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College Scholarships

Show me the money? Not so fast.

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Education
Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

There are a multitude of ambitious scholarship programs across the United States that open doors for students to attend the universities of their drea...

11 Life Lessons From a Grieving Mother

Julie Garner | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Garner

While my heart remains broken, I want to share what I've learned from the front lines of the greatest battle of my life. These lessons haven't healed me completely, but they have helped. And I hope they help other people who, God forbid, have to fight through tragic loss.

How Realistic is a College Scholarship?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, Our daughter will be starting college in a year and a half, and while we have some money saved, we don't have enough to cover the whole ...

5 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Winning a Scholarship

SALT | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
SALT

There are scholarship applicants, and then there are scholarship winners. Often, what separates the two is a little something extra. Here are five of...

A Game Changer for Students and Counselors

Julie Vivian | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Julie Vivian

As an advisor, I can forward on every scholarship opportunity in the world and encourage my students to apply for any program they find, but with increasing competition and even higher expectations, it is very difficult to rely on "winning" scholarship money or qualifying for grants amongst a field of so many other competitive applicants.

Law Firm Raises Concussion Awareness Through Scholarship Fund

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 03.10.2016 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

The topic of concussions continue to hover throughout the sports community in high school, college and professional sports arenas. It was reported by ...

5 Ways Parents Hurt Their Kids' Chances For A Scholarship

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty

With college applications submitted and decisions trickling in, most parents are now focused on the scholarship phase -- how to actually pay for thing...

The New SAT

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

Hi, my name is Jose! I work with Malibu A Plus Tutor. I am excited to share with you about The New SAT. The SAT is an admission test most U.S. colleg...

The Pre-College Checklist for Worried Parents

Janis Couvreux | Posted 01.06.2016 | College
Janis Couvreux

College is a serious step in your child's life, and whether you believe it or not, it's pretty complicated -- much more so than it was just 20 years ago. I wish I had been more familiar with the ins and outs of the college process when my children went to college. Things were different then, and certainly not as complex as they are today.

Disabled Mom Wins Scholarship From Pornhub, And It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.31.2015 | College

MaryAnn Uribe earned big bucks from a prominent porn website -- and kept her clothes on. Pornhub, one of the Internet's most-viewed porn sites, awarde...

State Rep. Withdraws Bill To Revoke Mizzou Athletes' Scholarships

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.16.2015 | Sports

A Missouri state representative has withdrawn a bill he co-sponsored to penalize student athletes who boycott games as a form of protest. The proposal...

How to Fund Those Critical Extracurricular College Experiences

Christie Garton | Posted 11.19.2015 | College
Christie Garton

It's no mystery that a college education isn't always enough to land you a dream job. Out-of-classroom experiences are vital to building a well-rounde...

5 Common Mistakes That Increase the Cost of College

Jocelyn Paonita Pearson | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

The cost of college is not declining. And with the constant reminder that student loan debt is getting out of hand, parents and students are trying to find ways to make higher education more affordable. Even so, some families may not even realize that they are voluntarily increasing their expenses.

Don't Get Conned Paying for College: Five Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams to Watch Out for this College Application Season

Abigail Seldin | Posted 09.29.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

What's scarier than a pile of blank college applications? How about being conned out of your college savings by the very people promising to help you pay for school. Thousands of students and parents are targeted by those seeking to capitalize on the public anxiety around tuition costs.

How A Small Michigan Town Is Sending All Its Kids To College

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact

Baldwin has never been a place particularly associated with high academic achievement. The small, rural northwestern Michigan town of 1,200 residents ...

Financial Aid for Older Adults Going Back to School

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you know where to look, there's quite a bit of financial assistance out there that can help working baby boomers and retirees go back to school. Here are some steps to take that can help you find it.

Merit Or Need-Based Scholarships: How Donors Can Turn The Tide Towards More Equitable Financial Aid

The Sillerman Center | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
The Sillerman Center

Today, many qualified students with demonstrated financial need are receiving inadequate aid packages from colleges. The term "admit-deny" even exists for schools that intentionally offer insufficient aid to students with need, with the expectation that they will not enroll.

Bills, Bills, Bills: How to Save Money in College

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 07.13.2016 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

Freshman Year means more freedom, more heartache and a bundle of new experiences. One experience I wasn't ready for (and am still feeling the ramifications of), was, and is, money.

Great Summer Apps and Websites for College-Bound Juniors

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.04.2016 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Juniors, you're in a tough spot. You want a summer filled with beach; your parents want a summer filled with college prep, and writing essays on the sandy shore is out. What to do?

Ending the Education Drought in California

John E. Kobara | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
John E. Kobara

In California, we're talking a lot about the water drought. But we have another kind of drought that's been plaguing our state. Our "educational aqueduct" is also running on empty and is an inadequate resource.

How To Easily Finance Multiple College Funds

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 05.11.2016 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

College seems to get more expensive each year. With increases in tuition and fees, parents with multiple kids wonder how they'll manage to pay for or at least help pay for half of their children's college educations.

5 Reasons Teenagers Should Join FIRST Robotics

Natalie Kalin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

More than just the networking, though, the friends and students I have met in my FIRST robotics experience have been some of the greatest people I have ever met.

Paying for College: 5 Things to Know About College Financial Aid Letters

Abigail Seldin | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

Don't let the headache of untangling financial aid letters spoil the thrill of getting into college. Here are five things to keep in mind as you evaluate your options for attending and paying for school.

'Union Scholars' Can Open New Doors for Themselves, Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Lee A. Saunders

Organizing -- the process of one-on-one engagement and relationship-building -- is the best strategy for building on millennials' social-media-oriented brand of activism. AFSCME sponsors a program that puts college students on the front lines of union-organizing campaigns across the nation.

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...