Get Ready for College Application Month!

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College Application Month

We are thrilled to be participating in national college application month throughout October! To support our incredible students, we are holding unique events throughout the month to help students identify their best fit schools, get their admissions and financial aid questions answered, and successfully complete their college applications.

Here are the highlights to bookmark this October:

Wednesday, October 1st – The Diversity + College Access Fair

The Diversity + College Access Fair is a free online event for high school students and CBO college advisors to connect with colleges. We can’t think of a better way to kick-off college application month with an event centered around meeting with awesome colleges, getting expert advice, and seeing what it’s like to be a student on campus. 

Every Week in October – Weekly Raffles

Every Friday throughout October, we will be awarding students for working on their college and scholarship applications by raffling off Amazon gift cards worth up to $50 for those who have submitted applications during the week. These raffles are a great way to encourage your students to actually finish their applications early and take advantage of early-admissions offers.

How to Qualify: 

To be eligible for these raffles, students will submit evidence of their completed college and scholarship applications to our online submissions manager. We will include a link to this submission manager on our blog and on this post when the raffles go live in October.

Accepted submissions include screenshots or a digital photo of any part of their application, including a resume, personal statement, or essays. Students can also submit a receipt from a college or scholarship provider acknowledging their submitted application.

Wednesday, October 15th – College Talk Webcast: “How to Survive Senior Year”

On October 15th, we will host a webcast featuring current college students! These students will discuss  how they survived their senior year in high school as well as their first year college experience. The webcast will cover relevant topics like how to juggle responsibilities, tackle college applications, find grants and scholarships, and successfully transition from high school to college life. We will be announcing more specifics about the webcast, including speaker info, in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Saturday, November 1st – The College Greenlight College Application Marathon

Closing out the month is our College Application Marathon on Saturday, November 1st. This day-long virtual event will allow students to submit both college AND scholarship applications and use those applications to enter hourly raffles and qualify for our $1,000 College Application Month Scholarship. Our staff will be available all day to help your students with their applications and provide feedback. These marathon events have been hugely popular with our students in the past, attracting thousands of participants. We hope this marathon will be bigger and better than ever.

$1,000 College Application Month Scholarship

Our $1,000 College Application Month scholarship will go to a student who submits the highest quantity and quality of completed college and scholarship applications throughout the month. To qualify for this scholarship, students will participate in both our monthly raffles as well as our marathon event by submitting college and scholarship applications via our online submissions manager. This submissions manager will go live at the beginning of College Application Month.




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