18 Burst results for "Pam Andrews"

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

06:06 min | 6 months ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"It might surprise you to know that fifty percent of students enter College as Undeclared Majors undecided or Undead. Layered refers to an admitted or an enrolled student who has not yet selected a major now while there's nothing wrong with being Undeclared. It does mean that you have to ask yourself different questions about your building your college list. For example, you would need to think about which schools are best for undecided students. What makes a good college for undecided majors and should I go to a college with a lot of Majors or apply to specific schools many different types of schools. So what does it mean to be undecided again off when you apply and you haven't selected a major and a major is an area of study that you pursue through your course work. For instance. If you're a history major, you're going to take a majority took courses in history. And if you're an engineering major, you're going to spend a lot of time taking engineering classes and upper level math classes. So one thing I want you to know that job Being an undecided major is temporary. You don't graduate from college undecided the purpose of coming in as an undecided or Undeclared major is to get the student time to decide on what they truly want to major in before they have to declare it now different schools have different times when a student needs to declare their major and maybe at the end of their first year or the beginning of their second year and there are some schools that allow you up to your junior year to declare your major. Now, I do want you to know that being undecided wage doesn't mean that you can't build your list. It just means that you have a different checklist and a different criteria for picking your universities. So let's talk about things that you need to consider as an Undeclared major. So number one decide on the location. Do you want to stay close to home or are you willing to travel a distance to get your education wage? This could open up possibilities as you're thinking through your college list. So decide on the limits of how far you're willing to travel is a necessary First Step number to think about your in-game. So what is your ultimate career goal? And even if you're not very clear on exactly what it is you want to do think about a general area or some common themes about what it is that you want to do and then begin to write down a list of all of the majors that will help you get to that career goal. So, you know, if you want to start college Undeclared and you're thinking about, you know, various Majors many different majors and you can't just pick one then you might benefit from options provided by larger University so that you have more Majors from which to choose so try to find a school that offers a great number of authors. Ends that you're potentially interested in and then that way as you're taking some of your first year courses your core courses it gives you time to think through exactly what it is that you want to change number three consider an open curriculum college. Now, there are some colleges with what's called an open curriculum program is designed to enable students to develop their own program of study with the help of Faculty advisors. So schools like Amherst Brown Wake Forest vs are offer Open golf program. So you go in and you really go in Undeclared and you're allowed to build your course of study with the help of your advisor off. So, you know think again about those types of colleges on your list number four, and I think this one's really important but make sure you have support Wrap-around support services. So there are some colleges that have advising for Undeclared undecided majors and it's really important to make sure that you know the schools on your list do Provide support for students who check that box on their application as undistracted or Undeclared schools such as University of Maine and also USC University of Southern California. They have very strong Undeclared advising for students to help them begin to think about what it is that they want to do number five think about extracurricular activities, you know, you you're thinking of, you know, don't just focus on the program of study. But if you're as you're looking at schools, you want to take a look at the types of wage Opportunities and experiences experiences that you can have through society's through professional organizations. For example, let's say you'll enjoy writing but you're not exactly sure what you want to do with that. Well, maybe there's a campus magazine or journalism club or a college paper. Those are all great ways for them to explore writing a little bit more to see the type of writing a major you may be interested in pursuing. So it's important to get some of that real life experience and you can use the extra curricular activities as ways to do some Discovery as well as Co-op experiences research opportunities and jobs internships any kind of hands-on experience and positions that will allow you to discover a little bit more what it is that you may want to do Thursday.

