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Louisville leaders push students to enroll in college

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- November is College Application Month -- and Louisville leaders say it's a critical time to apply to college. They're encouraging students to "apply yourself."

Mayor Greg Fischer and other leaders were talking about the importance of earning a college degree Monday morning. It's part of the "55,000 Degrees" community initiative to increase the number of college graduates by 55,000 by 2020.

"Applying to college is a first step on the road to success," said Mayor Greg Fischer, according to a news release.  "My message to every high school senior and adult without a degree is simple: "Apply Yourself!"

Mary Gwen Wheeler, executive director of 55,000 Degrees, echoed her support.

"Applying now gives would-be college students the best shot of being accepted to the school of their choice and getting scholarships," Wheeler said, according to the news release. "It also gives them the best shot at success in life."

They say the key is to make sure you apply in time to meet deadlines for scholarships and financial aid applications.

There's a College Application Assistance Workshop Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., hosted by the Louisville Urban League on 1535 West Broadway. Call your child's high school to find out about any upcoming workshops.

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