About $15,000 in scholarship opportunities will be up for grabs during this year's CSRA College Night – an event that more than 150 colleges and universities are anticipated to attend.


College Night will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at the James Brown Arena in Augusta. The arena is located at 601 7th St., and the event will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m.


According to a press release, high school students will learn about educational opportunities and admission requirements, speak with professionals from engineering, science and management fields, attend seminars about scholarships and, of course, apply for scholarships.


Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, or SRNS, is one of the sponsors of College Night.


“Over the years, nearly $300,000 in scholarship funding has been offered to area students who attend College Night,” SRNS President Carol Johnson wrote. “We thank those who so generously make this event a success every year.”


Candice Dermody, SRNS talent and education outreach manager, added that the event provides a valuable resource for area students in the counties of Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Bamberg and Edgefield in South Carolina, and Columbia and Richmond counties in Georgia.


“Working with our co-sponsors and contributors, we're pleased to help continue a tradition that provides one-stop shopping for a large and diverse selection of college and university recruiters,” said Dermody.


To qualify for a College Night scholarship, students must be high school juniors or seniors and graduate with a GPA equal to or above 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Students must attend and register in person at CSRA College Night to be eligible.


Derrek Asberry is the SRS beat reporter for the Aiken Standard and has been with the paper since June 2013. He is originally from Vidalia, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter @DerrekAsberry.