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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green to Host Free Student Workshops on Post-High School Opportunities

February 5, 2010
Press Release

Houston, TX - Congressman Gene Green (D-Houston) will hold two free workshops to provide current high school students with information on opportunities for post-graduation. These workshops are coordinated with Service Academies and Sallie Mae to encourage students to consider a career in service and to advise parents and students on ways to afford college.
The Academy Day Workshop is designed to help high school students learn about and apply for U.S. Service Academies. It will be held on Saturday, February 6 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at the HCC Northline Community Room located at 8001 Fulton Street in Houston. Representatives from the Naval, Air Force, U.S. Military and Merchant Marine Academies will answer questions and provide information about the application and nomination processes.
                        Hosted by Congressman Gene Green
·        United States Military Academy at West Point
·        United States Naval Academy at Annapolis
·        United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs
·        Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York
WHEN:           SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010
WHERE:        HCC Northline, Community Room
                        8001 Fulton Street
                        Houston, TX 77022
 Rep. Green’s Paying for College Workshop is in collaboration with the Sallie Mae Fund to provide parents and students with information on how to finance their college education. It will have admissions and financial aid experts offering information about accessing grants, scholarships, government sponsored loans, and other financial aid information. The event will be held Monday, February 8 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM at the MacArthur Senior High School Cafeteria located at 4400 Aldine Mail Road in Houston.
Students and parents will receive free financial planning and paying for college resources. The Sallie Mae Fund will be giving a junior or senior student the chance to win a $500 scholarship at the workshop. Those wishing to attend the workshop may RSVP at or sign up on site.
                        Hosted by Congressman Gene Green and the Sallie Mae Foundation
                        *The financial aid process     * Admissions process
                        *Scholarships                         *Grants
WHEN:           MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
WHERE:        MacArthur Senior High School, Cafeteria
                        4400 Aldine Mail Road
                        Houston, TX 77039
“Every child should have the opportunity to attend college,” Green said. “The Paying for College Workshop is intended to provide parents and students with the tools and information they need to make the college dream a reality, and will provide them with resources to best finance their education.”
Research conducted by the Sallie Mae Fund shows that three out of four young adults have indicated that had they been aware of their financial aid options, they would have continued their education. A lack of financial aid knowledge among low-income and minority populations creates barriers to higher education.
“Obtaining a job in today’s economy is tough enough without the additional hurdle of not having a college education,” said Green. “And our Service Academies are some of the best in the world. I am always proud when students from our district make the admirable decision to make a career of serving our country.”
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