For high school students and their families looking toward college, virtual programs to be offered through local libraries on Wednesday evening are aimed at understanding and navigating the admissions and merit scholarship application processes.
Julie Raynor Gross will lead the merit scholarship session at 6 p.m. through the East Hampton Library. She’ll cover trends in the scholarships and factors that impact them and will discuss the National Merit Scholarship Program, other national, state, local, and corporate scholarships as well as those offered by colleges, and offer tips for improving chances of winning such scholarships. Links to join the session will be emailed after registration on the library’s website.
Then at 7 p.m., Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper of Stand Out for College will head up a program on successfully navigating college admissions. The presenters will discuss the greater emphasis admissions officers are placing on extracur-ricular activities since many students’ grades were negatively impacted by a year and a half of remote or hybrid learning. They’ll also address the importance of community service in the Covid era. Families and students can sign up for this hourlong virtual program through the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton or the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.