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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Honors Colleges at HBCUs

Mitchell, Ivy A. Education. Fall2002, Vol. 123 Issue 1, p31. 6p. The Honors Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a significant role in the education of outstanding black students. Even though these students can attend almost any … Continue reading

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Georgia Girls State Program for Juniors

Attention Junior Females, this one is for you! The Georgia Girls State Program is available for high school junior females.  It requires attending a one-week session on government in June 2014, after which the student will be eligible to  apply for … Continue reading

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Reducing “Summer Melt”

“Summer Melt” is a term traditionally used by college admissions officers to describe the phenomenon that students pay a deposit to attend a particular college but do not matriculate at that college the following fall. In The Forgotten Summer: The … Continue reading

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Lowest Cost Colleges for Out-of-State Students

Out of state tuition can be as much as 300 percent higher than in-state tuition at many public colleges and universities. The following listing of the ten public universities with the lowest out-of-state tuition rates was taken from U.S. News … Continue reading

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Compare ACT – SAT Scores

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How to Reach Latino and Migrant Families

2013 National GEAR UP Conference I am grateful to all of the participants who thought it important enough to engage in the conversation regarding strategies to more effectively reach, encourage, and assist Latino and Migrant families in conceptualizing their college-bound … Continue reading

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Is a college degree worth the cost?

With the increases in college tuition and trillion dollars in student loan debt students are accumulating to earn their college degrees, there is a lot of debate as to whether a college degree is worth the time, money, stress, and … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Scholarships

COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO GIVE MORE THAN $3 MILLION DOLLARS AWAY IN SCHOLARSHIPS   Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.45 million, through two nationally recognized programs. The … Continue reading

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ACT College Readiness 2012: African Americans

Why focus on demographically identifiable subgroups? One of the challenges in my work with schools, faith-based organizations, and community agencies is to get them to take a holistic view of student achievement within the context of demographically identifiable subgroups. By … Continue reading

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2013 Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship Deadline Friday, July 26

  Creating Shared Value:  Powering Profits, Benefiting Society About the Scholarship We believe the future of women’s empowerment worldwide lies in the hands of today’s students. The Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarships (AAGS) are designed to engage young people in pressing … Continue reading

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