Scholarships and College Admissions

Getting into college is the goal of most high school students across the country. Being able to also earn money to pay for college in the form of scholarships or fellowships is a great way to reduce out of pocket costs for a two or four year degree. This category is focused on showing parents ways to help their kids find, apply for, and get scholarships to help pay for college. Tips for college admissions is also included.

FIRST: The Essential Organization for STEM-Bound Students

Co-authored by Renae Hintze Ever seen the movie transformers?  We see robots in movies like RoboCop and TV shows like Futurama, where the scene is set in the future. But the truth is that the kinds of technology we see in these movies and shows is already being used today. If you ever visited an …

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Combined Bachelor’s M.D. Programs – What You Need to Know

Co-authored by Renae Hintze So you wanna be a Doctor, eh? Imagine this… You graduate from High School and go STRAIGHT to Med School. No MCAT.  Allow me to answer all your burning questions about taking a Combined Bachelor’s M.D. Program! What is a Combined BA/BS M.D. Program? You take pre-med majors and attend pre-med colleges …

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How to Find, Apply, and Get Scholarships for College in 4 Steps

Co-authored by Renae Hintze So you just moved into your college dorm room and met your room mate for the first time. You’re busy hanging posters on your wall and getting settled in when you hear a knock on the door. When you open it, there’s an envelope waiting for you… Inside is a check made …

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How to Calculate and Improve High School GPA

High School GPA Calculator & How To Raise Your GPA

What if instead of a paper with an “A” written on the top, your teacher handed you $103,800? Wishful thinking right?  Actually, no. Because that A on your paper is actually worth… $100,000 to University of Alabama Full tuition + room & board scholarship to Alfred State College in New York  $48,000 at University of Arizona …

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How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay in 10 Steps

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay in 10 Steps

College is expensive, but what if I told you that you could make up to $500 per hour in high school to offset the cost!? Amidst your student’s busy life of after-school sports, school dances, sleepovers, and more…college is on the horizon. And it’s an expensive horizon. While there ARE 11+ billion dollars in merit …

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How to Get Into University of Chicago: Admissions Requirements

Co-authored by Renae Hintze UChicago considers itself “One of the world’s premier academic and research institutions”. Sound too good to be true? They may be tooting their own horn, but Students and faculty from UChicago have made great strides over the years, such as developing the first cloud-based computing system to process cancer data (in …

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How to Get In: UC Berkeley Admissions Requirements

Ever wondered what it would be like to go deep-sea diving? Bet you didn’t know that it was a UC Berkeley Chemistry Professor that made it possible…I didn’t! UCB prides itself on a number of accomplishments and ranks highly in a number of areas. With a 20% average acceptance rate for incoming, Out-of-State Freshmen, UC Berkeley admissions …

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Ivy League Admissions: Have the Extracurricular Advantage

Co-authored by Renae Hintze We have a holistic admissions process. Ever heard this before?  Yale, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Cal Poly, Duke, Brown … All of these elite and Ivy League universities will tell you that even with a 2.0 GPA, you have a chance of being accepted. And you do… kind of. Basically, elite universities …

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