UNH Hosts Expo to Encourage
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
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.