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Hoping to score a scholarship? Here's how to spend your summer!

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 10, 2016 5:05:02 PM

Relax, recharge and have some fun, but be sure to squeeze in these four tasks before summer ends! You'll have less stress when you're balancing homework, applying to college, and searching for scholarships this fall.

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Topics: College Scholarship, high school seniors, high school, college access, high school juniors

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

5 Ways High School Juniors Can Make the Most of College Visits

Posted by Matthew Keys on Apr 23, 2014 4:17:00 PM

As the spring sun rises higher in the sky, so too should the college-seeking ambitions of high school juniors. College campuses all over the country are welcoming flocks of prospective students to usher in the warmer weather, and junior year is the perfect time to see what all the buzz is about.

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Topics: Young Scholars, college search resources, college fit, College Tour, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, college choice, college decision, high school juniors

7 Simple Spring Semester College Prep Strategies for High School Juniors

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Mar 4, 2014 3:47:00 PM

“Where will you go to college?”  Individually, these six words are seemingly simple, but collectively they can pose a daunting challenge.  High school juniors may believe this question can be delayed until senior year, but much can be done now to lay the groundwork to college discovery.  As juniors embark on their spring semesters, here are seven simple strategies to get started:


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Topics: Young Scholars, College Scholarship, funding college, Tips, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, educational advisers, college readiness, high school juniors

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