Scholarship for CA Undocumented Business Students 2020

Scholarship for CA Undocumented Business Students 2020

Financing a college education can be possible with the help of the following scholarships that do not require citizenship, a Social Security # or DACA. These scholarships are geared more towards students studying business. For other scholarships available to undocumented students, check out Act on a Dream's site. https://actonadream.squarespace.com/scholarship-database Another great resource for any student [...]

FEE: A pre-college opportunity for entrepreneurial, business-minded students

FEE: A pre-college opportunity for entrepreneurial, business-minded students

FEE (Foundation for Economic Education) is a nonprofit organization that sponsors summer seminars for teenagers. It started in 1946. These three day events allow students to stay in a college campus while they learn the principals of economics. Some sessions also focus on entrepreneurship and leadership. Students might be interested in this opportunity because it [...]

College Counseling Activity #2: Comparing Colleges/Mystery Colleges

College Counseling Activity #2: Comparing Colleges/Mystery Colleges

Follow this five-part series of activities for students interested in applying to college. This is part 2! Catch up on part 1 here. This is a comparing colleges activity with a mystery college twist. Use the following mystery colleges about the factors you should watch out for when applying to college. 1. State the name [...]

College Counseling Personification Activity #1: I am a College/University!

College Counseling Personification Activity #1: I am a College/University!

Follow this five-part series of activities for students interested in applying to college. This is part 1! Personification is the act of giving something that is non-human, human properties, which can be useful when talking about the college you want to attend. Each college, with their location, history, types of students they admit, and their [...]

Review of Colleges that Change Lives

Review of Colleges that Change Lives

Bottom Line: Colleges that Change Lives is a refreshing and re-invigorating look at the college guide genre. It suffers from a lack of California options and frank discussions on financial aid. Most books in the college guide genre have money sign logos indicating that a school is a “great value”, fun-fact information boxes and admissions [...]

High school counseling and individualized plans are key to student success

High school counseling and individualized plans are key to student success

Note: This is my entry to the Thomas B. Fordham Institute Wonkathon contest.    Exactly two years ago, March 2016, I was in the trenches as a high school special education teacher. I would leap from classroom to classroom, borrowing them from the general education teachers during their prep time. I was trying to balance [...]