LAUNCH Partners Host Financial Aid and Scholarship Fair
Nearly 150 students and parents braved the snow on the morning of Saturday, January 20th to learn about scholarship opportunities and strategies for receiving other financial aid to help pay for post-secondary education and training. Over 13 organizations were on hand to share tips and information.
“Parents and students want up-to-date information about financial resources but often have difficulty knowing where to start,” said Megan Anderson of the Northern Arizona College Resource Center and coordinator of Saturday’s event. Providing these resources in one location at the right time of the year was a primary intent for holding what Anderson hopes will become an annual event for Flagstaff.
Organizations from Northern Arizona and across the state manned booths and conducted group workshops throughout the day. Those organizations included:
- Coconino Community College Foundation
- Dorrance Scholarship Program
- Empire Beauty School
- Native Workforce Services
- Navajo Nation Scholarship Fund
- Northern Arizona College Resource Center
- NAU Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
- NAU Trio & Education Opportunity Centers
- Wells Fargo
The Financial Aid and Scholarship Fair was held with the sponsorship from Coconino Community College, College Knowing and Going, and donations from Domino’s Pizza.