College Night 2016
The Harold J. Miossi Trust is the exclusive sponsor of the annual San Luis Obispo County College Night. The event is organized in collaboration with the College Night host, Cuesta College, the co-coordinators, the SLO County Office of Education and The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County at the Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo Campus, Hwy 1.
Please visit the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education website or click on the following link for more information: College Night FAQ’s.
The Community Foundation has a vested interest in seeing our local high school students be successful with their college ambitions. Our program has grown to 28 scholarships that are available to local high school students in diverse areas of interest such as golf, nursing, ballet, science, automotive studies and community leadership.
College Night, an annual event that had been held for many years, was discontinued in 2010 after continued cutbacks in funding at local area high schools and Cuesta College. The event had offered students the opportunity to learn about colleges from across the country and to find other resources they needed to help make an informed decision about college.
“Providing adequate information for graduating high school students about available college options can assist students in making better choices that suit their lifestyle and improve their ability to succeed,” said Angela Hollander, Scholarship Program Associate.
The community response has been tremendous. Numerous volunteers from throughout the county have spent hours planning the event. Over 650 students, their parents and counselors will have the opportunity meet and talk with more than 60 representatives from colleges and universities throughout California and the nation.
College Night offers local high school students the opportunity not only to learn about colleges and universities located both within California and across the country, but also to find the resources needed to make an informed decision about which college to attend. A number of workshops will also be held on various topics, from how to create a powerful application, to Athletic Recruiting, to new financial aid procedures and essay writing. Concurrent workshops were held in Cuesta’s Cultural and Performing Arts Center and in the Humanities Building beginning at 5:00 pm. College representatives were available from 5:30 until 8:00 pm in the Associated Students Center.
Free bus service was available to students and parents through SLORTA, with student ID. It was recommended that you read the FAQs and print a map of the event site to help plan your evening in order to allow time to visit with representatives and to attend workshops.
The Community Foundation is proud to be a partner in helping to make college more accessible to all students in SLO County through our scholarship program and this College Night event.
For questions and inquiries, please contact Angela Hollander, Scholarship Program Associate, at (805) 543-2323.