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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 TeenLibrarian@gptx.org 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 gptx.org/library 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 www.gptx.org/scholarship. The online application will open October 11.  Questions? Contact library_scholarship@gptx.org.   

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 www.gptx.org/library

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