WSU’s Multicultural Youth Conference Offers Scholarship Opportunities to Area Youth

OGDEN, Utah – The 15th Annual Weber State University Multicultural Youth Conference (MYC), “Where Success is Unveiled,” will be held Nov. 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Lair and Wildcat Theater.

The conference is designed for ethnic minority high school juniors and seniors interested in learning about WSU’s support services, early college, concurrent enrollment, financial aid and scholarships. The conference will include workshop sessions on leadership, planning for student success, communication skills, diversity and inclusion, and applying to college.

Traditionally the MYC is held in January, but organizers moved the conference this year to coincide with WSU’s Major Fest and Scholarship Day.

“All these presentations will provide a full spectrum of information for the students so they can better understand how to prepare for college while they are still in high school,” said Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo, director of WSU’s Multicultural Student Center. “Learning about the support services and scholarships available really motivates prospective students. They get excited about pursuing their education.”

WSU’s six academic colleges and the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics will be offering nearly $33,000 in financial awards at the Scholarship Day event. In addition to the college scholarships, those attending the MYC will be eligible for multicultural scholarships, including tuition waivers, academic-, leadership-, activity- and needs-based scholarships.

As part of the $10 registration fee, conference attendees will be invited to attend a scholarship banquet on Nov. 19 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom, where scholarship award recipients will be announced.
To sign up for the conference, visit weber.edu/sms/ and follow the instructions on the page. Students will need to fill out a WSU admissions application online and check “YES” when asked if they are attending the Multicultural Youth Conference.

The deadline to register for the conference is Oct. 31.  The conference registration fee is $10 per person and includes a t-shirt, breakfast, lunch and conference materials. Students who are interested in attending WSU and who wish to be considered for academic scholarships (based on ACT scores and grade point average) will need to fill out an application for admissions and pay a $30 application processing fee in addition to the conference registration fee.

Parking for the event will be available in the Dee Events Center parking lot with shuttle bus service to the main campus. School buses may drop off and load students in front of the main entrance to the Browning Center, just south of the Shepherd Union Building.

For more information, please contact Coleen Sheehan at 801-626-7330.

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Contact:
Jeff Simons, Multicultural Students counselor
801-626-7333 · jsimons@weber.edu
Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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