For Immediate Release
January 13, 2018

Contact: College Planning & Community Engagement
(603) 227-6612
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Registration Now Open for Destination CollegeSM:
Free College Planning Event for New Hampshire High School Juniors

Concord, NH - New Hampshire high school juniors and their parents seeking college admissions and financial aid planning information are encouraged to register for the 19th Annual Destination CollegeSM event, to be held at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester on Saturday, April 7. This free college planning convention, hosted by The NHHEAF Network Organizations, features a variety of workshops as well as a college fair with over 60 colleges and universities in attendance.

"Destination College provides college-bound students the necessary tools to begin the college search, to learn about the college admissions and financial aid processes from experts from throughout our state, and to attend a college fair to learn more about local and regional postsecondary institutions," states Karen Collins, co-chair of the Destination College planning committee. It is expected over 1200 New Hampshire high school juniors and parents will register for this event each year.

Nearly 20 workshops will be presented during the event, including Know the Score: Capitalizing on FREE Test Prep Resources, The Write Stuff: Writing Your College Essay, Paths to Choosing a Major, Information for the Student Athlete and Paying for College 101.

In addition, the Destination College Speech Contest is now open to current New Hampshire high school seniors. In addition to winning a $1,000 college scholarship, the Speech Contest winner will deliver the keynote address at Destination College. Entries are due Friday, February 23.

Registration for the event is required. To register for the event or to submit a Speech Contest entry, visit

The NHHEAF Network Organizations are comprised of three active 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies - New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF), Granite State Management & Resources (GSM&R), and New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO). For more information, visit