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Scholarship Night 2019: Follow-up

Over 100 Burke County Public Schools seniors and their parents attended Scholarship Night on September 30 at the Old Rock School.

Students and their parents met with local organizations that had scholarships to offer and financial planning assistance! College Foundation of North Carolina Reps. Skip Watts and Spanish Services Manager Juana Hernandez also held presentations about the FAFSA process in simultaneous English and Spanish sessions.

If you didn't make it to Scholarship Night, no worries! GEAR UP Burke County, in partnership with Burke County Public Schools, will host open lab sessions with parents and students to walk you through the financial aid process.

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In addition, there are other times that you can receive assistance with completing the FAFSA to apply for financial aid whether you plan to attend a two or four-year college. The Financial Aid Office at Western Piedmont Community College offers FAFSA Fridays each week from 2:30pm to 4pm and will also host FAFSA Day on Saturday, October 26 from 9am to 12pm. When attending an event to work on your FAFSA, it is highly recommended that both the student AND a parent are present. If you have questions, contact the financial aid office at 828.448.6046 or visit for more information.


Burke County Public School seniors sign-in for Scholarship Night.


High school seniors and their parents met with local organizations about scholarship opportunities and financial assistance.

Last Updated: Oct. 8, 2019