Pam Andrews consultant
"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

06:30 min | 7 months ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"About a week ago through October the first the facet. . Has a planned outage? ? This allows for the new updates to load in the system and it will open on October first. . Now, the , fastest cycle lasts <hes> twenty one months from October one before the school year begins and it closes on June thirtieth of that year and each year their system changes and processed guidelines that can cause issues when logging in or when processing your paperwork, , and that is why I always recommend waiting about a week or two because the irs website might be experiencing some technical issues and you really want them to work it out. . <hes> there is no big rush to log on October one or even. . October. . Second to do anything the money's not going to run out in a day or two and I want to talk about what you can do two things to really important things you can do during <hes> from now until you complete your Fassa that will <hes> help get you moving in that direction. . So I know a lot of times families here that you know the money is on a first-come-first-served basis and that is true. . <hes> the funds that the schools received they allocate based on you know as their students <hes>, , submit their applications and acceptances or made. . However, , they're not gonNA run out of money in a week or two. . So waiting is always in your best interest <hes> because. . You know in the past, , there have been <hes> issues with the data retrieval toll <hes> when the federal government went to a different shorter tax form, , I believe that was twenty eighteen there were issues or with the two thousand eighteen cycle. . So you just want them to work those issues out and you don't WanNa be the Guinea pig you don't want them working out on you so. . No rush you know maybe put on your calendar for October fifteenth or even October thirtieth but no rush. . So. . Here's what you can do. . Instead two big things. . Number One, , really start to gather all your documents. . So everything in place ready to go so that you're just in all the data. . So one of the first things you want to do is get your F- Essay I D, , and you can create that at f. s. a. <hes> ide- dot E dot go the have this link in the show notes. . And both the student and the parent will need to create their own FSI ID and you keep it private because it's your electronic signature. . <hes> and you will use this. . Your student will use this for all of their years of school and parents. . You'll use the same idea for your current student and if you have other students after this student who use that same day. . Also make sure you have all social security numbers, driver's , license license numbers and alien registration numbers if you're not a US citizen. . Now you'll want to gather your W. Twos, , <hes> federal income tax returns, , any other records of income earned. . And for the parents income <hes>, , you want to have the most tax return. . So for this cycle for the twenty, , twenty, , one, , twenty, , two, , you're going to have your twenty nineteen tax return. . <hes>. . So just having on hand even though you will most likely be using the data retrieval toll there's some cases where you shouldn't use it, , but if you're using it but it's still just really good to have it on hand as well as ten forty forms <hes>. . <hes>. . If. . The Student Is Independent Bank statements and records of investments and just records of untaxed income, , and this leads me to my second thing that you should be doing and that is no the schools you're you're planning to apply to so. . Begin to think through the list of schools you're interested in attending. . <hes> sure. You . add colleges you're considering even if you haven't applied yet <hes> most likely students have not applied by the time you know it's still September. . So most likely applications are not in. . An for many students are still waiting to sit for either the sat or act. . So you know that application may not be in yet. . or You may not have heard back. . But even if there's a slight chance that you'll be attending, , that are applying to that college you one to listed on the fast form you can always remove it later if you decide not to apply. . But if you wait too long if you're waiting until the this spring or later to at a school, , you could miss out on financial aid. . So my number two point is really to think through your list to build your college list and get those schools are on your list on your essay on the Fassa form. . So that they receive your results electronically when you do submit. . To help them to determine the type of a that you would receive. . Okay. . Now, , you can list up to ten schools at a time on the form if you're applying to more than ten schools, , this is what you do. . So you'LL WANNA give it like a week or two be a week or you know for the school to retrieve the data and pull it off, , and then what you do is go log. . Back in Click on the homepage log into your F s you're facil- account and you'll be given the option to make corrections. . What you'll do is just remove a few of the schools on your list and then add the additional schools hit submit and then it sends it out again to those particular schools. . So again, the , two things that you can do while you wait and don't rush for that October one deadline. . I'm number one, , gather all your documents that you're going to need all your supporting documents and number to really think through the school list because just completing it that step one but part of that completion process is knowing where's the information going and <hes> what what I don't want to <hes>. . Excuse me what I don't want to have happen is you know students kind of complete it and forget about it. . In terms of the later lying for school maybe November or December and forget Oh, , I forgot to add that school to the list. . So really keep a list of the schools at you're planning to apply to <hes> and make sure that they are on the list <hes> on the fast form. .

