UTSA continues Saturday college-prep workshops for parents and students

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Student John Paul Robinson wins a laptop at a Saturday college-prep workshop. From left are Robinson's parents, Robinson, Adrienne Betz and Nippy Betz (Empowerment 21), and Belinda Saldana (UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives)

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(Jan. 7, 2011)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will present throughout the spring semester the ongoing Saturday Education Workshop Series: Getting Into College and Finding Scholarships for parents and their teenage students. The free series kicks off this semester with a session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 on FAFSA preparation. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, an important financial aid form. The series will be at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Durango Blvd., with free parking available in lot D3.

Presented in an engaging, fun and practical style, the series is designed to help parents and their teenagers learn together how to access college financial aid. The series, which began last fall, has been well received by parents and students and is a component of UTSA's community outreach efforts.

The spring sessions will feature Nippy Betz from Empowerment 21, a nonprofit organization that helps teens prepare for life after high school. Betz is the founder of EP21, which has helped provide educational and job training opportunities for thousands of teens and college students. A retired Air Force second lieutenant, he has been a guest speaker for many area organizations helping teens earn merit-based scholarships and pursue their educational goals.

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For more information, contact Belinda Saldana at 210-458-2904 or visit the P-20 Initiatives website.

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UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives Saturday Education Workshop Series: Getting Into College and Finding Scholarships

All sessions are in Frio Street Building Room 1.406, UTSA Downtown Campus.

Jan. 8 -- Getting Your FAFSA Done and Finishing the Rest of the Year Strong
Feb. 12 -- Counselor Strategies, Guided Discussion and Q&A
March 12 -- Junior Colleges vs. Public Universities vs. Private Universities
April 9 -- The School Year is Over: Now What Do You Do?
May 14 -- EP21 Alumni Panel