Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 23, 2013
College Liftoff, a local college planning organization, helped its 2013 class of high school seniors earn more than one million dollars in awards for four-year degree programs. The entirety of the one million dollars was awarded with “no strings attached” scholarships and grants, along with work-study opportunities. These students are now matriculating into colleges across the country. College Liftoff has many success stories, all eliminating the need for students to assume debt to fund their college tuition.
“With higher education costs continuing to rise, it is more important than ever for high school students to make smart decisions for their college education. That means taking the time at the beginning of the process to evaluate career options and then carefully match their future professional needs with a degree program that makes sense financially,” said President and College Liftoff founder, Aaron Greene.
Greene continued, “This group of seniors did an exceptional job of maximizing financial resources and all of them have ended up at strong programs for their chosen careers. Four years from now, this intense planning will pay off when they earn a marketable undergraduate degree with minimal college debt.”
College Liftoff’s Class of 2013 included 55 students, all of whom selected to attend an impressive variety of public and private institutions. They enrolled in differing degree programs, all in pursuit of the students’ career goals. Twelve of these students garnered approximately one million dollars in awards. Chosen schools include Purdue University to study chemical engineering, West Virginia University to study forestry, Wright State University to study mechanical engineering, and Olivet University to study multimedia design. Other substantial awards were earned for students who are attending Arizona State University to study finance, Miami University to study business, Ohio State University to study health sciences, and the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
Through regular workshops, seminars and one-on-one coaching, College Liftoff helps students discover their options and strategies for selecting and paying for college. The next informational session will be offered on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7pm at the College Liftoff offices, located at 1161 Bethel Road in Columbus, Ohio. This introductory meeting is free and open to the public.
About College Liftoff
College Liftoff helps students in all phases of preparing for their careers past high school, and offers weekly sessions to advise students and families. For more information, contact College Liftoff at 614-329-6633, visit their website at http://www.collegeliftoff.com, or follow them on Facebook.