Pam Andrews consultant irs Guinea US
Extracurricular Activities During A Pandemic

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

04:57 min | 8 months ago

Extracurricular Activities During A Pandemic

"As the coronavirus pandemic requires many schools to continue online students are wondering, how can they get extracurricular activities? And in our scholarships segment I'm GonNa talk about what is a scholarship weekend? Welcome to the Scholarship Shark podcast I'm Pam. Andrews your host as a college admissions consultant I believe that getting into college does not need to be complicated for confusing and paying for it doesn't need to be costly and you're here because you believe the same join me each week as I share advice on the college admissions process as well as scholarship tips. So let's get started with today's episode. The impact of Corona. Virus is not just limited to the classroom. For some students starting school this fall you know they're still going to be online doing classes virtually. A hybrid where it's a few days in the classroom. And a few days at home online. but many schools are choosing not to do their extra curricular activities that require gathering large numbers of students together, and it's easy to focus on what we can't do. But in this episode, I WanNa talk about ways, students can get involved. And although you may not be able to do some of your traditional activities I'm GonNa just share three things and three comic groups of things that you may think about doing. As we continue to navigate through this pandemic. So you know you may not be able to participate in school sport or in your marching band or be a part of your theater production. But you can still participate in extracurriculars while you're at home or even if you're doing a hybrid model, you just have to be creative and it's really important that you don't neglect this part of you for several reasons number one. It's a great way to distress to develop a friendships to strengthen your leadership skills to gain self competence Extracurricular activities have all kinds of benefits, and of course you know applying for college, you will want to list what you've done in this academic year on your college application. So along with your high school your grades your class rank if you've been able to sit for the sat or act. and you're your recommendation letters and your essay, your activities, your extracurriculars, what you do inside of scorn outside of school were really show how you spend your time and what are you interested in so think of it as initiative and interest. So I wanted to share. Three things that you can do if you're not able to participate in some of the things that you've done in the past. Because I don't want you to think while I'm not able to do what I would like to do or what I've done last year or the your prior. So really what can I do? Not Share three three things that you could possibly do so. Number One, I want you to think about what did you do in school? In the past and how can you either do it online? Or? If your school offers it. So if your school is currently offering something, how can you participate for example, maybe your school still has student government and you're not meeting in person, but you can still participate online. So don't neglect those in school opportunities that are happening virtually. So see if your school is still offering some of the club's activities that they would normally offer, but just in an online format. And you know again think through what you've done in the past what you looking forward to maybe participating on your school newspaper or language. Clubs Academic Clubs You know again, take a look at those and see what they're offering online. Now if your school is not offering it online. Why don't you lead it start the initiative may get with a couple of students and offer that particular club in a virtual setting just simply reach out. To Your School, the advisor who helps you coordinate your activities and maybe write something down and began to share your idea. Now. As, you begin to think about things that you do in your school, and if your school is having it, if you find that your school does not have it again, maybe you can offer it in a virtual world

