PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University faculty, staff, students and alumni will be at Wahluke High School May 16 to provide hands-on instruction, discussions on fields of research, and presentations about what it takes to go to college.
“www.imagineu.wsu.edu” provides an opportunity for high school students to get a taste of what college is like and learn how to prepare for the future as a college student.
Presentations will cover a variety of fields, including computer science, “a day in the life of a veterinary technician,” student involvement opportunities, architecture and psychology.
Also on hand, will be Wahluke High School senior Gladys Martinez, one of six Gates Millennium scholarship recipient attending WSU this fall.
Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program offers 1,000 talented students across the country a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. This program provides both personal and professional development through the GMS leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.
Wahluke High School will host a family night where students and their families can learn how to assist and support the journey toward college and empower students to reach their goals. Presentations will include admissions and financial aid information, as well as first-person experiences related by WSU students.
www.imagineu.wsu.edu has been helping students and families learn about higher education in more than 25 different high schools across Washington state since 2008. It is funded by the College Access Challenge Grant.