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Source: Susan Arnold Christian, 785-532-6152, susanac@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Mary Rankin, 785-532-6715, mrankin@k-state.edu

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009

SUCCESS IN GAINING SCHOLARSHIPS FOCUS OF K-STATE WORKSHOP

MANHATTAN -- Success in attaining scholarships is the focus of a Kansas State University EXCITE! -- EXploring sCIence, Technology and Engineering -- workshop for ninth- and 10th-grade girls, Wednesday, Nov. 4, at K-State.

"Show Me the Scholarships!" will feature workshop topics that include application information, resume building, interview techniques and understanding financial aid. Each interactive session will be 30 minutes and led by K-State staff and students who have been successful in receiving scholarships.

Registration will begin at 8:20 a.m., the first session at 9 a.m., with the final session ending at 2 p.m. There is a $20 fee for the workshop which includes a small group lunch setting led by a female mentor currently enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics major at K-State. Campus tours are optional following conclusion of the workshop.

"Parents and teachers are welcome to attend with their daughters/students," said Susan Arnold Christian, outreach program coordinator for the Women in Engineering and Science Program at K-State. "Ben Kohl, assistant director of K-State student financial assistance, will be hosting 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."

To register, contact Arnold Christian at 785-532-6152 or susanac@k-state.edu by Friday, Oct. 30. 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. Need-based scholarships also are available.

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