WSU's Multicultural Youth Conference Offers College Access and Scholarship Opportunities to Area Youth

OGDEN, Utah – The 15th Annual Weber State University Multicultural Youth Conference (MYC), “Where Education Happens,” will be held Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms. 

The conference is designed for ethnic minority high school juniors and seniors interested in learning about WSU’s support services and accessing higher education. The conference will include workshop sessions on admissions, financial aid, leadership and scholarships. New to the conference this year, students will have an opportunity to participate in cultural- and historical-based crafts.

Also featured at this year’s conference will be a special presentation on organ dissection from the University of Utah School of Medicine, as well as presentations from the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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

In addition to the Goddard School of Business scholarships, those attending the MYC will be eligible for multicultural, academic, leadership, activity and needs-based scholarships, including tuition waivers.

The conference registration fee is $10 per person and includes a T-shirt, lunch and conference materials. To sign up, visit and follow the instructions on the page. Students will need to fill out and print a WSU application, have it signed by a parent/guardian and return it, along with the $10 check or money order to their high school representative by Oct. 9. Seniors also will need to bring their official (sealed) transcripts to the conference.

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 any “W” lot. 

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

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801-626-7333 •