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

06:25 min | 8 months ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"I before finding a college and thinking about things to consider when fighting college is really important to start with yourself. . What do you value? ? What type of academic environment will lead you towards your goals? ? And then it makes the process that much easier to focus on the school. . So to help you share five factors to consider as you're thinking about a college. . So number one focus on the major do you know what you already want to study if? ? So that's great check to see if the colleges on your shortlist of that specific major. . But if you're not sure what you want to study, that's , okay to just make sure that the colleges at you're interested in have a wide variety of majors from which to choose that way you can explore and. . As you're discovering what it is, , you wanNA major in it will make it easier to land into that major without adding time to the clock and you can do this by clicking on maybe the academic tab on their website to take a look at their majors or <hes> contact the office of admissions source. . If there's a way you can get on their mailing lists to get a paper brochure for your specific major go through look take a look at it take a look at majors, , minors concentrations, , but see what they actually offer in terms of the program. . Now the second thing is the financial factor. . So what is the cost of attendance? ? You know all the cost associated with going to that particular school, , the tuition fees, , the room and board <hes> all let's involved with attending that particular school. . But you also want to focus on the money that they offer. . So check out the scholarships and I'm GonNa talk about that in today's scholarship tip. . Now don't let the sticker price scare you because often what the published price is depending on your personal financial position as a household. . Most likely, , not be what you pay <hes>. . So it's it's important to <hes> build a list, , but I want you to focus on that financial peace and you can do that <hes> with some researches well. . The third factor, , your student activities. . So think about what you're currently doing at high school that you enjoy. . Do you want to continue to do some of that? ? Maybe if you're part of your high school's band, , do you WanNa be a part of your colleges band or maybe you're looking forward to try and things that you weren't able to do in high school <hes> maybe you live in more inland and you want to go to a school. . Close to the beach or close to bodies of water <hes> because you want to study something related to marine life and and so you're gonNA explore things that you never could really do. . But take a look at their activities, , think about your interests and find a college that allows you to explore and pursue those interests. . So not just the academic focus, , but those <hes> extra curricular. . So student activities, , and again, , you can check out what the school has to offer by going to their website and taking a look at student life and activities. . You know maybe doing a search if it's not real easy to find with a TAB but. . One of the best ways I like to do it and I tell students my students to do this. . is by checking out their instagram page because what I find on the website. . Those are sometimes staged photos or very they're very scripted. . But when you go to an instagram page, , that's real life that shows you what's happening it's in the moment and even if it's done by the school, , if it's schools instagram page, , they're capturing actual students doing whatever it is. . that. . That particular activity is and so that's a great way to find out what some of those student activities are. . Now. . The fourth thing focus on the campus amenities. . So those are some of the. . The <hes>, , the extra things that you're going to spend your time doing or participating in, , and that would be residence life. . So where are going to sleep and live dining you know are there campus options if you're in a city area or an area where there are many restaurants in a college town or you know <hes> It on campus dining? ? What are some of the meal plans available? ? Do you have to use their meal plans? ? <hes> do they accommodate special diets such as Vegan or gluten free <hes>, , but back to the residence halls? ? What type of halls are there singles? ? Doubles doubles, , apartment styles how much do they cost? ? WHO's eligible are their communities where you are grouped with the students who are like minded may by the same major or same special interest <hes> some schools call those living learning communities. . So do they offer that kind of experience in their residence hall? ? Then, , also may be some additional on site services such as tutoring and students support. . If you have a student who needs a little extra help <hes>, , do they offer support for students with learning differences? ? So finding out what are some of those? ? Amenities medical facilities is there a place on campus for medical care if your students should get sick or your students should have an accident maybe they follow their bike and you know and hurt themselves what do they do? ? Where do they go? ? So <hes> some college campuses have on campus pharmacies there have <hes>. . Banks, , grocery stores, , <hes> counseling centers. . So find out what some of those <hes> onsite services are, , and then is there a place not for just organized sports in terms of soon activities, , but for recreational opportunities so maybe there's a REC center or a gem or they offer group fitness classes or they have a you know a basketball corridor you know just some of those other recreational opportunities available because you're gonNA spend just as much time outside of the classroom. . As you are inside and so. . Your mental wellness <hes> where you sleep <hes> where you eat your eating options, , all those things are just as important.

