Wanted: Student videos for Career Planning Conference Video Keynote Project: The theme for this year’s Career Planning Conference on May 11, 2016, at Lake Morey Resort is “Your Story, Your Path: How Our Stories Shape Our Direction.” For the keynote, student videos will highlight how students have gained insight and experience in their path toward graduation (and careers). Students whose videos are selected receive a $50 VISA gift card. Deadline to submit student videos: Tuesday, April 15. Details: http://www.vsacnews.org/2016/03/16/update-update-update-update-update-2016-career-planning-conference-video-keynote-project/.
College-planning opportunities: The last two College Pathways 2016 conferences are on April 2 at Castleton University and April 4 at Lyndon State College (with the NEK college fair). Please encourage your students and parents to attend! Walk-ins are welcome. Details: www.vsac.org/collegepathways.
FAFSA push: Did you know that in Vermont, high school graduates missed out on about $5.5 million in free federal Pell grants last year? That’s because about half our high school graduates didn’t complete the FAFSA. The average federal grant for eligible students is $3,546 -- a lot of money to leave on the table for about 30 minutes of work. Please remind families to complete the FAFSA and the Vermont state grant, available to Vermont students enrolled full- or part-time. Learn more at www.vsac.org/fafsafirst. Read our press release: http://www.vsacnews.org/2016/03/14/have-you-fafsad-yet/.
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VSAC releases new research briefing on Vermont's Class of 2012
Highlights and challenges for pursuing a postsecondary education follows the cohort of students who graduated from both Vermont's public and private high schools and reports on their paths 18 months later. Find out how our Vermont students mirror and differ from national trends in college aspiration, enrollment, and continuation.
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