The World of Portfolios

By Briti Prajapat, CollegeFindme Intern

Out of those hundreds of thousands of applicants, how can you stand out? Are you excelling in school? Do your test scores set a promising representation of you and your abilities? If no, then seek help from one of your unique talents!

Whether it be dancing, painting, acting, or singing, these qualities may be rarer than you think. Just by submitting a clip of you singing or a collage of your amazing drawings, you will set yourself apart from most students in the application pool.

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The Basics of Black Greek Life

By Ashley Fortune, CollegeFindme Intern

Let’s get one thing straight, Black Greek life isn’t the stereotypical sororities or fraternities you see on television. You know what I mean, those loud frat parties with even louder beer drinkers. Those are way too stuck up preppy girls who have those horrible hazing “initiations” and they seem to be all wearing the same clothes and have the same high pitched voices. Black Greek life is founded off of eternal brotherhoods and sisterhoods that aren’t afraid to rep their letters loud and proud but also give back to their communities at all costs. Read below for more!

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My College Path

By Jay KC, CollegeFindme Intern

Although it feels weird to say it to myself or even write it down here, I’m done with my college process. I am now, officially, Bucknell University Class of 2023. I have been selected to go there on a scholarship through the Posse Foundation. I still haven’t processed this accomplishment because of basketball, JSA, and school, but I know it will sink in eventually. 

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The Major Decision: What Should You Study?

 

By Wiener Douyon, CollegeFindMe Intern

Major What?

The question that any senior could ponder for hours is a simple one:

“What do you want major in?”

There are so many possibilities that it may seem like you’re dealing with Quantum Physics. However, this will in no way cement your future. Besides, who knows what they will focus on for the rest of their lives? Just like how you are always changing and growing, so are your interests and passions.

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The College Interview: Time to Show Off!

By Wiener Douyon, CollegeFindMe Intern

Interview of Academics

At this point, you are more or less a pro in interviews. You know how to use your million dollar smile. You have the jokes. You have the flair. You have it all. But a college interview is a whole new ballgame. Imagine if regular interviews were the seasonal games of a sport. College interviews would be the all-star game – you have to prepare to shine, or else you’ll be out shined by other elite players.

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Making Yourself a Better College Candidate

By: Jay KC, CollegeFindMe Intern

If there is one thing all high schoolers can agree on, it is that everyone wants to be the best applicant for colleges and universities. We go to elementary school for middle school, middle school for high school, and finally high school for college. Of course, we want to go to the best college we can, so I am going to give you a few tips on ways to make yourself more appealing to colleges.

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Scholarships

Hispanic Heritage Youth Award

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Award is available to rising high school seniors of Hispanic heritage. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Deadline: October 15, 2018

Apply at: https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
A one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue.

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Liaison’s Data-Inspired Future Scholarship

Liasion Scholarship

Provided by: Liaison Technologies
The Liaison’s Data-Inspired Future Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students. You must submit a 30 to 60 second video that discusses, explains or demonstrates an important aspect of data in today’s or tomorrow’s society and also includes one interesting fact about yourself in order to be considered for this award.
Deadline: October 31, 2018

Apply at:  https://www.liaison.com/scholarship/

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$5,000

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The Top Ten Scholarship 

There are many scholarships and colleges that want to know the number one thing you want people to know about you. Just one? That’s it? “But, I’m amazing,” you say. We hear you, and we know that it’s tough to narrow down your awesomeness into one measly reason. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count. “Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.” (250 words or less). You must be thirteen years or older, a legal resident of the United States, and currently enrolled or will be enrolled no later than the fall of 2024 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Deadline: December 31, 2018

Apply at: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$1,500   

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E-waste Scholarship 
Provided by: Digital Responsibility

College Scholarships

The E-waste Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must submit a short statement that completes the sentence “The most important reason to care about e-waste is…” and be U.S. citizen or legal resident to qualify for this award. Deadline: April 30, 2019

Apply at: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/ewaste-scholarship

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$1,000   

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Orientation Week

By Osin Ghimire, Holy Cross ‘22

First Days at Mount St. James

One of the best decisions I made was arriving on Mount St. James where the beautiful College of the Holy Cross is, a week before everyone else through a program for first-generation and multicultural students. Not only did I get to make friends with people who come from diverse backgrounds, but I also got to move in earlier and get use to the campus.

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