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City Councilmember Andre Dickens Hosts Eighth Annual “I Am College Material” Scholarship Fair

Post Date:10/31/2017

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Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303 

Tony Gomez
Council Communications

October 31, 2017

City Councilmember Andre Dickens Hosts Eighth Annual “I Am College Material” Scholarship Fair

Two students will be awarded $1,000 scholarships during the fair; with additional scholarship opportunities available for participants

ATLANTA – Paying for a college education can be a daunting task in today’s era of rising costs and dwindling government financial aid.

That’s why Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens has teamed up with The Scholarship Academy to host their eighth annual scholarship fair. The “I Am College Material” fair is an opportunity for students to learn about local and national scholarship opportunities along with information and tips for succeeding in college. It also challenges student to view themselves as college material.

The “I Am College Material” scholarship fair will take place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W. Parking for the event is available at the Central Avenue Parking Garage, 200 Central Avenue.

“Closing the financial gap between college savings and the costs of a college education is why scholarships are more important than ever”, Councilmember Dickens said.  “By taking some of the financial pressures off students and their families, we can enable students to have greater success in college and eventually in society once they graduate.”

Councilmember Dickens and The Scholarship Academy executive director Jessica Johnson will award two deserving students $1,000 college scholarships each at the event. To register for the fair and for a chance to win a college scholarship, visit the "I Am College Material" website at Click on the “I Am College Material: flyer under upcoming events at the bottom of the page.

As part of the fair, students will participate in a scholarship scavenger hunt, mock interviews during scholarship pitch competitions and speed essay editing sessions. They will also build scholarship profiles, learn how to finance their college education through scholarships, and how to showcase themselves to scholarship-granting organizations.

For more information, contact Councilmember Dickens’ office at (404) 330-6041.


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