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Project Connections prepare students for future

Project Connections prepare students for futureCaney Creek, New Caney, Porter and Splendora high school juniors and seniors are invited to attend the 16th annual Project Connections event on April 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) complex.

This free event, sponsored by the local school districts, the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County and Lone Star College-Kingwood, allows high school juniors, seniors and their parents a chance to visit with various academic departments from LSC-Kingwood as well learn about what it takes to start their college career.

LSC-Kingwood’s financial aid representatives will be present to provide information and to assist parents and students in the completion of applications for federal financial aid. In addition, representatives from LSC-Kingwood’s admissions and advising departments will conduct breakout sessions to answer questions about the application process and provide tips on how to select classes, develop an academic plan, how to transfer to a university, and how to be successful in college.

Seniors will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships from the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County. Applications are available from their high school counselors and are due on Friday, April 6.  Scholarship drawings will be held at Project Connections and students must be present in order to win. All juniors and seniors in attendance will be eligible for other fun door prizes.

“With information tables for many of the academic programs available at LSC-Kingwood, information about financial aid and career planning, free food, scholarships and fantastic prizes, this is a really fun event for everyone,” said Nicole Keenan, director of admissions and outreach at LSC-Kingwood. “With more students choosing to start their college career at a community college, we are anticipating a large turnout this year.”

For more information on Project Connections, call 281-312-1793. The EMCID complex is located at 21575 Highway 59 North in New Caney.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, hybrid or online formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration. For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 97,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.