Media Advisory
March 11, 2013

Contact: Erin Hathaway
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NH Students and Parents Seeking Financial Aid and College Application Tips attending FREE College Planning Event at Plymouth State University

Concord, NH - On Saturday, March 16, over 1,000 New Hampshire high school juniors and their parents will attend the 14th Annual Destination CollegeSM event at Plymouth State University. The NHHEAF Network Organizations hosts this annual, free college planning convention to guide students and parents through the college admissions and financial aid process, offering attendees free advice and access to local college planning experts.

The day will be kicked-off with a welcome by Plymouth State University President, Sara Jayne Steen and The NHHEAF Network Organizations’ President and CEO, René A. Drouin. The keynote address will be delivered by this year’s Destination CollegeSM Speech Contest winner, and $1,000 scholarship recipient, Plymouth Regional High School Senior, Erin D’Aleo.

Attendees have registered to attend informational seminars by expert college presenters who will equip students with the tools and knowledge they need to successfully navigate the college application process including special sessions for first-generation college students and student athletes and those looking to ensure they make sound financial decisions over their college career and beyond. Over fifty New England colleges and universities will also be available to students at the college fair from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thanks to generous sponsors and the federal College Access Challenge Grant, students will have the opportunity to win one $500 college scholarship, iPad minis, a signed ball from the Boston Red Sox and gift cards to local establishments.

What: Destination CollegeSM, 14th Annual Statewide College Convention for High School Juniors and Parents

Sponsor: The NHHEAF Network Organizations

When: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013

Where: Plymouth State University, 17 High St., Plymouth, NH

Who: Sara Jayne Steen, President, Plymouth State University
          Erin D’Aleo, Plymouth Regional High School senior
          René A. Drouin, President & CEO, NHHEAF

Cost: Free


Members of the media are invited to attend. Media packets will be available at the media table in the Hartman Union Building at Plymouth State University on the day of the event.