the official Tulare County College Night site to learn more about preparing for the College Night event.


Scholarship Winner for this year is Andy Garcia

Andy Garcia, a senior at Granite Hills High School of Porterville Unified, has been chosen as the 2019 College Night Scholarship Award Recipient. 

Andy has been accepted to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to pursue his degree in Biology, a first step towards his career goal of becoming a Surgical Oncologist.  He will be the first in his family to attend a University and he credits College Night with providing him the opportunity to learn about his post-secondary choices and other critical information like how to complete applications and financial aid available. He is a very motivated young man and had many honors, activities, and community services listed on his application.  Among those that stood out to the committee, was his effort to found “Grizzlies Fight Cancer” a club at his high school for students and staff who, like him, have had a family member or loved one battle cancer.  Through the club, he has inspired those on his campus to donate time and resources to support his community cancer treatment center.  Andy was also chosen to be a 2019 Coca Cola Scholar, a very distinguished national award given to only 150 seniors each year in the United States.  Last year, Andy was recognized on the TCOE & KSEE 24 news segment “Your Character Matters” for his leadership in organizing a prom at his school for Special Needs students.  Needless to say, he blew the committee away with his commitment, determination, and generous heart.  We truly believe he is deserving of this award and will make the most of this scholarship as he works towards achieving his goal of helping others beat cancer!

Sponsored by: Tulare County Office of Education, Tulare County High Schools, Tulare County Community Organizations and Businesses

Event Details

September 10, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
International Agri-Center
Heritage Complex
4500 S. Laspina, Tulare

Event flyer (Spanish version)

Event Contacts:

Paula Terrill
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-0565

Lori Morton
Career Pathways Engagement Manager

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Chapter WR, California P.E.O. Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1,000
Major: No major required
Enrollment status: Enrolled
GPA: No minimum required
Other: Female and resident of Tulare County
Deadline: November 1, annually