From Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19, Franklin College is welcoming students and their families interested in learning about the college selection process as part of Independent Colleges of Indiana’s (ICI) Indiana Private College Week.
Visitors will learn about the college through tours, information sessions and conversations with current students and staff. All activities are free of charge.
As part of this week, the college is hosting 21st Century Scholars Day on Wednesday, July 17. Scholars, as well as all other students, are invited to attend to help complete requirements of the Scholar Success Program. The program includes 12 college-prep activities, mandatory for Scholars but recommended for all students, including visiting a campus, estimating the costs of college, searching for scholarships, and submitting a college application.
Visitors between the ages of 16 and 20 touring campus during Private College Week will also have the chance to enter an ICI drawing for one of two Microsoft Surface or Apple iPad mini tablets. Entry forms and rules are available during the tours.
“We want all students and families to discover that an Indiana private college education is within reach in terms of affordability,” says David W. Wantz, president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana. “In addition to federal and state grants, including the 21st Century Scholarship, ICI colleges and universities make millions of scholarship dollars from their own funds available to students, making a top-flight college degree a dream come true for tens of thousands of students.”
To schedule a tour, contact the college’s Office of Admissions at (317) 738-8071.
Independent Colleges of Indiana serves as the collective voice for the state’s 30 private, non-profit colleges and universities. ICI institutions employ nearly 22,000 Hoosiers and generate a total local economic impact of $5 billion annually. Students at ICI colleges have Indiana’s highest four-year, on-time graduation rates. ICI students receive less than 4 percent of the state’s higher education budget, yet ICI intuitions produce nearly 30 percent of Indiana’s bachelor’s degrees. More information about ICI is available at icindiana.org.
POSTED Jul 16, 2019