My all-time favorite college essay was a student’s account of his work at the local hardware store, and what it meant to him to take care of people’s basic home-and-garden needs. It was simple and straightforward; I knew him well by the time I finished reading the essay.
Alice Kleeman has served as the college advisor for 18 years in the College and Career Center of Menlo- Atherton High School, a public high school of 2,000 students in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also teaches each summer on the faculty of the College Board’s Summer Admission Institute for new admission officers.
BTS, as a part of its action plan for minority recruitment and retention maintains vital connections with colleges and universities throughout the country, and with churches and other civic and ethnic groups in the community that support students in their educational endeavors by offering a needs-based scholarship to those who would benefit from participation in the Bridges to Success program.
All BPCC students are expected to become acquainted with College policies, requirements, procedures, and regulations regarding all phases of College operations. In addition, students are to remain cognizant of these policies and procedures during their attendance at BPCC.
For example, the trend for home schooling is growing across the country. Many parents are now choosing to remove their children from the public school system, and educate them at home. While this can offer children an intense, and highly structured, learning environment, it also isolates them from the standard pool of scholarships and grants available to public high school graduates. Recently, a number of organizations have developed scholarship programs specifically dedicated to home schooled students. The following section contains specific information on financial aid programs dedicated to home schooled students.
Students with disabilities face a number of challenges, not the least of which is finding the necessary funds to pay for college. Many national organizations support scholarships for students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and debilitating health conditions. Students with disabilities, or severe health issues, should begin their financial aid search by concentrating on regional and national organizations devoted to their specific condition. It can also be beneficial to link the specific disability or health condition with the student’s desired area of study.
As a student in the College of Education and Human Development, we want you to succeed. We will work with you to ensure you get the most out of your education, both during your time on campus and afterward – once you join your profession. To help you on your journey, it is important that you understand your role, to help us fulfill ours.
Thankfully, there are not that many things that you have to do in order to stay on track, at least regarding personal responsibility. Showing up for class, paying attention, and doing your assignments on time are the tasks that most demonstrate your willingness to accept personal responsibility. Following school rules, behaving reasonably, and treating others with respect are other ways that you demonstrate responsibility.
Extracurricular activities are often a consideration in many merit-based scholarship programs. The student’s participation in various clubs and civic groups can be a deciding factor in the awards process. But there are also a number of scholarships solely devoted to rewarding a student’s interests, hobbies and club affiliations. When searching for college funding, look for scholarship programs that are closely linked to your own hobbies and interests. Also consider funding that may be available from any regional or national clubs to which you belong, and contact the administrative offices of the organization to find out if they support any college scholarships for their active members.
Most college-bound students are generally aware of the scholarship programs supported by government agencies, universities and corporations. These high profile financial aid programs get the lion’s share of the attention, but there are many more scholarship programs available to the industrious student who is prepared to do some research, and spend some time hunting them down. These programs may be supported by local or national civic groups, clubs and associations, businesses or independent endowments.
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You’ll likely recognize these as the famous opening lines from A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina, and Moby Dick, respectively. They represent classic and unforgettable tales spun by some of the world’s greatest masters of language. While you may not have the next Dickens, Austen, Tolstoy, or Melville lurking among your students, college application essays offer them a chance to show off their writing chops and leave a high-impact, if not Dickensian, impression on admission officials. As a college counselor, you can foster the penning of brilliant essays by understanding their purpose, what they should include, and what makes them stand out.
The following statement of students’ rights and responsibilities is intended to reflect the philosophical base upon which University Student Rules are built. This philosophy acknowledges the existence of both rights and responsibilities, which is inherent to an individual not only as a student at Texas A&M University but also as a citizen of this country.