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Colleges Set Out to Simplify the Application Process

By Evette D. Champion Several colleges and universities across the country are working together in an effort to make the application process simpler for underprivileged students. According to the New York Times, over 80 public and private schools will come together and design a simplified application, as well as an online program to help high…

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Tips on how to Have Your Child Truly Prepared for College

As we educators look at black graduation rates, we realize that it’s a two-fold situation. black graduation rates have risen over the years, especially for black women, but it is leaps and bounds lower when it comes to those of our white counterparts. The question is not why are our students not completing their education,…

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College Admissions: What’s Really Important?

GPA, extracurricular activities, ACT scores, and recommendations are all factors that play into the college admissions process. With all of these variables, some students may wonder which of the aforementioned carry the most weight. Collectively, all of the factors come together like a puzzle that will help the admissions officers discover who you are. That…...

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Tips To help Beat College Prep Deadlines

The college admission process is all about deadlines. On May 1, students must respond to the colleges they applied to and were offered admission. This date is set in stone. If you don’t respond, your offer of admission will be passed along to a student on the wait list. If you don’t stay organized, it’s…

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iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) Research Program

Award Amount: The i3 research program awards qualified students with $600 for the Concluding Institute and $1,200 for the Introductory Institute. The qualifiers are college or university students from populations deemed as underrepresented. The initiative prepares the qualifiers for graduate studies and careers in Information Sciences. It happens annually at the University of Pittsburgh in conjunction…...

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2016 Scholarships for Black Students

Getting accepted into college is the first step in creating an amazing future for yourself. Securing funding is the second. College is expensive; there is no question about it. However, there are options out there to help you get some funding in order to make it a little less painful for your bank account. Below…...

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Can Your Child Be Offered Over 1 Million Dollars in Scholarships?

This story originally found at ABC Chicago This time of the year many students are anxiously sending off college applications and filling out scholarship materials. With the stress that comes along with this process, we wanted to share an inspirational story about a young lady who was in your child’s shoes this time last year.…

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College Acceptance: Fair or Foul?

Applying for college is a tough thing to do. There are so many variables that go into it. Although colleges say that they are equal opportunity, for lack of a better statement, there are many reports that show that some colleges are prejudice to what race they let in. Also, race plays a role as…...

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships

Award Amount:  In 2015, the SWE scholarship program offered $660,000 to over 220 beneficiaries (both initial and renewed scholarships). This scholarship targets women studying computer science, engineering technology, and general engineering careers. Sophomores through graduate students are eligible to apply for one program and college freshmen are eligible for another. Upon completing their applications, the applicants are…...

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