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Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 17:20
EL PASO - Applying to college can be overwhelming, but an event was held today to make that process easier.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, along with LULAC and McDonald's sponsored a college fair this morning at Bel Air High School.
Representatives from different universities were there to speak with students and their families. The fair also consisted of several workshops on how to apply for college, financial aid, and write entrance essays.
Students from grades six through 12 were invited to attend. One student told us the workshops were helpful.
"I learned that there are more opportunities out there than we think, for financial aid-- not only financial aid, but scholarships," said Cindy Kolasa, a high school senior.
A local McDonald's owner said it's important to get young students interested in pursuing higher education.
"These types of workshops are extremely important because not only do they provide information for the students and the parents about what the process is, but it tells the students that people are interested and want them to continue their education," said Richard Castro, a local McDonald's owner.
We're told that about 1,000 people-- including students and their parents, attended the event.