College fair can be a tool to build your education

College fair can be a tool to build your education

The Holmes County Fair was very hot, and the Wayne County Fair was very wet this summer. Plan now to attend the upcoming Holmes County College Fair, and you will stay cool and dry and learn about the college-going process.

The college fair is a free event and is open to the public and sponsored by the Holmes County Education Foundation. The fair will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Harvest Ridge expo building in Millersburg from 6-7:30 p.m.

Just like an amusement fair, all ages are welcome to attend. Bring your siblings, friends, parents and grandparents. The college fair will have something for everyone that wants to learn more about higher education opportunities.

Underclassmen can just wander and look and gather information. High school seniors or adult students can fine tune their college search by asking specific questions.

We anticipate close to 65 college-related representatives will be onsite and look forward to speaking with you about what their college offers. The schools will be arranged alphabetically for ease of finding the ones you are looking for.

The admission staff will represent technical trade schools, career centers, community colleges, state and private colleges, and universities from Ohio and surrounding states.

Military branch personnel also will be on hand to discuss a possible career in the military.

The Holmes County District Public Library will be present and offer many resources they have available to help you in your higher education research. In addition my staff from the Holmes County Education Foundation and I will be available to speak with students and parents about local scholarship opportunities, national scholarship opportunities and other financial aid programs.

Information on avoiding scholarship scams also will be provided. Just like building a house, a college education requires tools to complete the endeavor. The college fair can be a tool to help you build your college education.

It will allow you to research several types of higher education options that would include traditional college or the military, find out what majors are offered at each college, find out about the campus and student life, find out what it costs to attend the schools that interest you, and ask admission representatives about the essay questions required on their application.

It will allow you to find out what financial aid is available and how to go about applying for it. It can offer you the opportunity to speak freely with the college and ask personal questions about your specific situation.

This can be a “prescreening” so to speak. You are the buyer, and you need to find out if that college is what you want to buy and if you can afford it.

Attending the college fair will allow you to make wise decisions on finding the right college for you at a price you can afford. Don’t pass up this free opportunity to create a blueprint to build your future higher education.

To learn more about Higher Education Matters, be sure to visit the Holmes County Education Foundation at or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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