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http://www.artandwriting.orgThe Alliance for Young Artists and Writers presents The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which are awarded to students in grades 7-12 in the U.S., Canada or an American school abroad who submit entries in one of 30 categories of visual art and writing. Students submit their applications to one of 96 regional affiliates. Entries are judged on originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal vision or voice. Over 30,000 young artists and writers will be recognized as part of this program.
http://www.collegeboard.com/scholarshipsMyths about scholarships abound. The reality is that scholarships are awarded on bases other than academic achievement, such as field of study, extracurricular involvement, ethnicity and geographic origin. So what are you waiting for? Your high school guidance counselor and local library are good resources for information about scholarships, as are college financial aid offices, and the Internet. Experts recommend starting early to research potential scholarship opportunities so that you stand a better chance. Many scholarships start at $1,000 and are therefore less competitive. Additional resources can be found at http://www.collegeplan.org/, http://www.collegescholarships.com/, http://www.collegenet.com/ and http://www.scholarships.com/. Good luck!!
http://www.projectonstudentdebt.orgThis site, an initiative of the Institute for College Access and Success, contains information and advice for student borrowers, developments in the student aid area, and seeks to educate students and families about the implications of student loans.
http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/rankings/rankings.aspThis site presents survey results from college students nationwide. Rankings are on topics ranging from Libraries and Best Overall Academic Experience to Lots of Beer.
http://www.amazon.com/Colleges-That-Change-Lives-Schools/dp/0143037366/ref=pd_bb…This books highlights colleges that are overshadowed by the traditional "name" schools. For the Colleges That Change Lives website click here
http://www.petersons.comThis site contains search tools to obtain factual information on colleges in several categories, from SAT scores and tuition rates to the student male/female ratio.
http://www.skylinetheatrecompany.orgBergen County, New Jersey high school seniors interested in furthering their education in theater, television, film or communications are eligible to apply for a $1,000 Harry K. Berkheiser scholarship from the Skyline Theatre Company. Applications are reviewed and awarded by a committee of the Skyline Theatre Company Board of Trustees, which consists of professional artists and educators. The scholarship is funded by tax-deductible contributions. For more information and deadlines, check the website and click on Education.
http://www.finaid.orgThis site contains information about all types of financial aid, including scholarships, loans, Section 529 and other savings plans, fnancial aid calculators and tips on filling out financial aid applications.
http://www.studygs.net/This public service site contains a plethora of exercises to improve study skills in a variety of areas, such as prioritizing tasks, avoiding procrastination, and managing stress. These not only can apply in college, but also in life.
http://www.how-to-study.comThis site contains resources for studying in all different subjects, as well as general study skills such as note taking, managing your time, and how to listen in class.
Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!
While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.
Did You Know?
Can't make the real thing? You can attend a virtual college fair. College Week Live sponsors an online college fair where students and parents can interact live with college admissions counselors from over 300 colleges. The next college fair is scheduled for November 2-3, 2011. CollegeWeekLive hosts a variety of online events and features presentations from admissions experts, counselors and students. Among these is Paying for College. Many colleges also have virtual one day open houses on the site. You can view the event calendar and register on the collegeweeklive website. Click here to go there.
Way Back When College Was a Buyer’s Market
March 31, 2011
Oh to be interested in attending Harvard University in the late 1860s. Harvard and other schools like Vassar and Columbia actually advertised for students in newspapers, and any required frehman entrance exams could be taken on the weekend prior to the start of classes. How… Read More>>
Ni Hao! – NYU to open Shanghai campus
March 27, 2011
New York University announced plans to establish a degree-granting campus in Shanghai. NYU's president was expected to sign an agreement on March 28 with Chinese officials to seal the deal. This move signals a continuing trend for American universities. NYU already has a degree-granting campus… Read More>>
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