Scholarship Saturday – July 22, 2017

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Below you will find many scholarships, most with general eligibility requirements. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Saturday.

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! And, if you missed the last Scholarship Saturday, check it out. There are scholarships there that are still open! You can also find scholarships on my other scholarship lists, such as scholarships with requirements based on your statemajorgrade levelethnicity, or religion. And, lastly, check out my list of scholarships July, August and September due dates.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, you are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Here are 54 scholarships for Saturday, July 22, 2017. Read More

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7 Ways to Network While You’re in College

It’s never too early to start networking. By keeping your eyes on the prize and networking early, things will be easier for you down the road. If you’re looking to break into a tough field or land a lucrative position, you’ll need as much time to network as possible. You might as well start while you’re still learning – you’ll be able to start your future with an advantage on people seeking the same positions. Read More

Colleges to Consider in the City of Chicago

The Windy City, Chi-Town, and Second City are all nicknames for the city of Chicago. As the third-most populous city in the United States, Chicago has over 2.7 million residents. Chicago is known for its food (Chicago-style hot dogs and Chicago-style deep dish pizza), famous landmarks (Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) and Cloud Gate), and their sports teams (Cubs, White Sox, Bears, etc.)

The city of Chicago, as well as the surrounding areas, boast many colleges and universities. With over 20 four-year colleges and universities in the city, and many more outside the city limits, students who want to attend college in Chicago will not have a problem finding a college that is a good fit for them. Below are nine colleges to consider in the city of Chicago.


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Acing the SAT: One Year Preparation Plan

Preparing for SATs can be stressful, which is exactly why it’s so important to have a plan. Different people learn in different ways, and they also have different reactions to the test environment. The key is to know what type of learner you are and to design a test program that accentuates your strengths and compensates for your weaknesses.

To do that, you need to start with an understanding of what the SAT actually consists of. Essentially, there are three sections – Mathematics, Critical Reading and Writing – with 200-800 points available for each section. You’ll pick up at least 200 points just by taking the test, but you’ll want to aim for 600 or above for a respectable overall score.

Because no two students are the same, you’ll want to consider your study preferences to develop a plan that works for you – and not just to use the same schedules as your friends. For best results, use the year leading up to the exam to get your brain into shape. Here’s how to do just that. Read More

10 Pages to Visit on College Websites

Choosing the colleges you will send your application to can be a difficult decision. When choosing a college you want to make sure it has everything you need and want in a college. College viewbooks have a lot of general information, but digging deeper into the website can answer a lot of your questions. Make sure to check out these ten pages as you are researching the colleges you are considering. Read More