Happy Holidays! I wish you happiness, health, college acceptance letters, and letters of congratulations from scholarship providers!
If you have already received college acceptance letters, congratulations! If decision letters have not arrived yet, be patient because they will be coming soon. If you’re not sure what you should do after submitting your college applications, check out these six things to do after applications have been submitted.
Pay attention to the deadlines and make sure your applications are submitted before the deadline. If you’re still looking for colleges, there are many colleges that operate on rolling admission and are still accepting applications.
CampusChat is one of the longest running higher education chats on Twitter. This week I will be the guest on CampusChat. We will be talking about finding the best college scholarship opportunities. Follow the chat and ask any questions you have about scholarships.
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 9 p.m. Eastern \ 8 p.m. Central | 7 p.m. Mountain | 6 p.m. Pacific
How: Search #CampusChat on Twitter and follow the latest posts. If you’d like to ask a question or participate, just add #CampusChat to your tweet.
As always, continue applying for scholarships because every little bit helps. Here are some scholarship lists to check out:
While quality is always better than quantity when it comes to scholarships, check out these monthly scholarships that do not require much work. Since there is not much work required, there will be many students applying. But, you could apply to many of these scholarships within minutes!
If you want to narrow down the scholarship lists, make sure to check out the scholarships sorted by grade level, major, etc. In addition to JLV College Counseling, check out my list of 12 places to look for college scholarships.
Talk to your students about finances now. Don’t wait until financial aid award letters are sent out next year. As your students are looking for schools that are good academic and social fits, help them determine if the colleges are good financial fits for your family. Check out the net price calculators at the colleges your student is considering. In addition, help your student stay organized with their scholarship search by encouraging them to schedule time each week to apply to scholarships.
Have a great December! If you ever have any questions or think there is an article that could be helpful, send me a message. My goal is to help students and their parents as much as I can as they move through the college admissions and financial aid process.