Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yes, you can afford to send your youngster to Harvard!

Admisssions Office Meg Swift of Harvard University, one of 35 of the school's world traveling representatives, addressed potential applicants from throughout the county on Wednesday evening in the library of J. P. McCaskey High School. She provided a short video and, along with distinguished local graduates of Harvard, answered questions from the students.

The main message and perhaps the purpose of this extensive outreach program can be paraphrased as: "If you are accepted, Harvard will provide whatever funds your family cannot afford to send you."

Jokesters have said that Harvard is an endowment fund with a university! But it is evident that Harvard as well as other top colleges and universities are determined to attract and help fund the best and brightest students from a cross section of Americans and from throughout the world.