HPA to host 37 universities at free summer college fair tomorrow

WAIMEA — Open to the public, the 2018 College Horizon’s Summer College Fair will be held on Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Upper Campus tomorrow.

It will begin with an orientation and hosted lunch at Gates Performing Arts Center from 12:30 to 1 p.m., followed by the fair from 1 to 2:30 at Castle Gymnasium and information sessions on financial aid, college essay writing and the competitive college admissions process from 2:45 to 4 p.m.

The college fair will offer a unique opportunity for Hawaii students to meet with admissions representatives from 37 of the nation’s finest colleges and universities. Representatives from Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Caltech, Carleton College, Colorado College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Harvard College, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Lawrence University, Linfield College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Northeastern University, Occidental College, Pomona College, Smith College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Trinity College, UC Irvine, University of Chicago, University of Denver, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Redlands, University of Rochester, University of San Francisco, Ursinus College, Vanderbilt University, Whitman College, Williams College and Yale University will be in attendance.

The fair is part of College Horizons’ weeklong college access program that services Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. While this summer’s program is already enrolled to capacity, the college fair welcomes all students and families from the community at no cost.

For more information about the fair or to schedule an interview with College Horizon’s Executive Director Carmen Lopez, contact Cindy Montgomery, HPA’s college counselor and College Horizon’s event organizer at cmontgomery@hpa.edu or 780-3425. To learn more about College Horizons and future opportunities, visit their website at collegehorizons.org.