HISD to host Dream Summit for students on Dec. 9

Event to help students apply for college, financial aid

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The HISD Office of College and Career Readiness and Multilingual Programs departments will be hosting the third-annual Dream Summit to assist students with the college application and financial aid processes on Saturday, Dec. 9, 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 $500 scholarships 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 have the opportunity to speak with district representatives who will help them learn more about financial aid requirements and guide them through the application process.  

“Right now we are in a time of great uncertainty for many of these students,” said HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. “It is our responsibility to equip them with the knowledge and resources available to help them remain motivated in their pursuit of success. This summit will provide them with the answers they need to move forward with the college application process.”

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 he/she has been a Texas resident for three years, which is an admissions requirement for students.

For more information, see the HISD Dreamer’s website here.