Free college and scholarship fair coming up Sept. 21 at Virginia Wesleyan


(TOM) NEW AT 5, OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING — FOR A SCHOLARSHIP FAIR BENEFITING LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. (ANITA) SCHOLARSHIPS CAN GO A LONG WAY ON MAKING COLLEGE A REALITY – AND SOME COLLEGES MAY ACCEPT STUDENTS ON THE SPOT. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S KARA DIXON HAS MORE ON THIS FAST TRACK TO SUCCESS – INCLUDING HOW IT HELPED A FORMER STUDENT. (KARA) WE ALL KNOW COLLEGE CAN GET PRETTY PRICEY AND THAT’S WHY THIS FOUNDATION WAS STARTED IN THE FIRST PLACE. (KARA) THE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP SHARING WANTS TO DO JUST THAT-HELP OTHERS SUCCEED BY EASING THE FINANCIAL BURDEN FOR MANY. (KARA) LORRAINE SANTALUCIA FOUNDED THE NON- PROFIT NINE YEARS AGO. THIS WEEKEND’S SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLEGE FAIR WILL BE IT’S EIGHTH. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN COME OUT AND NOT ONLY LEARN ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY CERTAIN BUSINESSES BUT BY OTHER SCHOOLS. SOME WILL WAIVE ADMISSION FEES AND OTHERS WILL ACCEPT STUDENTS ON SITE. SANTALUCIA SAYS THE EVENT IS FREE AND IT FEELS GREAT BEING ABLE TO HELP SO MANY STUDENTS. LORRAINE SANTALUCIA-FOUNDER OF SCHOLARSHIP SHARING ITS A REAL BLESSING FOR BECAUSE THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ME WHEN IT WAS TIME TO GO TO SCHOOL. COLLEGE IS EXPENSIVE AND THERE ARE SO MANY STUDENTS WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT RESOURCES ARE OUT THERE. (KARA) THE FAIR WILL ALSO HAVE VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS REPRESENTED AND THERE WILL BE A SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE. SANTALUCIA SAYS IT’S NOT JUST FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN ALSO COME OUT OR ADULTS WHO ARE PLANNING ON GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. (KARA) THE EVENT IS THIS SATURDAY AT THE VIRGINIA WESLEYAN’S BATON CENTER FROM 12 PM TO 4PM. NOW, THE CREATION STORY OF SCHOLARSHIP SHARING IS PRETTY COOL AND HAPPENED BY CHANCE. YOU’LL WANT TO HEAD ON OVER TO WAVY DOT COM TO HEAR ABOUT ITS BEGINNINGS.

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