Governor to Declare College Application Month
October is College Application Month in Iowa, and Governor Terry E. Branstad will sign an official proclamation during a ceremony at Bondurant-Farrar High School on Friday, October 14.
The Governor’s proclamation will formally recognize the efforts of the Iowa College Application Campaign, Iowa College Aid’s statewide initiative to increase the number of high school seniors who complete and submit college applications. Bondurant-Farrar is one of nearly 90 high schools participating in the campaign, with school staff and volunteers helping students fill out college applications during a designated day at each school. Last year, nearly 1,700 students from 83 participating high schools completed applications during Iowa College Application Campaign events.
The College Application Campaign is the first step in Iowa College Aid’s 3-Step Process for students and families, especially those from underserved populations. It is followed by the FAFSA Completion Initiative and College Decision Day.
“We know the college application process can be intimidating,” said Karen Misjak, executive director of Iowa College Aid. “The purpose of the College Application Campaign is to give students hands-on help with this first step toward a college education. It’s especially important for students who might be the first in their family to go to college. We’re honored that the governor is recognizing and supporting these efforts.”
Proclamation events will begin at 10 a.m. at Bondurant-Farrar High School, 1000 Grant St. N, Bondurant. The governor will tour the school, give brief remarks, sign the proclamation and take questions from students.