Pam Andrews consultant
"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

07:10 min | 10 months ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"It and how your team can get involved? College is expensive, but there is financial help available. You just need to know where to find it with her experience in helping her son when more than seven hundred thousand dollars in Scholarship Money Pam, Andrews shares advice that helps high school. Students get into their dream, college and secure scholarships that will pay for it. Parents and deans is your place to gain practical easy to follow advice on the college process as well as tips from pass, scholarship winners, and now here's your host of the scholarship, Shark podcast Pam Andrews. Welcome back to another episode of the Scholarship Sharp Podcast I'm Pam Andrews your host, and in today's episode. I'm going to talk about student activism. So today is part one of a two part miniseries on student activism today I'm going to talk about the history of student activism some way students can get involved and then next week and Linda share a few scholarships for student activists, so there's a lot going on in our world right now, and at first you know early spring or late winter it was corona virus, and now more recently has been the rage killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officer in a summer. That already felt uncertain. Some students are countering that feeling of helplessness with action so student activism is not new and has long been. been a catalyst for political and societal change, many movements have advanced because of student action and colleges the place where you can find like minded friends who care about what you care about, and it can also be the place where your beliefs are challenged, so let's talk about the history of student activism in order to help students understand their role as activists in this continuum. It's important to know the history of student activism at different times throughout the world while many students most likely learn about civil rights movement of the fifties in the sixties in history class. It is unlikely that students were taught activism. So, let's go back in time to the Sixteenth Century fifteen o seven to be exact professors at the University Padua wanted to cancel the student celebration of Carnival. That's their equivalent of spring. Break instead of partying. In Venice, students were told to ten lectures on aristotle now Venice Italy had had a reputation for political stability, a strong balanced government and I'm going to read you an excerpt from the book titled. Ritual and Renaissance Venice written by Edward Mirror a professor of history and Italian at northwestern university, so check this out. In January fifteen o seven, the serious-minded minded faculty at the University of Padua decided to lecture through the Carnival season, thereby to eliminate the liturgically unnecessary but customary vacation. Hoping perhaps to save their students from folly, and from the beckoning festivities of nearby Venice. that. Hope was a mistake. The students rioted smashing the classroom benches and beating any tutors who dare to discourse on Aristotle or gallant. Carnival was a time to be seriously playful and gaily disrespectful effect. These students fully appreciate it as most everyone else except their unredeemable e prudish or those who obliged to care for public safety and morality. The students of course did not want to miss the fun, but they're. Riots revealed more than disappointment. For an attacking their mentors and destroying the seats of their labor, they were themselves partaking in the Liberation of Carnival. Exercising their wills against their masters, turning the world upside down in a way they would rarely attempt at any other time of the year. So we see this as an early form of student activism and apparently at work because they didn't try to cancel their spring break again. So let me share a few other student, activists, moments and examples. There are many other times of of student activism in the US and around the world where students learn more about understanding, their role is activist and just a few include the Vietnam war protests. TNN Square Arab. Spring and Occupy Wall Street. So, let's talk about why student activism. Why is it important for students to get involved well activism help students connect learning to the real world, and it allows them to make an impact while adults may question the passion behind the students participation in a 'cause students, protests continues to be a way to make societal changes students who are aware of and concerned about the wrongs they see in society and view they view activism as a way to ensure that their voices are heard and a way for them to make a difference. Now. Let's talk about what colleges think about student activism. Well, research has shown that students engage in activism. Re educational benefits such as developing. An inclination to continue in their political aspirations well into their mid lives. They acquire a greater sense of social responsibility and identity consciousness. Studies have also shown that beneath contentions and dissatisfaction around protests, students on campuses with a culture of Activism and advocacy, experienced increases in critical, thinking civic engagement and a commitment to a larger community. Now some campus leaders, maybe student activism as dreaded fires to be exterminated where others view it as flames that need to be fanned, and for colleges that welcome it. They recognize that by expressing dissent. Students are constructing ideas that one day may provide solutions to some of our nation's most urgent and complex problems, so I'm going to Lincoln article by cataracts. Does Com titled Twenty Twenty Best Colleges for advocacy and social activism because of spending four years with other politically minded. Students is really important to you than it's worth the investment in time to find a school. That's a good fit. K. There I'm interrupting today's podcast episode to Tell You about college admissions academy now if you have a high school student, who is in the class of twenty twenty one. Twenty Twenty, two or twenty, twenty three, then college admissions academy is for you. We open our doors only a few times during the year, and our doors are currently open for enrollment to learn more about college admissions academy, and how we can help your students not only get into their dream school, but secure scholarships to pay for it. Go.

