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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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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Traditional Extracurricular Activities

People Enjoying Extracurriculars

By Jay KC, CollegeFindme Intern

We all know how colleges love applicants who do extracurricular activities, and in turn, students do them to impress colleges. That made us decide to create a guide of traditional extracurricular activities colleges look for in a student within the college application process.

School Sports

Colleges love people that do sports. I know some of you guys might wonder “what is so appealing about running around a field or court?” Colleges look at sports as a place where students can nurture their leadership skills. In sports, leadership styles from being vocal to quietly setting the example are demonstrated and developed. The most exemplified aspect of sports in high school is responsibility. Colleges like students athletes who are capable of balancing their time between two things without affecting one another, especially two strenuous activities like school and sports.

After-School Clubs

After-school clubs and sports are 1A and 1B when it comes to what colleges look to in a student. Like sports, after-school clubs can develop both leadership skills and responsibilities in a similar way. Sometimes colleges prefer an after-school club because an after-school club is potentially educational: Model UN, JSA, Debate Team, Language Club, or any of the Performing Arts (Theater, Screenplay, or Music). These clubs can continue onward in college life, and colleges take pride in their out of school activities.

Volunteer Hours

Colleges like students who volunteer because it shows that they care about their community. Colleges want their ideal student to reciprocate that same enthusiastic energy to their college, so they care if an applicant does community service. One simple way to do this is to go to a faculty hours for helping them with tasks during lunch, before school, or after school member in your high school and ask if you could get any volunteer hours. More likely than not, the teacher will be willing to have someone help them with tasks in exchange for a few volunteer hours.

Part Time Job

Part time job

Colleges are always interested in students who work while going to school. It shows responsibility and commitment. Some options that are great for teens are retail or food service at malls, grocery stores, and restaurants. Those jobs are always abundant, flexible, and hiring teens to work there. This fit is perfect for a high schooler looking to add to their résumé or work experience.

The activities listed above are traditional extracurricular activities; they are more of the common ones. Although extracurricular activities are important in a college application, you don’t have to force yourself to do one that you don’t enjoy because the options are not limited to only these. Next week, Wiener will talk about non-traditional extracurricular activities that you might not have considered!

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ASCA 2018 Session Highlights

3,500 school counselors from across the nation descended upon Los Angeles for the American School Counselor Association Conference this July 14-17. Filled with exhibitors (like us!), keynote speakers, and informational sessions, there was plenty to do in this four day convening. Besides being able to meet amazing counselors from all over the U.S., like Marie Paresa (pictured above), we got to attend a few extraordinary sessions.

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Scholarship Essay Competition

Do you enjoy writing? Do you enjoy telling science fiction and/or fantasy stories? Do you imagine worlds beyond reality? Well, look no further! CollegeFindMe is hosting a writing competition aimed at all you creative writers out there. The competition is simple: submit an original 650 word max sci-fi and/or fantasy story for the chance to win $500 and the opportunity to have your story published on our blog!

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