Augusta, Ga. (WJBF)- Students and parents entered the James Brown Arena for the annual CSRA college night. Over 130 schools were on display for students to choose from. High school senior Kelsey lockamy said having a variety of recruiters to talk to helped her to make an informed decision.
“I found a couple of schools the top one I think is Georgia college milledgeville and I think that’s the major school that I’m trying to apply for.” Lockamy said.
Lockamy attended the event with her mother Pamela to help narrow down her college choices and learn about available scholarships.
“This venue offers great opportunities for the kids to look at not only applying for colleges but for scholarships financial aid and also giving them some tips to help them with writing for essays and I thought that was pretty neat.” Lockamy said.
The annual college night gave high school students in the CSRA the chance to meet more than 300 college representatives from here in Augusta even as far as New Mexico University. Scott Carreathers, College Admissions director at the university says at first people are shocked that he even attended the college night. He says coming to Augusta will help him to diversify his student body. “It was important for us to come out here so we’re having an initiative if you will to do some targeted recruiting looking specifically in different areas in the southeastern part of the United States.” Carreathers added.
This years college night also awarded a total of $16,000 in college scholarships. Program Coordinator Gladys Moore said every year she receives positive feedback from students.
“I take a general observation and I ask students if they think college night is worth it. They say yes it is because I may not have gotten an opportunity to talk to various colleges throughout the united states maybe one or two but certainly not more than 3 or 4.
In addition to meeting with college representatives students also had the opportunity to attend seminars on topics such as financial aid and post graduate career oppor