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

07:11 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"I wanted to describe a few tips for students who are doing school at home due to the corona virus pandemic So this has really created a huge education adjustment for everyone students parents and teachers and I know for many especially juniors could be concerned about. How does this impact college admissions? How this impacted my grades. What should I do to keep going so I want you to focus on the things that you can control and the things that are out of your control? Were just let those things go but in today's episode. I wanted to just share a few tips. That can help you stay focused and stay productive despite. What's going on around us and was happening to us so this again works for all high school students not just high school juniors but all high school students so I just wanted to share a few of the school from home tips or schooling. While you're at home just really to make the most of your time so my first step is really try to maintain a routine. Now your routine can be adjusted Unless you're scores requiring you to log in at a certain time on your computer and check in at classes but really work to maintain your routine now You may find that you're sleeping a little bit later if you don't have to get up as early and I just want to give you some grace and say that's okay You know it could be your body responding to what is happening and and You know just the the change in your normal routine and teenagers do require more sleep so your body is maybe doing what is just naturally designed to do but when when possible keep your routine even if you have to shift your routine by an hour or so you really WanNa get up Don't sleep until noon. I know it's tempting to do that and don't stay up. Extremely late is tempting to do that as well but really get up get dressed and really try to keep a schedule pretty similar to the schedule that you had at school You know you WanNa get showered and you WanNa get dressed as you normally would and get breakfast and get started with your day and if your school is doing nothing I know. Some schools are doing Nothing they've closed out for the rest of the academic year you can read You can Maybe don't audio book on. I know many public libraries are closed. You can Began to focus on some of your personal interests. Some things that you enjoy doing which you just never really had the time but you again number one get up and maintain a routine. The second thing you want to do if you are schooling really think about breaks and this is really important if you're doing a lot of screen time now. I'm hearing students who are unfortunately doing like an eight to three screen time schedule because their schools requiring it which is a lot a lot on your eyes. That's you know that's a whole `nother level of fatigue that will set in so you know when possible between breaks between classes get up in stretch. Take a walk out to maybe the front door. You know a few feet in front and in turn around and come back. Do some exercises jumping. Jacks some. You know. Some deep knee bends get the blood moving. Your eyes a break. If you're on the computer screen a lot but for about every hour every forty five minutes to an hour you really WanNa take about a ten or fifteen minute break. Get up get moving and You know just clear your mind and you know whether it's wiggling your entire body but give yourself a physical break from whatever you're doing my tip is really to create a workspace whether it's The kitchen table or the dining room table. Or maybe you have a desk in your room but you want to have a space where you can be productive because sitting on the couch. You're lying in bed. Those aren't really your best places to do your best work and so you just really need to carve out a space that you can call your own and this can be a little bit challenging Especially if there are siblings and your Many many students sharing resources maybe sharing computer. Or maybe your wife is running a little bit slower because a couple of students in the household need to log in at the same time but having your own space is going to be a big help And then my next tip is really. Take care of yourself You know make sure you're staying connected with friends that you are scheduling some private chat time or check time with some friends and You know if you were involved in outside activities even if you're not able to do that activity check your emails or maybe reach out to the coordinator or the coach or the the organizer of that particular event or weekly activity to see if you all can just face to face time In Zoom or in another online platform. Because just thank connected. It makes a big difference. I know that's helped me to just maintain some sanity during the midst of all this craziness in chaos Manning real life relationships with people other than the folks who are inside of my home so you know reach out to see if you can connect on a larger group or maybe those connections are happening. Take advantage of that. Don't say oh well. We're not having soccer practice. So what's the point of longing no JUST TO CHECK INS? Everybody's doing that can really lift your mood. Lift your spirits and Just keeps everybody connected during this time so again? I just wanted to share a few tips. If your schooling from home Just a few things to to help you during this time and then I think a bonus tip would just really be to give yourself some grace. This is not normal and this is not normal for anyone and so it's GonNa fill really weird. I would say definitely talk to your parents often For parents check in with your young folks often and just to see how they're doing but Having open lines of communication will just really make a big difference and being open to adjusting and being very Fluid with the schedule if you were getting up at a certain time to do work in your finding you've got to adjust then make those adjustments so it's just really Communicating and really being gracious with everyone in the home Because we're all in this together so thank you for joining me for another episode of the Scholarship. Shark podcast on Pam Andrews your host and until next time. This is where we help you. Take the bite out of college that..

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"Accepting emissions isn't the only task that seniors need to complete. That's what we're talking about as episode college is expensive but there is financial help available. You just need to know where to find it with her experience in helping her son. When more than seven hundred thousand dollars in Scholarship Money Pam Andrews shares advice? That helps high school. Students get into their dream. College and secure scholarships that will pay for it parents and deans. This is your place to gain practical easy to follow advice on the college process as well as tips from pass scholarship winners and now here is your host of the Scholarship Shark podcast Pam Andrews earlier this school year. If you plan your college list well you should have a few acceptances from schools. That are good academic social personal and financial fit now in last week's episode. We talked about what to do if you were not accepted and received either weightless or a deferral decision in this week's episode. We're going to talk about what to do after the acceptance so if you applied and were accepted at other colleges and you know where you're going in the fall then at some point you will need to decline your admissions offer to the other colleges where you're not attending now a lot of time. Students don't think about declining an offer but there are many reasons why you want to do so and one of those reasons is so that the school can offer your spot to other students on their wait list. So you don't need to rush into a decision to accept or decline do have until may first which is National Decision Day to make your final college decision and many colleges. Don't expect you to finalize your decision until then so you do have some time to think it over. Do Your homework visit the school talk with Alumni Review your financial aid award package. You have time to make up your mind but remember colleges are serious about reply deadlines so if you do not send your deposit on time to confirm your acceptance. You risk losing your place. So what if you haven't decided? Can you accept more than one? College admissions offer by confirming your acceptance by paying a deposit to more than one school. Hey there listeners. I am jumping into today's episode with an announcement for parents of college bound seniors. If you are a busy parent looking for scholarships too close tuition gap. Then I invite you to join me in scholarship mastery. Scholarship mastery is our online program that focuses on accountability having the right mindset and taking immediate action. I do this by guiding your senior through finding applying and winning scholarships. I teach this information. Because I know it's possible. I know that students can graduate from college with minimum or no student loan debt. So if you need scholarships to help pay for college I know where to find them and how to win them. Click on the link in the show notes or go to. Www dot the scholarship shark dot Com and Click on scholarship mastery. So let's get back to today's episode.

