Financial aid information: Hillsborough County Public Schools Guidance Services will host financial aid information nights for high school students and their families. University financial aid representatives will explain the process and discuss available federal aid. All meetings start at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium:
• Thursday, Gaither High School, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
• Jan. 29, Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road, Riverview.
• Jan. 31, Hillsborough High School, 5000 N Central Ave., Tampa.
For more information, call (813) 273-7203.
Open house: Tampa Preparatory School will hold an open house on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for students entering grades 6-12. The open house will include a tour of the school and information on academics, arts and athletics. School tours are available for those who can not attend the open house. For more information or to schedule a school tour, call (813) 251-8481.
Athletics awards: The Hillsborough County School District Athletic Department will present annual fall sports awards to high school athletes and teams at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Raymond O. Shelton School Administrative Center auditorium, 901 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Awards that will be presented include the Guy Toph Football Award, Jim "Jimbo" Kynes Outstanding Lineman Award, Casey Outstanding Golfer Award, Kirkwood Volleyball Award, Jesse Helfrich-Hicks Swimming Award and Dr. Ben Walker Cross Country Award. Team GPA awards will also be presented for cross country, football, golf, swimming and volleyball.