Harvard Educational Event for High School Students
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Harvard Club of Serbia presents to Serbian High School Students

Wishing to present those interested in pursuing undergraduate education in US with more information about the Harvard University and its Financial Aid Program, the Harvard Club of Serbia has started a series of presentations on Harvard College to high potential high school students in Serbia.

So far, the presentations were held on May 31st in Novi Sad and on June 2nd in Belgrade. Both events attracted a lot of interest from high school students.

The pursuit of excellence has long been a hallmark of Harvard. Since its founding in 1636, the College has assembled promising students and distinguished faculty and provided them with an environment and resources to develop their talents to the fullest. Harvardís tradition of excellence has put generations of students at the center of the search for new ways of thinking.

Harvard has educated future leaders for every endeavorófrom academia to the arts, from private industry to public service. Harvard students are very well prepared for service to society and enjoy extraordinarily high rates of admission to Harvardís and other universitiesí graduate schools.

This year alone, over 30 students of Serbian Descent are attending or graduating from Harvard. They join students from over 80 countries; from cities, suburbs, small towns and farms; from public, private and parochial schools; from every ethnic and religious background; and from across the economic spectrum. Based on longstanding tradition, Harvard is committed to making educational opportunity accessible to all, and the best testament to this is its Financial Aid Program. Currently, some 60% of Harvard students enjoy some form of financial aid. Even more, 20% of its student body comes from families whose combined annual income does not exceed $60,000 and who are therefore not expected to contribute at all to college costs.

The Harvard Club of Serbia is committed to keep organizing similar events in the future, and firmly believes that establishing a strong presence in high schools is the best way to get more applicants from Serbia.