Thanksgiving Break Ideas For College Bound Students

Thanksgiving break ideas for college bound students | JLV College Counseling Blog

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and spending time with family and friends. Thanksgiving also gives students some free time away from school. Some students have a four-day weekend, while other students have the full week off! If you’re not sure how to spend your free time, here are some ideas for college bound students. Read More


5 Signs That Your Degree Will Help You Change the World

Going to college for the first time? Or maybe you’re going back to school to fulfill a childhood dream. Whatever your situation, you’re bound to have a mixture of worries and hopes. If you’ve already chosen your major, you’ve also been asked this question, “So what will you make?” A difference. But how do you make a difference? Read More

Scholarship Saturday – November 18, 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 with NovemberDecember and January 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 104 scholarships for Saturday, November 18, 2017. Read More

Some of the Most Common Student Challenges Studying Abroad

Many students have the dream to study abroad during their time in education. Whether it’s for six months, a whole year or longer, there’s nothing like the idea of chucking yourself into the deep end of another culture and experiencing an amazing place in all its glory.

However, as with anything in life, studying abroad doesn’t come without its problems. From missing home to a complete absence of motivation, the life of an international student can be both tricky and highly rewarding.

To have the best time, it’s important to remember that any little setbacks are just that and it doesn’t have to ruin your entire trip. Today, we’ll explore several of the most common challenges so you can be prepared. Read More

5 Myths About Public Colleges Debunked


Public colleges and universities sometimes get a bad rap. There are many myths about public colleges that stop students from even considering them as viable college options. However, the real difference between public and private colleges is how they are funded. Public colleges receive money from their state government while private colleges are funded by tuition and donations. Public colleges and universities have a lot of great opportunities for students. Students should not dismiss public colleges based on the following five myths. Read More