Workshops & Events

Paying for College: Financial Positioning & Smart Strategies

Former Director of Grants for the US Department of Education and personal finance expert, Raymond VanBuskirk will reveal tips and strategies to maximize your family’s opportunity to earn grants, scholarships, need-based aid and merit awards. He will review the financial aid application process, timeline and terminology related (FAFSA, CSS, EFC, COA , etc.). Families with younger students are encouraged to attend.

Sunday, April 5 @ 2pm
Location: TBD

(Registration coming soon!)

Junior Jumpstart Seminar

We want you to have the edge by knowing what will happen, before it happens. Join us for an informative workshop for families to learn the next steps in the college process. Real admission counselors will share how they make admission decisions and will be available for Q & A.

Saturday, May 16
Clear Lake 10-11:30am
Houston 1:30-3pm

(Registration coming soon!)

Summer 2020 College Essay Bootcamps

At Bright Futures, we like to avoid last minute scrambling to pump out applications. Rising seniors should start writing college application essays this summer to ensure they will stand out from the competition. Join us for our proven writers workshop to create your distinctive and personalized college essay.

$649 Early Bird Rate (before April 1) | $699 after April 1*

Summer 2020 College Application Workshops

As the number of college applications skyrockets, acceptance rates at many schools plummets. To be offered admission, an application must shine! In this live workshop, students will be walked, step-by-step, through their actual applications and will learn what it takes to stand out from the competition.

  • July 7 9am-12pm (Houston) Apply Texas Only
  • Aug 1 9am-4pm (Houston) All Application Types

*Free of charge for clients with Essentials or All-Inclusive Packages

If you are not enrolled into a service package with Bright Futures, please complete a contract to finalize your registration and submit payment. Click HERE to be redirected to the contract; camps are found under “Services Purchased Separately.”

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We believe knowledge is power and information shouldn’t always have to come at a price. Bright Futures is proud to offer free workshops and seminars on a variety of topics including College Prep, ApplyTexas, Money Smarts, and more. We have presented to a variety of groups and audiences including church youth groups, middle & high schools, homeschool groups, small and large businesses, and civic clubs.

These workshops and seminars can be customized based on audience needs and requests.

For a full listing of our workshops and seminars, for more information, or to schedule a presentation, please call our office or fill out the contact form below.