FAFSA Memphis Weekend- Major Push to Complete Application for Federal Funding Support for College

Students looking for help with post-secondary education costs can get a head-start on filing out the essential FAFSA form at workshops across Shelby County the weekend of February 6th and 7th. The FAFSA Memphis Weekend is where organizations and churches are hosting workshops for students to complete their FAFSA forms.

One local leader, Pastor Geno Gibson of Olivet Baptist Church, is doing his part to make sure graduating seniors and non-traditional students fill-out their FAFSA forms. “I ask my fellow clergy men and women to host a workshop and help your members and residents in your community obtain financial assistance for college,” said Gibson. At Olivet they have the Seeds of Destiny Scholarship, ACT Preparation, FAFSA Assistance and College and Career Readiness Programs.

Some locations where workshops will be held include:

Whitehaven Branch Library           Feb. 5th & 6th             2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

East Shelby Library                         Feb. 6th                       2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Benjamin Hooks Library                 February 6th              11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Frayser Library                                 February 6th              1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Last year more than 7,000 high school seniors completed the FAFSA. Memphis Talent Dividend and their partners are trying to make sure that eligible students and adults interested in secondary education have an option to receive free federal funds.

For more information about the FAFSA Weekend and how you can get involved, contact Alton Cryer, program coordinator for Memphis Talent Dividend at 901.278.0016 or acryer@leadershipmemphis.org. Visit the website at www.FAFSAMemphis.com . The Memphis Talent Dividend is a part of Leadership Memphis.