From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, students are invited to attend the free “Writes of Passage: How to Write a Personal Statement, College or Scholarship Essay” workshop at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed., president of College Admission Consultants, Inc. will be on hand to cover helpful tips and strategies, and provide tools for writing an effective application or scholarship essay. Furthermore, questions including "How do I start?" and "What do I say?" will be addressed during this seminar.

Destination College is a Collin College initiative that helps high school students and their parents to get ready for college, no matter which institution they choose.

While there is no fee to attend the workshop, registration is required. Please register online by going to and clicking the “Register” button to choose your selected workshop. Or, call 972.377.1772. Seating is limited and spaces are filling quickly for this session.

Collin College serves about 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development.


About the author: Marisela Cadena-Smith is the director of marketing and communications for Collin College.