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Our Mission
Inspiring students to achieve a higher education by promoting a college-going culture through educational outreach activities, services and community partnerships.

 

Who We Are
Founded in 1978 as a private, non-profit organization, Higher Education Servicing Corporation (HESC), along with our sister organization North Texas Higher Education Authority, Inc. (NTHEA), has worked persistently to ensure student access to higher education. In fall 2014, HESC’s Outreach Division launched its new brand - inspirED - to better align with our mission of inspiring students to achieve a higher education.

Guided by our mission, we plan to continue serving a larger and more diverse population of students and parents each year in the greater Arlington community.

 

Counselor Connect
We want your feedback!  Is there an article you’ve recently read that you’d like to see in our next e-news?  Or some news that you believe other counselors or administrators in the area would benefit from?  Send us an email  with all of the details and we may just use it in our next e-news!

 

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Save the Date! Destination Success 2017

inspirED, in collaboration with Mansfield Independent School District, will host Destination Success – a free, half-day college planning event for high school students and their families. This event will be held at the MISD’s Center for the Performing Arts on February 25, 2017. Destination Success provides sessions on preparing for college, understanding college costs and financial aid, application completion assistance, financial literacy, SAT/ACT prep, scholarship assistance, a college fair and much more! Follow us on social media for more info once registration is open.

Local Scholarship Opportunities
Arlington ISD Seniors: Apply now for the $2,500 Arlington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. Applicants must be attending The University of Texas at Arlington or Tarrant County College. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 17, 2017. Click here for more information.

Tarrant County Juniors: Dream Big Fort Worth Determined Scholars is now accepting applications (December 1, 2016 - February 15, 2017). Award winners will receive SAT prep tutoring; college & financial aid guidance; and a chance to win a paid internship & up to $20K over four years. Click here for more information.

What's Up Next? Texting your way to College
Up Next, a free text-messaging tool that sends high school juniors and seniors, college students, and graduates personalized text messages with reminders and information about the college application process, financial aid, and federal loan repayment options. The call to action is simple -- you only have to text the word “COLLEGE” to 44044. Click here for more information.
 

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Additional Articles

3 Freshman Year Questions to Ask Your High School Counselor
Courtesy of US News

Students, Families Should Be More Strategic About College Choices, Costs
Courtesy of NASFAA

First-Gen College Students and the Power of Peer Supports
Courtesy of American Youth Policy Forum

Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents
Courtesy of the NY Times


Calendar of Events
Upcoming Events to Help You and Your Students

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Destination Success 
inspirED, in collaboration with Mansfield Independent School District, will host Destination Success – a free, half-day college planning event for high school students and their families. This event will be held at the MISD’s Center for the Performing Arts on February 25, 2017.

 

College Admissions Testing Schedule:
ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests

Test Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
SAT and Subject Tests Saturday,
March 11, 2017
Friday,
Feb. 10, 2017
Tuesday,
Feb. 28, 2017
ACT Saturday,
April 8, 2017
Friday,
March 3, 2017
Friday,
March 17, 2017

To get more information about the ACT, access useful tools, or register, visit www.act.org.

To get more information on the SAT or SAT Subject Tests visit www.collegeboard.org.

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Contact Us
If you have questions about any of our services or would like to schedule an event, please feel free to contact Margaret Oaikena at margaret@inspirEDoutreach.org or (817) 265-9158.

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