Pinellas County schools will hold several financial aid seminars at area high schools in October and November. Each seminar will provide information on the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program, how to organize a financial aid search, the different types of financial aid, government grants and loans, how to complete the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), an explanation of the Student Aid Report, college financial aid packaging and award letters, the Pinellas Education Foundation Scholarship Catalog, scholarship essays, searches and scams.
The seminars will be held from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and are scheduled for:
• Oct. 5: Dunedin High School and Palm Harbor University High School, at Palm Harbor University, 1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor (669-1131)
• Oct. 7: Gibbs HS and Lakewood HS, at Gibbs HS, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg (893-5452)
• Oct. 11: Largo HS and Pinellas Park HS, at Largo HS, 410 Missouri Ave., (588-3758)
• Oct. 13: Clearwater HS and Countryside HS, at Countryside HS, 3000 State Rd. 580, Clearwater (725-7956)
• Oct. 19: East Lake HS and Tarpon Springs HS, at Tarpon Springs HS, 1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs (943-4900)
• Oct. 28: Osceola HS and Seminole HS, at Osceola HS, 9751 98th St. N, Seminole (547-7717)
• Nov. 1: Northeast HS and St. Petersburg HS, at St. Petersburg HS, 2501 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg (893-1842)
• Nov. 3: Boca Ciega HS and Dixie Hollins HS, at Boca Ciega HS, 924 58th St. S, Gulfport (893-2780)
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Six assemblymen from Takamatsu, Japan, are scheduled to visit Perkins and Bay Point elementary schools on Tuesday. They will tour the arts magnet program at Perkins, where the students have prepared a Japanese song and dance performance. At Bay Point, the delegation will visit the advanced math/science/language programs. The delegation will see the school morning programs, which include the pledge and announcements. St. Petersburg and Takamatsu became Sister Cities in 1961.