Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

6 Tips for Community College Sophomores Preparing to Transfer

Posted by Jenn Bates on Jul 28, 2014 3:27:58 PM

Are you a community college sophomore thinking about transferring to a four-year college or university next year? We’ve compiled some great tips from some of the leading resources to help prepare you for the process. Ready, set, go!
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Topics: Tips, Community college, Transfer students

July 25, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jul 25, 2014 1:38:11 PM

July 25, 2014—Here is what's new in education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

The Ins and Outs of the ACT and SAT

Posted by Jenn Bates on Jul 23, 2014 4:10:19 PM

It’s hard to get excited about standardized tests, but they are important if you are planning to go to college. While you don’t need to get excited about the ACT or SAT, you should get to know more about each test to see if one or the other plays to your strengths in test-taking.

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Topics: Tips, college admissions, high school juniors

8 Ways to Translate an Internship onto Your Resume

Posted by Jenn Bates on Jul 22, 2014 1:52:37 PM

You’ve had a great internship and now want to add the experience to your resume. Here are some important tips to make sure you make the most of your experience on paper.

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Topics: Scholars, students, career advice, job search

How Students Can Make the Most out of an Internship

Posted by Jenn Bates on Jul 21, 2014 2:21:00 PM

Internships have become a must-have on any college student’s resume. Whether paid or unpaid, a student can learn more as an intern than in a classroom. As the difficult job search continues for many recent college grads, internships are now considered a steppingstone to full-time employment.

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Topics: students, career advice, job search

July 18, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jul 18, 2014 1:15:00 PM

July 18, 2014—Here is what's new in education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

Upward Bound Program Provides Students with Challenging Opportunities

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jul 17, 2014 2:35:18 PM

Summer is an important time for rest and relaxation, but it can also be an opportunity for high school students to further prepare themselves for college. This is particularly true for high-achieving, low-income students looking for ways to distinguish themselves.

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Topics: low income, high achieving, college readiness, college access

Legislation Could Help Simplify Applying for Financial Aid

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jul 16, 2014 4:26:15 PM

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One of the biggest barriers high-achieving, low-income students face when applying for financial aid is the mountain of paper work necessary to apply. The central component of that process is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required for federal, state, or institutional aid.

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Topics: financial aid, FAFSA, education news

Grantee Spotlight: Equal Opportunity Schools

Posted by Takami Peemoeller on Jul 15, 2014 11:52:16 AM

Founded in 2010, Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) aims to increase access to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) classes for what they call "missing students."

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Topics: grants, Grantee Spotlight

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Hosts 13th Annual Scholars Weekend

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jul 14, 2014 4:03:00 PM

Lansdowne, VA – To advance its commitment to supporting exceptional students with financial need, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is hosting its 13th annual Scholars Weekend, July 31-August 3, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA.

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Topics: Media Release, Scholars Weekend

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