High school students will have an opportunity to meet recruiters from more than 150 colleges and universities and win scholarships totaling approximately $17,000 at CSRA College Night, to be held 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the James Brown Arena. Admission is free.
College Night provides a valuable resource to CSRA high school students as they decide which college or university to attend, said Barbara Smoak, education outreach manager, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, which is one of the events sponsors. Working with our co-sponsors, were pleased to help continue a tradition that provides one-stop shopping for a large and diverse selection of college and university recruiters. Last year more than 8,000 students, parents and guidance counselors visited the information booths, quizzed university representatives and participated in a special seminar on National Collegiate Athletic Guidelines.
To qualify for a College Night scholarship, students must be high school juniors or seniors and graduate with a GPA equal or above 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Students must attend and register in person at CSRA College Night to be eligible.
CSRA College Night is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy-Savannah River Operations Office, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, SRP Federal Credit Union and Clear Channel Radio/Power107; in partnership with Westminster Schools of Augusta. Other contributors include: Augusta Preparatory Day School, Aiken County Public School Career Specialists and Counselors, Wackenhut Services, Inc., Augusta Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Savannah River Remediation, LLC, Communigraphics, National Science Centers Fort Discovery, Partridge Inn, Southern Nuclear - Plant Vogtle, Society of Women Engineers (Central Savannah River Area Section), American Nuclear Society (Savannah River Section), Washington Safety Management Solutions, South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers (Aiken Chapter), and American Association of Cost Engineers International, (CSRA Section).