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 studentContinue reading “Scholarship for CA Undocumented Business Students 2020”

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 itContinue reading “FEE: A pre-college opportunity for entrepreneurial, business-minded students”

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 nameContinue reading “College Counseling Activity #2: Comparing Colleges/Mystery Colleges”

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 theirContinue reading “College Counseling Personification Activity #1: I am a College/University!”

Do you really make an impact?

After already living out most of my college career, it was time for my high school best friend to pick the college of her dreams. She had narrowed it down to two choices. Since I lived in the dorms, I didn’t get to visit her as often as I used to. But now it wasContinue reading “Do you really make an impact?”

Finding THE STORY

   Inside each student is a story. Sometimes it has already been scribbled out in paper, with phrases rambling so long they ask the reader to gasp for air. The words, swollen with raw emotions, strike the reader like a paper cut. Other times the story has gone missing. There are no words on theContinue reading “Finding THE STORY”

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 admissionsContinue reading “Review of Colleges that Change Lives”

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 balanceContinue reading “High school counseling and individualized plans are key to student success”