Media Advisory
November 9, 2017

Contact: Tori Berube
VP, College Planning & Community Engagement
(603) 227-6612, ext. 117
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Media Advisory - 2017 "I Am College Bound/I Applied" NH’s College Application Week Statewide Kick-off at Pembroke Academy on November 13

College Application Filing at 34 Public High Schools During Month of November

EDITORS, NEWS DIRECTORS: You are invited to attend and cover the kick-off of "I Am College Bound/I Applied", an initiative to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

The primary purpose of this effort, coordinated nationally by the American Council on Education, is to help high school seniors navigate the complex college admissions process and ensure they apply to at least one postsecondary institution during a daytime event at their high school. This statewide initiative is coordinated by the Center for College Planning at NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) in partnership with NH colleges and universities, NH school counselors, NH Department of Education, NH College & University Council, and other statewide stakeholders. It is expected nearly 1300 New Hampshire high school seniors will participate statewide.

What:

  • New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu (invited), United States Congresswoman Anne McLane Kuster (confirmed), NH Department of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut (confirmed), New Hampshire Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NHASFAA) President Kevin Piowtrowski to speak with Pembroke Academy students grades 9 – 12 to encourage postsecondary education
  • Career and College Readiness Panel
  • Immediately following, admission representatives from area colleges and the NHHEAF Center for College Planning will provide on-on-one support to low-income, first generation high school seniors as they apply for college admission in the school’s library.

When:

  • Kick-off - Monday, November 13, from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
  • College Application Filing – Monday, November 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Where:
Pembroke Academy Gymnasium - 209 Academy Rd, Pembroke, NH 03275

Other participating high schools during the month of November include: Belmont High School, Berlin High School, Colebrook Academy, Conant High School, Dover High School, Epping High School, Fall Mountain Regional High School, Franklin High School, Groveton High School, Kearsarge Regional High School, Keene High School, Kennett High School, Kingswood Regional High School, Laconia High School, Lisbon High School, Manchester Central High School, Manchester West High School, Mascenic High School, Merrimack Valley High School, Nashua High School North, Nashua South High School, Newfound Regional High School, Newport High School, Pittsburg High School, Pittsfield High School, Portsmouth High School, Profile High School, Raymond High School, Salem High School, Sanborn Regional High School, Somersworth High School, Stevens High School, and White Mountains Regional High School.

For a complete schedule, please visit nhheaf.org/IACB-info.asp.