Financial Aid Night coming up at local high school

January 20, 2014 by  

A Financial Aid Night will be held this weekend for local high school seniors and juniors. The Manchester Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is sponsoring the event, which is being held at East Catholic High School. The purpose of the event is to provide the high school students with options for funding their college education.

The sponsor for the event, The Manchester Scholarship Foundation, has been providing scholarships to Manchester students for 50 years. This year, its scholarships will be awarded in June based, as always, on community involvement, financial need, and scholastic achievement. Over the past few years, the foundation has widened the range of students it helps.

Those with a physical or mental impairment are eligible for scholarships under the Arthur Goodman Strong Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 2003. The following year, an Adult Learners Scholarship was launched. In 2006, the ability to offer multiple year scholarships was realized after the foundation received a bequest following the deaths of Alexander and Alice C. Jarvis.

Financial Aid Night will feature guest speaker Carolyn Karno, owner of Education Funding Strategies and a specialist in college planning. Before heading her own consulting business, she did similar work for the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation. Among the services Karno performs is helping students determine how much money they can afford to spend on college.

Print companies play a part in the effort to inform students and their families about the various forms of financial aid available by providing brochures and pamphlets that can be perused at their leisure.

The session takes place this Thursday, January 23.