College-aspiring students from schools throughout Congressional District Texas-29 attended Congressman Gene Green’s annual “Paying for College Workshop” held last Monday night, February 22nd at MacArthur High School in Aldine.
Sponsors of the workshop were Congressman Green, Project GRAD Houston, and the Sallie Mae Fund.
At the free college preparation seminar, students learned about the federal financial aid process, scholarships, loans and other ways of paying for college. Speaking to students and families who had gathered in the auditorium were Sergio Gonzales, of Sallie Mae, and Romero Franseco of CafeCollege.
In addition to the speakers who provided valuable information, several local colleges had booths in the lobby with specific information for their schools. These included Texas Southern University, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College, and the University of Houston.
These schools also provided scholarships to attendees. Through a drawing, the University of Houston awarded three $1000 scholarships, TSU awarded three $1000 scholarships, and San Jacinto College awarded one scholarship at $250.