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

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

SUCCESS IN GAINING SCHOLARSHIPS FOCUS OF EXCITE! WORKSHOP

MANHATTAN -- Successfully attaining scholarships is the focus of a Kansas State University EXCITE! -- EXploring sCIence, Technology and Engineering -- workshop for ninth- to 12th-grade girls, Friday, Nov. 12, at K-State.

"Show Me the Scholarships!" will feature topics that 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 costs $20, which includes lunch in a small-group setting led by a female mentor currently 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. "Ben Kohl, 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."

To register, contact Regehr at 785-532-6152 or cregehr@k-state.edu by Friday, Nov. 5; or download the registration brochure at http://www.k-state.edu/excite/SMS.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. Need-based scholarships are also available for students who need help with the registration fee.

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