NEWSLETTER – Edition 6

FEATURING MORE TIDBITS THAN USUAL

In this season filled with so much love, I’ve decided to share a little of my own. My role as a college consultant is to provide you with information and advice. You can research and find your own information, but my weekly newsletter is designed highlight the news you need to know. I read the books, research the articles, pursue the opportunities, explore the scholarship options – all so that you don’t have to do so on your own. In today’s weekly update, you’ll find the latest news from colleges, the biggest story you may have missed, and a glimpse at what I’m doing at SCOUT to help students find and fund their ideal college experiences. And a couple of extras that I don’t normally distribute widely outside my clientele. That’s how I choose to share the love this week. Thanks for joining me! 


COLLEGE NEWS

Last week, I wrote about visiting college campuses. For many of you, that just doesn’t seem realistic right now. So this week as I share the love, I’m giving you a handy-dandy spreadsheet outlining the details of virtual college tours in the US, Canada, and the UK. We’re talking hundreds and hundreds of data points at your fingertips: college size, setting, distance from nearest major city, unique facilities, and a direct connection to various virtual tour formats – which might be YouVisit, YoUniversityTV, YouTube, Campus Reel, etc. This tremendous resource is thanks to the efforts of Rebecca Chabrow at World Class College Consulting. Find the spreadsheet HERE. With this tool, you can do a ton of college research without ever leaving the comfort of your home.  If you need help deciding your next steps, please feel free to contact me. As always, I would love to help you find and fund your ideal college experience!


A GREAT ARTICLE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

“How to Pay For College (and Not Lose Your Shirt)” is Daniel Markovits’ review of Ron Lieber’s new book. The book is titled The Price You Pay for College. Find The New York Times article HERE. Lieber also writes for The New York Times as a personal finance columnist.  Plus, you can check this book out on The New York Times‘ Book Review Podcast. Podcast details can be found HERE. And how will I share the love in this category? How about this: I will mail a copy of the book – The Price You Pay for College – to the first person who emails me and states that he/she would like a copy of the book. 


SCOUT-ING REPORT

SCHOLARSHIPS: As part of share the love week, I’m providing details on the OKC Beautiful scholarship. It’s a $2500 scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior who lives or goes to school in OKC. Who should apply? Those who have leadership skills in the area of service. Has your service been in the areas of environmental and sustainability initiatives? All the better! The deadline to apply is February 21. Details can be found HERE

Want to know about more scholarships? Don’t spend countless hours looking for scholarships and come away feeling overwhelmed. Instead, allow me to help you identify and apply for scholarships geared specifically for your student’s experience, interests, and strengths. Use the button below to connect with me and we’ll get to work! 

ROAD MAP SESSIONS: Do you have an eighth or ninth grader? Need some help navigating the high school journey? I’m here to help your student build academic, personal development, and extracurricular strategies in an effort to achieve college and life goals. Plus, this is the perfect time to identify scholarships, internships, and summer programs. My goal is to help you plan for a variety of aspects so that your student is positioned to make the most of high school opportunities and then poised to find and fund his/her ideal college experience. If you want to learn more about the Road Map Session, use the button below to set-up a no-cost / no-obligation call with me. 

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Share the love is all about self-love in my book choice for this week. Happy Habits by Karen Salmansohn includes “50 science-backed rituals to adopt (or stop) to boost your health and happiness.” These habits address mental health, relationships, body/physical, home, work, and play. And this is a great time for me to introduce my ‘nugget theory.’ According to my theory, a book is worth the read if I garner just one nugget of helpful information. My personal nugget from Happy Habits: “A study in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that people could boost their mood – in as little as twelve minutes – by listening to their favorite songs.” Queue that Spotify playlist! And go find your own Happy Habits nugget!

REMINDER: The next SAT test date in March 13th. The deadline to register is this Friday, February 12. More information can be found HERE

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