MISSOULA – The Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council will host three weeks of college fairs throughout Montana during September. As many as 11,000 high school seniors and juniors will attend the fairs with their classmates, families and guidance counselors.
The college fairs give students an opportunity to contemplate their options after high school. Students can visit with representatives from in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, technical and trade schools, and branches of the military.
A schedule of the college fairs follows. All events will be held in the school gymnasium, unless otherwise noted.
- 12:30-2:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11: Montana State University-Northern, Havre.
- 9-10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12: Glasgow High School.
- 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13: Sidney High School.
- 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13: Dawson Community College, Glendive.
- 8-9:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14: Miles Community College, Miles City.
- 1-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14: Colstrip High School.
- 9:15-10:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18: Strand Union Ballrooms, Montana State University, Bozeman.
- 1:30-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18: Park Senior High School, Livingston.
- 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19: Montana State University-Billings.
- 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20: Fergus County High School, Lewistown.
- 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20: McLaughlin Center, University of Providence, Great Falls.
- 9-10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21: Cut Bank High School.
- 9-11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 25: Montana Tech, Butte.
- 1:30-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25: Carroll College, Helena.
- 8:45-11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26: University Center Ballroom, University of Montana, Missoula.
- 1:30-3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26: Hamilton High School.
- 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27: Polson High School.
- 8:15-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 28: Flathead High School, Kalispell.
“College fairs allow students to see exactly what is out there and fuels excitement about finding the best fit for them,” said Amy Leary, MPSEOC executive director. “These statewide fairs also help emphasize the quality and variety of colleges and universities available in Montana. With 25 accredited higher education institutions in our state, students are bound to find something that works for them.”
Although the fairs are geared toward high school students, anyone who is interested in pursuing post-secondary education is welcome to attend. Parents and the public are encouraged to attend.
Juniors and seniors who attend the fairs are eligible to sign up for the College Ca$h Program, which awards thousands of scholarship dollars to students across the state. Scholarships are awarded by a random drawing of students who submit their names during the college fairs. The College Ca$h Program is made possible by the donations from the following sponsors and partners: Montana University System – Student Financial Services, GEAR UP, Student Assistance Foundation, the Bank of North Dakota and MPSEOC.