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How Do I Use this Tool: The College Center

No Comments 12 April 2017

College Greenlight is here to make your college process less stressful. Watch this video to get tips on how you can work smarter as you make your college decisions.

Here are tools you can use on College Greenlight:

+ College Messaging: Connect with admissions representatives from colleges that want to meet you

+ What Are My Chances Calculator: See your chances of getting into a college or university

+ College List: Build and organize your college list by reach, match and safety schools

+ College Profiles and Net Price Estimator: Learn how much financial aid colleges could offer you  

+ Blog: Find a list of colleges that will fly you to visit their campus for FREE

 

Don’t forget to create or log in to your College Greenlight account.

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Guide: Create Student Accounts and Connect to Counselors

No Comments 12 April 2017

Here are five easy steps to help students create their College Greenlight account and connect to their organization counselor. Once completed, students can explore opportunities ranging from campus fly-in programs to local scholarships.

Don’t forget to share these instructions with your students and colleagues. Download instructions here.


Step 1: At www.CollegeGreenlight.com, click create account.


Step 2: Enter your email and password

Step 3: Complete your contact information

Step 4: Complete your academic background

+Don’t forget to click yes to the last question of this page. You will be prompted to find your organization and counselor. Once connected, your counselor can follow your progress.

Step 5: Complete Your college preferences
You’re all set.

Admissions, Choosing A School, Low Income Students

Economic Mobility in College

No Comments 06 April 2017

A study from the Equality of Opportunity Project revealed that elite colleges are more focused on being affordable to low-income families than expanding college accessibility.

“At elite colleges, the share of students from the bottom 40 percent has remained mostly flat for a decade. Access to top colleges has not changed much, at least when measured in quintiles,” according to the New York Times.

Low-income students admitted to elite institutions do not appear over placed because their earnings end up being similar to those from wealthier families. This finding debunks the concern that attending a selective college might be disadvantageous to low-income students.

Recent trends in college access show a decline in mobility rates at colleges that had high mobility rates and little change in mobility rates at elite colleges, despite their efforts to increase financial aid. This should call for a revaluation of policies at the national, state and college level.

The study recommends “considering changes in admissions criteria, expansions of transfers from the community college system, or outreach efforts targeted at promising students in primary school before they begin applying to college.”

Higher education often is viewed as the pathway to upward income mobility, which leads students to success. Restricted college accessibility could limit or completely stop colleges from promoting economic mobility among students.

Money, Scholarships

Scholarships for Hispanic Students

No Comments 03 April 2017

Scholarships aren’t always based on academics – some celebrate a person’s heritage. Take a look at these scholarships for students of Hispanic descent.

HACU IES Abroad Diversity Scholarship – This scholarship is for students attending Hispanic-Serving institutions that are members of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). The scholarship award amount typically ranges between $2,500 and $5,000. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.3 GPA.

CORE Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship – Undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship award amount typically is $500.

Latinos in Technology Scholarship – This scholarship is for students of Hispanic descent who have a declared major in and have been accepted into a STEM program. Students must hold a minimum 2.5 GPA. The award amount for this scholarship typically is $10,000.

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships – College students of Hispanic descent are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship award amount typically ranges between $500 and $1,000.

Cascajal Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship is for graduating high school students from Houston who are of Columbia descent. Applicants must hold a minimum 2.0 GPA and submit an essay with their application. The award amount for this scholarship typically is $500.

MillerCoors National Scholarship – Incoming college juniors and seniors of Hispanic descent are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be studying an eligible major, see website for details. The typical award amount for this scholarship is $3,000.

Danny Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is for students of Hispanic descent who are studying electronics and/or engineering and need financial assistance to attend college. The award amount for this scholarship varies.

NSHMBA Foundation Scholarship Program – To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be NSHMBA members and of Hispanic descent. Students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award amount for this scholarship typically ranges between $2,500 and $10,000.

Rixio Medina & Associates Hispanics in Safety ScholarshipStudents of Hispanic descent pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field are eligible for this scholarship. The award for this scholarship typically is $4,000.

Great Minds in STEM / HENAAC Scholars Program – This scholarship is for students of Hispanic origin who participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community. The award amount for this scholarship typically ranges between $500 and $10,000.

Money, Scholarships

Scholarships Expiring in April

No Comments 31 March 2017

The end of the school year will be here before you know it. End the school year on a high note and apply for these scholarships with April deadlines.

American United for Separation of Church and State Student Essay Contest – Applicants must submit an essay about a given topic on church-state separation violations. See website for more details. The award amount ranges between $500 and $1,500. Applications are due April 15.

Notes for the Future Scholarship Program – Students planning to study music in college should check out this scholarship. Applicants must submit a recording of a live performance. Applications are due April 28 and the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

Prevent Texting and Driving Scholarship – Share a text message guide on how to keep your friends safer while driving to be considered for this $5,000 scholarship. Applications are due April 30.

Ruth Lily Poetry Fellowships – Young poets interested pursuing writing are eligible for this scholarship. The award amount for this scholarship is $25,800. Applications are due April 30.

Women in STEM Scholarship ­– This scholarship is for women pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Applications are due April 15. The award amount for this scholarship is $3,000.

NSORO Educational Foundation Scholarship Program – High school graduates who have been in foster care for the consecutive 12 months leading up to their 18th birthday, or have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday or have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are due April 17 and the award amount ranges between $1,000 and $10,000.

A Voice for Animals Contest – This scholarship is for students who have actively participated in programs that promote the humane treatment of animals. The scholarship award amount ranges between $150 and $650. Applications are due April 10.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes – Students who demonstrate leadership and courage in developing a service project are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be nominated by an adult who has an understanding of their project. Applications are due April 15. The scholarship award amount is $5,000.

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship – This scholarship is for students who are pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate-level degree in a medical nursing or social sciences related major and planning on a career that involves working with senior citizens. The scholarship award amount is $1,000 and applications are due April 15.

Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Essay Contest – Applicants must submit an essay on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Applications are due April 28. The scholarship award amount ranges between $50 and $20,000.

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