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"You do decide to stay in and have your application reviewed find out what the college wants from you and get it to them by the deadline. So defer really is a second chance added admission and although it's not a flat-out rejection because they are still looking at students that they consider a good fit with a strong profile they're just simply deferring them to the regular round where they'll be reviewed again in context of the regular application pool as if they haven't been reviewed previously so sometimes schools will ask for. Maybe an up updated a test score or your first quarter first marking period for a semester grades. If they're asking for those things go ahead and get those in prior to the deadline okay. Let's say there's not an option to request a remain on the application Poor to be reviewed then reach out to the admissions office. Maybe with an email or a letter letting them know that you would like to be considered in the application poll. So whether you're deferred or waitlisted really. Avoid the temptation of flooding your Admissions officer with recommendation. Letters and phone calls. You don't WanNa do that almost every case you know it back and have a really bad impact on your chances for admissions and if a school needs something they will let you know if they need You know they need your grades or if they need maybe another recommendation or if they need You know a test score. Maybe if you've taken another Another sat or act. So if they need something they will ask you for it and they'll tell you how to get it to them so typically they really don't want additional Recommendation letters or additional material So they will let you know what it is. They're looking for and it's up to you to get it to them by that date so so enclosing weightless in deferrals are two different things but they share some similarities and while neither is an outright rejection they bolt. You will have to wait longer to see if you've been admitted and as with any waiting period used that time wisely improve. Your grades really work on your academic performance. If you've taken a test or preparing to take a test improve your test scores. And of course make sure. You're applying for scholarships the most important thing to do is to make sure you have a backup plan with another school and whatever you do. Don't despair so. Although being waitlisted or deferred can be frustrating. It is not the end of the world and is not. The end of your college plans do me a favor. A couple of things number one leave us a rating or review or comment. We love to hear from you. Share our episode with a friend. And if you haven't clicked subscribe in Apple podcasts. Go ahead and do that. And until next time I'm Pam Andrews the host of the Scholarship. Shark podcast where we help you take the buy out of college debt..

