Montgomery College Hosts Scholarship Conference for High School Juniors and Seniors, Parents, and Montgomery College Students Information about Financial Aid, Scholarships, Local Colleges on Oct. 17

Montgomery College will host the fourth annual College Scholarship Conference on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Intended for high school juniors and seniors, their parents and Montgomery College students, the free event will provide information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities for college-bound and currently-enrolled college students.

It will be held on the College’s Germantown Campus in the High Technology and Science Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, Md. The highlight of the conference will be the keynote address, “The Scholarship Workshop,” by Marianne Ragins. She will give advice on writing resumes and essays for scholarship applications. She will also talk about how to find scholarship organizations and how to use the Internet in your search.

Ragins is the author of “Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider’s Guide,” which provides scholarship information and shares Ragins’ experience with earning more than $400,000 in scholarships. Using scholarships and other free aid, she paid for her bachelor’s degree from Florida A & M University and her M.B.A. from George Washington University. Ragins owns The Scholarship Workshop, LLC, an educational consulting service. The conference will include a panel discussion with area graduates who earned scholarships to help pay for their education.

They will share their insights on the scholarship process, especially for community college transfer students, and common “do’s and don’ts.” In addition, representatives from Montgomery College and area colleges and universities have been invited to attend and provide information about the scholarship search process and specific information regarding their financial aid programs. Support for the scholarship conference is provided by Montgomery College, Butler’s Orchard, The Gazette and Mayorga Coffee. The conference and parking are free. Light refreshments will be provided.

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