Student Union sponsors concert

Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010

What would student housing and a career and technical center mean to the Kenai River Campus? The KRC Student Union intends to weave that information into an evening of entertainment with the ROCK PROP B concert from 6 - 9 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Ward Building suite (rooms 107-109). The free, family-friendly concert will feature the band 907, a local favorite. The KRCSU will be encouraging the audience to vote in support of Proposition B on Nov. 2.

KPC/KPBSD Financial Aid Night

Kenai Peninsula College's financial aid office and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's counselors will co-host the fourth annual Financial Aid Night at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Even though navigating the myriad of financial aid options can be daunting to parents and students, the free informational session's theme is "Mission Possible." The goal of the session is to provide parents and students guidance regarding college preparation timelines, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, academic grants and scholarships, and the Alaska supplemental loan program. There will be information about non-college track options such as vocational and technical schools and the military. Other related topics, such as securing alternative loans, avoiding scams and the importance of maintaining credit scores will be included in the presentation.

The event is geared toward high school juniors and seniors and their parents, but all high school students and parents are encouraged to attend. All attendees will receive take-home reference guides and light refreshments, donated by local vendors, will be served.

For more information, contact the KPC financial aid office at 262-0331 or e-mail .

Annual Career Day expanded to include the public

For the last 20 years, KPC's Kenai River Campus has invited Kenai Peninsula Borough high school students on campus to explore their career options. This year the event will be expanded to invite current KPC students and the public to attend.

Many local professionals, paraprofessionals and craftspeople will donate their time to describe what it's like to work in their fields and be available to answer participant questions.

The twenty-first annual Career Day will be from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 5. Handouts will be available for participants that will describe each career session and outline the presentations schedule.

Scholarship opportunities await applicants

The KPC campus-based scholarship application packet for the spring 2011 semester is currently available online at under the Kenai River Campus tab in the News section.

The application packet is also available at the financial aid office at the Kenai River Campus.

The packet is designed so students submit one personal essay outlining career and educational goals and complete one application to apply for all the scholarships they qualify for. Each scholarship has different criteria and it is important that students are certain that they meet specific requirements.

In addition to campus-based scholarships, there are many other scholarships available to current and potential students from a variety of service organizations and companies. Students are encouraged to take advantage of every scholarship opportunity they qualify for. For more information, contact the KPC financial aid office at 262-0331 or e-mail

This article was provided by Suzie Kendrick, advancement programs manager at Kenai Peninsula College.

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