The Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council (MPSEOC) will host three weeks of college fairs throughout Montana beginning this week. Cut Bank High School will host this area’s college fair on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the high school gym. MPSEOC has conducted statewide college fairs since 1987.
The college fairs give students an opportunity to contemplate their options after high school. Students can visit with representatives from in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, technical and trade schools, and military branches.
“The best tip I can give a high school student with regard to their post-secondary plans is to check out all of their options. College fairs allow students to see exactly what is out there and fuels excitement about finding the best fit for them,” said Amy Leary, MPSEOC Executive Director. “These statewide fairs also help emphasize the quality and variety of colleges and universities available in Montana. With 25 accredited higher education institutions in our state, students are bound to find something that works for them.”
Although the fairs are geared to high school students, they are open to the general public and parents are encouraged to attend as well! Anyone who is interested in pursuing post-secondary education is welcome to attend.
Another highlight of the college fairs is the College Ca$h Scholarship Program. The College Ca$h Program gives away 1000’s of scholarship dollars to students across the state. The scholarships are awarded by a random drawing from the names of students who attend the college fairs.
Both high school juniors and seniors are eligible to sign up. The scholarships are made possible by the donations from sponsors. These sponsors and partners are: Montana University System – Student Financial Services, GEAR UP, the Office of Public Instruction, Reach Higher Montana, and the MPSEOC.
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Together we can help Montana students reach their dreams!