Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Topic for September 20th to September 24th

College: It's Within Reach

It's never too early to talk about higher education and presenting it as an attainable opportunity for your mentee. There are opportunities to earn savings bonds as early as Kindergarten!! Click on the links below for more information on ideas and opportunities:

Due by Wednesday, September 29th - CADA poster contest (Click the image below to enlarge)

2nd Amendment rights essay contest
Creative drawing contest - due by  Thursday, September 30th
Scholarships for children under 13
Information on scholarships that are less competitive
Scholarships for the Hispanic and Latino community
Unusual scholarships, like scholarships for left-handed students
In general, it would be a good idea to sign up with your mentee to be notified of awards
BUT be aware of SCAMS!!!
FinAID - this is my favorite site for information!
College Board's FUND FINDER

Once your mentee is in Middle School, it'd be a good idea to utilize this website: Know How 2 Go
They can sign up for a newsletter to learn about tips and steps to take to go to college.
You can learn, as a mentor, how to help prepare them for college, and there are specific areas designed to help middle school, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and senior students take the right steps.
"Education is the ability to meet life's situations." ~ Dr. John G. Hibben 

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