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Workshops & Events


College Depot at Burton Barr Central Library provides free year-round programming targeting various topics of the college planning process such as creating a college timeline, preparing scholarship essays, and applying for financial aid. 

During the academic School year:
Workshops on various topics including college exploration, financial aid, scholarship searching, and more are presented free of charge and open to the public. Registration is required for some programs as seating might be limited.

FAFSA Assistance 
FAFSA Assistance is provided to students and their families through specialized programming to assist with the FAFSA application and creating FSA IDs through hands-on small groups and workshop sessions during the peak financial aid season. Registration is required for some programs as seating might be limited. 

During the summer:
Summer Workshops
College Depot Summer Sessions workshops are FREE, fun-filled programs are designed to help students plan for college. Topics include: Essay Essentials, Scholarships + Financial Aid Essentials, Test Prep Essentials, Study Skills + Organizational Techniques, Postsecondary Pathways, Apprenticeship Essentials, and a spanish-language session called ¡Caminemos a la Escuela! which is oriented to Spanish-speaking parents.

College Depot will provide snacks. Registration is required as seating might be limited. Sign up, and view dates and times for each summer workshop, on the Phoenix Public Library calendar, here.  View the flyer for College Depot's summer sessions, here.

Jerome E. Miller Summer Leadership Academy
f you or your student will be in the 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2019, live in the city of Phoenix, and are interested in a career in public service, also consider the JEM Leadership Academy, which will occur during June of 2019! View the flyer for more details, here. Apply to the JEM Leadership Academy here.

College Depot Workshop Room Reservation Request:
College Depot offers room reservations for three different sized rooms in our center. Room reservations are available to educational non-profit organizations. Please email or call 602.261.8847 for any questions. 

Email list: 

Join our email list if you would like to get updates and have upcoming workshop and events information sent directly to your inbox. You can join by sending us an email to letting us know you would like to be added to our email list.
Café con Becas4/12/201910:00 AM - 11:30 AMBurton Barr Central Library - College Depot Workshop Room
​¿Le gustaría aprender más sobre el proceso para obtener una beca para la universidad? ¡Venga a College Depot y conozca más sobre recursos del proceso de ayuda financiera! Café con Becas es una sesiόn informal en la cual proveeremos informaciόn sobre becas y otros aspectos sobre el proceso de planeaciόn para los estudios superiores. ¡Proveeremos café y panecito! Registra aquí​​​.

Would you like to learn more about the process to obtain a scholarship to the university? Come to College Depot and learn more about the financial aid process resources! Café con Becas is an informal Spanish-language session in which we will provide information on topics and other aspects of the planning process for higher education. Register Here​. 
Black, Brown and College Bound Scholarship Bootcamp4/20/20199:30 AM - 1 PMCollege Depot Auditorium
The Phoenix AKARAMA Foundation in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Delta Beta Omega Chapter presents the 2019 Black, Brown College Bound Scholarship Boot Camp for High School Seniors and Community College Transfers. 

You will have the opportunity to understand the college application process, apply for scholarships, the secrets to create a good essay and how to have a good mind set when preparing for college.

Please note that there is free parking available in the Burton Barr Central Library parking lot.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided!

Register here!

JEM Summer Leadership Academy 6/10/2019Varying times between 6/10/2019 and 6/21/19College Depot Auditorium and other locations
If you or your student will be in the 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2019, live in the city of Phoenix, and are interested in a career in public service, consider attending the JEM Leadership Academy. View the flyer for more details, here.

The Application Deadline to apply for the JEM Summer Leadership Academy is May 31st. Apply to the JEM Leadership Academy here.
Essay Essentials7/11/20193:00 PM - 4:15 PMCollege Depot Auditorium

Review techniques for writing college applications and scholarship essays. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! To register for this workshop, click here​.​

Scholarship and Financial Aid Essentials7/11/20194:30 - 6:30 PMCollege Depot Auditorium

​Learn the basics of scholarships and financial aid to help pay for college. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.

Test Prep Essentials7/20/20191:00 PM - 2:15 PMCollege Depot Auditorium

Learn the difference between the ACT, SAT, and ACCUPLACER (for Maricopa Community Colleges) and how to best prepare for each. Learn additional test taking strategies in this workshop. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.

Study Skills and Organizational Techniques7/20/20192:30 PM - 4:30 PMCollege Depot Auditorium

Learn helpful techniques in note taking, time management, study skills, organizational software and more! This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.

​​Burton Barr Central Library, 2nd Floor
1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Mon: 9-5 · Tues, Wed, Th11-7 · Fri, Sat:  9-5 · Sun: Closed
Call: (602) 261-8847 · Email: