Rawlins, WY- (October 18, 2011) With the high numbers of unemployment and organizations tightening their wallets it’s becoming increasingly difficult for parents to afford to send their child to college. But even with the down economy there is still government funding available and a lot of scholarships go un-awarded each year. The Carbon County Higher Education Center hopes to help alleviate some of the stress with their November College Game Plan Tour.  The goal of the tour is to help motivate locals to look past their circumstances and apply for college. The week long tour from November 14-18th includes visits to three schools and features interactive workshops by Felecia Hatcher, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and the author of the book The “C” Students Guide to Scholarships. She will be speaking to students in Rawlins and Baggs, Wyoming as part of her national speaking tour. During her tour stop Felecia Hatcher will be holding the following workshops with high school students:

–       College Game Plan: Get into the college you want and get it paid for!

–       My Grades Suck and my parents are broke what do I do?

–       How to use social media and crowd sourcing to find scholarships

–       Understanding Financial Aid and Loans

“This is a great opportunity for students in Carbon County to have an advantage when it comes to applying for scholarships. Felecia was not an A student and did not come from a wealthy family, but earned over $100,000 in scholarships. She is coming with the voice of experience and will share her practical knowledge with students and their parents,” said Patty Pedersen, Carbon County Higher Education Center Student Services Coordinator.

In addition to the high school presentations, there will be a workshop open to the public. Parents, college students and students from CCSD#2 are encouraged to attend the November 17th workshop.

The schedule for the tour stops is as follows:





11/15/2011 Rawlins High School in Fine Arts Auditorium 2:00 – 2:43 p.m. Presentation open to the entire RHS student body
11/15/2011 Rawlins High School 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Financial Aid Presentation with CCHEC, RHS Counselor and Felecia Hatcher with pizza (Open to the public)
11/16/2011 Little Snake River Valley High School 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Presentation open to entire student body with pizza
11/16/2011 Little Snake River Valley High School 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Financial Aid Presentation with CCHEC, LSRVS Counselor and Felecia Hatcher
11/17/2011 Cooperative High School 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Presentation to students and parents with lunch
11/17/2011 Carbon County Higher Education Center 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Financial Aid night for WWCC students, parents, and also open to the public

This event is sponsored by Carbon County Higher Education Center, a Western Wyoming Community College Outreach, in cooperation with Rawlins High School, Little Snake River Valley High School and Rawlins Cooperative High School.

To find out more information about Felecia Hatcher, please visit her website at www.cstudentsrock.com or blog at https://cstudentslife.wordpress.com/.

For more information, call CCHEC at 307-328-9204.

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