UNH Hosts Expo to Encourage Further Education

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

March 23, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. -- Hundreds of New Hampshire students and their parents are expected to attend the Educational Talent Search Expo Saturday, March 27, 2004, from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building at the University of New Hampshire. The expo provides eligible students in grades 7-12 with information to prepare them for attending college.

Eligible students from across the state were invited to participate.

Educational Talent Search is one of several federally funded programs established to help low-income students and those who are the first in their family to go to college further their education beyond high school. In New Hampshire, ETS counselors provide services to more than 1,000 students in grades six through 12 in middle and high schools in every county. Staff members collaborate with guidance counselors, helping and motivating students to succeed in school, explore career options and research colleges.

Last year, ETS students attended 124 different colleges and universities.

The expo will provide students with the opportunity to learn about taking the SATs, applying for financial aid, choosing a college and transitioning into college.