Fourth annual Dream Summit planned for Dec. 15

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Event to help students apply for college, financial aid

College Readiness and Multilingual Programs will be hosting the fourth annual Dream Summit to assist students with college applications and the financial aid process on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th St., Houston 77092.

High school students and their families are encouraged to attend the free event. Students should contact their campus college-access coordinator, counselor, or college-success adviser regarding transportation. Five seniors will have a chance to win a $500 scholarship for college.

The event aims to help HISD DREAMers, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, visa holders, permanent residents, refugees, and asylum grantees, along with their families. Students will be able to speak with district representatives regarding financial aid requirements and get help with the college application process. 

“HISD remains committed to educating every student regardless of their immigration status,” said HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan. “We will continue to provide resources and support to help our students be successful at HISD and beyond. This summit will be very helpful for them as they seek to continue their education after graduation.”

Admissions representatives from many Texas colleges and universities will be on hand to answer questions and host information sessions on the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

The summit will also include college information sessions, a college and resource fair, and a financial aid application lab for seniors. Students will be able to complete a free affidavit that states that they have been a Texas resident for three years, which is an admissions requirement for students. For more information, see the HISD DREAMers website here.