Starting on May 3, Valencia College will host a series of information sessions to answer questions about Osceola Prosper, the newly launched program that will pay for graduating seniors in Osceola County to attend Valencia College or Osceola Technical College.

The program, paid for by the Osceola County Commission, is open to all seniors graduating in spring 2022 from any Osceola County public, private and charter schools, as well as homeschooled students.

“This is an incredible gift to the students of Osceola County and we want to make sure that every eligible student takes advantage of this opportunity,” said Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Valencia College president.

At the sessions, graduating seniors can learn about degree options at Valencia College, including degree programs that transfer to a university or degrees that will train them for the workforce after two years of study.

Students and their parents can also learn about Valencia’s short-term training programs, which are four- to 20-week courses that teach students a trade or in-demand skills. Courses range from carpentry to welding to medical office specialist.

Representatives from Orlando Technical College will also be on hand to answer questions about their programs, which are also free to Osceola graduating seniors, thanks to the new Osceola Prosper program.

The info sessions will be held in English and Spanish.

Upcoming sessions will be held:

  • May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Valencia College Poinciana Campus,
  • May 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Valencia College Osceola Campus,
  • May 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Valencia College Lake Nona Campus,

Full program details are available at