About 400 people attended the Summer College Fair hosted by Hawaii Preparatory Academy June 20 at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center and Castle Gym. Twenty-five of the nation’s finest colleges and universities were represented at the event, which was free and open to the public.
The fair was presented by College Horizons in partnership with HPA, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, University of Rochester and University of Southern California.
Colleges and universities in attendance included: Bowdoin College, Brown University, Carleton College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Franklin and Marshall College, Hanover College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Lawrence University, New York University, Occidental College, Reed College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, University of California Irvine, University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, Whitman College and Yale University.
Information sessions on financial aid, writing the college essay and competitive college admissions followed the fair.
College Horizons is a college access, summer residential program for Native Hawaiian, American Indian and Alaska Native students. One hundred students from the state of Hawaii and the mainland participated in this year’s program.