Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
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For Immediate Release
“Mark Your Calendars”: CSRA College Night is Going Virtual Thursday, November 4
AIKEN, S.C., Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – High school students and parents will have a special opportunity to virtually engage with representatives from colleges, universities and technical schools, helping them make informed decisions at this year’s CSRA Virtual College Night. Registered students will be able to log-in, 5-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, from the comfort of their homes at no cost. Seniors will be eligible for $15,000 in scholarships.
Additionally, guidance counselors, military recruiters, Georgia and South Carolina financial experts will be available to provide valuable information via online conversations.
Attending College Night will be easy to do! Just use a unique link to join the event where you can chat in real time with college recruiters and other information providers about future opportunities.
The link used to register is now available using a mobile device such as a cell phone, tablet or computer. The link has been placed on the Savannah River Site web page: Click on Outreach, Education Outreach Programs, then CSRA College Night:
Once registered, you may browse through the existing virtual exhibits and information booths already available; however, check back frequently as other exhibitors will be added prior to the live event. Then attend College Night on Thursday, Nov. 4 to discuss your post-high school options.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) is providing a web-based platform to connect local high school students and their parents with representatives and exhibitors via one-on-one text and video conversations.
College Night virtual information booths feature:
- Information on educational opportunities, admission requirements and tuition;
- Tips and instruction about seeking Georgia and South Carolina financial aid;
- Access to the counseling center where students and parents can obtain advice about the college application process from high school advisors and admissions professionals; and
- Guidance from professional societies in areas such as engineering, management, chemical and nuclear science.
Seniors attending a portion of the event, maintaining a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, will be eligible to win one of fifteen $1,000 scholarships awarded during the live event. All winners will be notified by text and email.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event was last held in 2019. Over 4,000 students, parents and guidance counselors throughout the CSRA attended the event at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia,” said Gladys Moore, SRNS Education Outreach. “It’s a different world now. So, for the first time, we decided to host college night virtually. SRNS is diligent to keep safety at the forefront of all we do. So due to COVID-19 constraints, the decision to offer a virtual College Night was an easy one.”
CSRA College Night is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy-Savannah River Operations Office, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, SRP Federal Credit Union and iHeart Media.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, a Fluor-led company with Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, is responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site located near Aiken, South Carolina.