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Download as PDF 65863 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 215 Thursday, November 6, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9203 of October 31, 2014 The President National College Application Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation With hard work and determination, a great education should be within everyone’s reach. At the heart of America’s promise is the belief that we all deserve an equal opportunity to get ahead, and today more than ever— as we face greater global competition in a knowledge-based economy— a college degree is the surest path to a stable, middle-class life. During National College Application Month, we come together to encourage all students to take control of their own destiny by applying to continue their education beyond high school and to let them know that no matter where they come from or who they are—it does not matter if they are the first in their family to apply to college or if they have been told that they are simply not college material—there is an opportunity for them. This fall, high school seniors across our Nation are making the decision to invest in their future by earning a post-secondary degree or credential, and as they navigate the college admissions process, my Administration is dedicated to supporting them with the tools and resources they need to succeed. To help more families afford a college degree, we have expanded grants, tax credits, and loans and invested in programs that help students manage and reduce the burdens of debt after they graduate. We created the College Scorecard to make it easier for students and families to compare colleges and find ones that are well-suited to their needs. And to help students better understand the costs of college and more easily compare aid packages offered by different institutions, we developed the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. To access these and other resources—including College Navigator and a tool that helps determine the net price of any given college— Americans can go to www.WhiteHouse.gov/ReachHigher. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Applying to college is hard work, but it is only the beginning of a journey that requires persistence and focus. A college degree unlocks pathways to opportunity; it prepares today’s students for the jobs of the future and is a requirement for the educated workforce and informed citizenry our country needs to create growth, bolster our economy, and strengthen our democracy. That is why as a Nation, we must lift up our students, help them achieve their greatest potential, and work together toward an important goal: to lead the world in college completion. This month, we celebrate the limitless possibility within every child. We honor the teachers, school counselors, and parents who help students apply to college. We recognize the institutions that are taking steps to ensure they reach the best and brightest students, regardless of their background, and all those who ensure the next generation is prepared for success, including businesses who open their doors to interns and the alumni, foundations, and faith-based organizations that provide scholarships. Let us remind all students that it is never too early to start planning for their future or reaching for their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2014 as National College Application Month. I call upon public officials, educators, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:42 Nov 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD0.SGM 06NOD0 65864 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / Presidential Documents parents, students, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs designed to encourage students to make plans for and apply to college. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–26486 Filed 11–5–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:42 Nov 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD0.SGM 06NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 215 (Thursday, November 6, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26486]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9203 of October 31, 2014

                
National College Application Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                With hard work and determination, a great education 
                should be within everyone's reach. At the heart of 
                America's promise is the belief that we all deserve an 
                equal opportunity to get ahead, and today more than 
                ever--as we face greater global competition in a 
                knowledge-based economy--a college degree is the surest 
                path to a stable, middle-class life. During National 
                College Application Month, we come together to 
                encourage all students to take control of their own 
                destiny by applying to continue their education beyond 
                high school and to let them know that no matter where 
                they come from or who they are--it does not matter if 
                they are the first in their family to apply to college 
                or if they have been told that they are simply not 
                college material--there is an opportunity for them.

                This fall, high school seniors across our Nation are 
                making the decision to invest in their future by 
                earning a post-secondary degree or credential, and as 
                they navigate the college admissions process, my 
                Administration is dedicated to supporting them with the 
                tools and resources they need to succeed. To help more 
                families afford a college degree, we have expanded 
                grants, tax credits, and loans and invested in programs 
                that help students manage and reduce the burdens of 
                debt after they graduate. We created the College 
                Scorecard to make it easier for students and families 
                to compare colleges and find ones that are well-suited 
                to their needs. And to help students better understand 
                the costs of college and more easily compare aid 
                packages offered by different institutions, we 
                developed the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. To access 
                these and other resources--including College Navigator 
                and a tool that helps determine the net price of any 
                given college--Americans can go to www.WhiteHouse.gov/ReachHigher ReachHigher.

                Applying to college is hard work, but it is only the 
                beginning of a journey that requires persistence and 
                focus. A college degree unlocks pathways to 
                opportunity; it prepares today's students for the jobs 
                of the future and is a requirement for the educated 
                workforce and informed citizenry our country needs to 
                create growth, bolster our economy, and strengthen our 
                democracy. That is why as a Nation, we must lift up our 
                students, help them achieve their greatest potential, 
                and work together toward an important goal: to lead the 
                world in college completion.

                This month, we celebrate the limitless possibility 
                within every child. We honor the teachers, school 
                counselors, and parents who help students apply to 
                college. We recognize the institutions that are taking 
                steps to ensure they reach the best and brightest 
                students, regardless of their background, and all those 
                who ensure the next generation is prepared for success, 
                including businesses who open their doors to interns 
                and the alumni, foundations, and faith-based 
                organizations that provide scholarships. Let us remind 
                all students that it is never too early to start 
                planning for their future or reaching for their dreams.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2014 as 
                National College Application Month. I call upon public 
                officials, educators,

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                parents, students, and all Americans to observe this 
                month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and 
                programs designed to encourage students to make plans 
                for and apply to college.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2014-26486
Filed 11-5-14; 8:45 am]
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