Library offers college workshops & scholarship

in partnerships with UTA, GPISD, & the Friends of the Library

Post Date:09/27/2017 12:16 PM

Grand Prairie’s Main and Warmack Libraries offer free workshops for teens considering college. 

Writing a Winning College Essay (Grades 9–12). THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Unfortunately, our speaker is not available. We hope to reschedule; please email if you'd like to know when we do.

So You Want to Go to College! A free series on what you should know, presented by a GPISD college readiness specialist. Teens and parents welcome. Warmack Library.

  • Oct. 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m: How to Pay for College
  • Nov. 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m: Navigating the College Search 

In partnership with the Friends of the Grand Prairie Library, the Grand Prairie Public Library System will hold a scholarship competition for seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2018. The winner will be awarded $1,000 toward their college tuition. 

In order to qualify, students must

  • be enrolled as a senior in a high school located within the Grand Prairie city limits
  • plan to enroll in a college or university as a freshman in the fall of 2018
  • have an active Grand Prairie Library Card
  • have volunteered a minimum of 10 hours at a Grand Prairie Library location before the close of the scholarship. Visit to apply as a volunteer. 

Applicants are required to provide a personal statement about themselves and their ambitions after high school. 

In addition, applicants will respond to one of three essay topics in no more than 2,500 words.

  • What is your favorite book, and how has this book had an impact on your life?
  • What role does the library play in local and global communities?  How do you see this changing in the future?
  • What has been your most rewarding educational experience thus far? How has this experience prepared you for life after high school? 

More information is  available at The online application will open October 11.  Questions? Contact   

The Grand Prairie Main Library is located at 901 Conover Dr. The Warmack Library is located at 760 Bardin Rd.  972-237-5700. Visit us online at

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