MSU to host financial aid event for high school seniors

Midwestern State University and Vernon College each will give away a scholarship at an upcoming financial aid event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Dillard College of Business Administration lobby.

MSU, in collaboration with Vernon College, the Wichita Falls Independent School District, and the CafÚ con Leche organization, will host the event to assist high school seniors with financial aid questions. Community volunteers and financial aid officers from MSU and Vernon College will be on hand to help students file FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) applications.

MSU will give away a $1000 scholarship and Vernon College will award a $500 scholarship. The event is free and open to any area high school senior.

CafÚ con Leche partners with universities, colleges, school districts, and community organizations, and hosts the radio program Asuntos Hispanos on 107.9 FM MANA. Founder and Educational Consultant Gonzalo Robles has worked with more than 80 communities and partners throughout Texas and Florida, including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UT Pan American, UT San Antonio, UT Brownsville, UT El Paso, UT Tyler, Central Texas College, Amarillo College, West Texas University, Vernon College, independent school districts and various Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.