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Meeting to help college hopefuls

By Times Staff Writer
Published September 25, 2005

ST. PETERSBURG - Ten $1,000 college scholarships, whose recipients will be chosen in a random drawing, will be among the highlights of the Oct. 15 CollegeBound Conference at the downtown Hilton hotel.

In its fifth year, the free conference is geared toward people who want to pursue higher education but may not know all the nuances of applying for college or getting financial aid.

The conference will address those topics, said director Todd Smith. About 150 to 200 prospective students - not all of them youngsters - are expected, he said. Parents are encouraged to attend.

The conference is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hilton is at 333 First St. S.

Sessions will include discussions about the college application process, standardized testing tips, financial literacy, collegiate athletics, careers and adult continuing education.

The faith-based event is supported through sponsorships.

To register by phone, call 727 895-8640. To register by e-mail, use For information, visit

[Last modified September 25, 2005, 02:15:40]

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