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Source: Carol Regehr, 785-532-6152, cregehr@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Mary Rankin, 785-532-6715, mrankin@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

WANT SUCCESS IN GETTING A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP? EXCITE! WORKSHOP CAN HELP

MANHATTAN – An upcoming workshop at Kansas State University can help high school girls find out how to be successful when it comes to landing a college scholarship.

"Show Me the Scholarships!" is for ninth- to 12th-grade girls and is Thursday, March 3, at K-State. The workshop is organized by EXCITE! -- EXploring sCIence, Technology and Engineering.

Workshop topics include application information, resume building, interview techniques and understanding financial aid. Each 30-minute interactive session will be led by K-State staff and students who have been successful in receiving scholarships.

Registration begins at 8:20 a.m., with the first session at 9 a.m. and the final session ending at 2 p.m. The workshop cost is $20, which includes lunch in a small-group setting led by a female mentor enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics major at K-State.

"Parents and teachers are welcome to attend with their daughters and students," said Carol Regehr, interim outreach program coordinator for K-State's Women in Engineering and Science Program. "Kody Carlson, assistant director of K-State student financial assistance, will lead one session specifically for parents and teachers. The rest of the day they will be free to select the sessions of their choice, just like the girls."

Adult registration is $10, and parking permits are $4.

To register, contact Carol Regehr at 785-532-6152 or cregehr@k-state.edu by Monday, Feb. 21; or download the registration brochure at http://www.k-state.edu/excite/upcoming_events.htm. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, but there will be a waiting list after the event is full, and substitutions will be made if cancellations occur.

EXCITE! helps young women explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and prepare for college. The year-round program offers ninth- through 12th-graders opportunities on and off the K-State campus. EXCITE! is sponsored by K-State's Women in Engineering and Science Program.