What: The free New Futuro Road to College Workshop hosted by H&R Block will give HISD students and their parents the tools they need to plan for college and beyond. This half-day workshop will help students and their parents understand how to prepare, apply and pay for college. Attendees will learn about financial aid, FAFSA completion, entrance exams, ACT/SAT, community colleges, college admission and much more. In addition, the students who attend will be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship from H&R Block.
Thousands of Houston students and their families left the New Futuro college prep fair in October equipped with all the tools and resources necessary to get into college and beyond. But three lucky HISD students left with more, including thousands of dollars in scholarships.
New Futuro’s biggest prizes, a $4,500 and a $2,500 college scholarship, went to Alejandro Reyes from Hartman Middle School and Jennifer Hernandez from Debakey High School.
“I’m really grateful for this scholarship,” said Hernandez, an aspiring clinical psychologist who plans to attend St. Edward’s University. “College is expensive and any amount is helpful, especially if it helps relieve the burden my parents will face when I attend the university.” Continue reading