National College Application Campaign Assistance Changes Lives

It is not always easy to identify a life-changing moment, but 21-year-old Garrett Seay of Sturgis, KY, has no problem pointing to just such an occasion for both him and his twin brother, Jarrett.

During the fall of 2011, the high school seniors very much wanted to go to college but found the application process daunting. Now a junior at the University of Louisville majoring in geography, Seay credits the Kentucky College Application campaign with giving the brothers the information–and confidence–they needed to successfully apply to Louisville and Murray State University (KY)–and set them on the track to obtain the financial aid they needed to enroll.

Their father, a Vietnam veteran, had died a few years earlier and their mother was struggling to provide for her family on half the income. But the application campaign counselor at Union County High School helped them apply to college and understand that because they had good grades there was an excellent chance of also receiving generous institutional aid…READ MORE

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