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"Give you the ultimate bottom line which will include the money? You have to pay back in the money you don't. I'll have to pay back so I think it's really important understand that. And here's the strategy. I I like US students. You know when you know what the institutional aid is has been awarded. The grants are for the year. Now you've got this issue. Have A gap. Let's say there's there's money that's you know that still do. This is your new target. That you're continuing coming to work towards because their scholarships offered all year round. So you don't stop. You'RE GONNA keep applying you're GONNA keep submitting. Keep doing the work so that did you can chisel away at whatever that gap is so. That's really important. Another piece of the financial financial aid It will list the awards so it really should break out any direct Subsidize any unsubsidized of student loans. You should see that and it will list the worksite. And again I wanted to ward didn't cycles of work study even though that dollar amount is listed on your financial financial aid award letter you're not automatically given that money. That's the maximum amount that you're eligible to earn. The operative word is earned. That means you need to apply for Ajab. The your campus. Most jobs are on campus in some cases where the jobs are partnerships with companies outside of seeing that on campus and some off. Campus jobs. But you need to find out. Where are the work? Study jobs because you have to apply for the job and you've gotTA show up you've got to do the work and then You want to find out. How often do you cut that check? Is it once a month once every two weeks. Typically every two weeks But you know again. I don't want you to think like. Oh it's on the word Get it no. You have to apply for those jobs so that was just a quick rundown amount of financial aid award letters understanding four letter. Some really key pieces again. You're expected family contribution understanding the total title cost of attendance knowing that there are direct cost indirect costs. And then as you look at the cost Deduct your gift aid. Which Joe Scholarships and grants knowing that your grants could fluctuate On what else to say When it comes to scholarships what I like? I've seen it both ways. Sometimes sometimes it's listed. Sometimes it's not but Sometimes they will list on the award letter what the student needs to do to maintain that scholarship so so maybe the GPA requirement in the credit hours. 'cause they're not GonNa Award you all that money if you're You're down to maybe six credit hours as opposed to full course for slowed twelve credit hours or so or your grades are not up to par so you just WanNa make sure I suppose typically on the website. It's nice when is also listed in our award letter so so the students can see it and know what that is so again. Those are just a few pieces I think should be on every Were ladder at. They're going to be different front ways. Sometimes they're just simply listed flat. You know simple flat-out super simple easy to read. Sometimes you may have to kind of go through it a bit or reject to the financial aid office. Oh another tip. Turn the page over you know. Sometimes they actually will information on the front end. The back I've seen vocabulary cavalary words or terms kind of any glossary on the back or or even more award information so there really is no stander. Dander that's what I think really wants you to understand however in spite of there being no standard. I want you to know what to look for on any award award letter. And then use a spreadsheet of Google sheet in Excel Doc and began to compare the cost of attendance subtract any Gift aid to see. Okay so what's that difference and so you know before you're paying deposits before you making final decisions You know are we going installment plan. Are we expecting student to work. Part time after school in the summer to contribute. Are we expecting to continue to apply for scholarships like what is that expectation nations when it comes to the money. So that's that's a lot when it comes to the financial aid award letter so before closing closing today's episode. I want to let you know especially not you look at those financial aid award letters in and seeing that there is a gap. There's a difference out we have. Our program are still should boot camp and opens around this time of the year We call it so you're in now. What and this is for students who have not worked with us in our college admissions academy if you're already in our group coaching program and happy listening to this podcast episode? Because in our group. Coaching already getting scholarships all ship's they're already applying scholarships. But this is for someone. Maybe you just heard about us. You just start listening to the podcast. Nubia read an article and I. Are you starting to listen to the podcast. And you're thinking wow. I wish I had known this sooner. I want you to know that we provide a step by step process to help your student. Find applied and weymouth scholarships so What you can do to get that program ramp just simply go to our website at www dot thus shark dot com and Click on the services tab and it says tall ship Lou camp weightless go ahead and put your name and your email in there so that when we open enrollment again usually Notified about that as well. So thank you for joining me for another episode of the scholarship sharp. podcast I'm Pam Andrews your host and this is where we take.

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

08:49 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"So before we wrap up. has there ever been so. We talked about applications that would disqualify you in your mind. has there ever been an essay that just like or type that just really stood out. And you're like Wow oh yeah I guess so no. I did one your scholarship. Judging and I it was my introduction so I wasn't paying so much attention that year in subsequent years served as a scholarship chair both our region and a local chapter but I was in Los Angeles so I saw a lot a lot of essays and and so I got to see from one year to the next witch scholarship essays. One and which ones didn't sometimes the one the ones I read that I thought. Oh this is really compelling. I would want to give someone who wrote this. Scholarship money. They didn't know is when But the ones that stood out to me that also one scholarship money were well written. They made good arguments. They the students writing them had accomplished genuinely a lot of good things they wrote. About their accomplishments complements in high school some of them had already published work. A I guess I should also see it. I you know you might think that if you're a high school student about to start college what chance do I have against these graduate students. But that's really not how the judging goes house It's possible as a high school student to Talk through your academic accomplishments in some extracurricular activities that that can stand up just fine against you know someone. Who is I in their last couple of years of graduate school and has published extensively? Judges appreciate that. There's just a difference in those experiences by necessity so it's good to include experiences that backup your goal statement. So he asked students to write about their Vocational professional or academic goals talk about things that you've done that support those goals and and on a little bit of a like A. I guess I WANNA say pathos can be helpful. It isn't necessary but if you've had some life experience that has been an obstacle that you've had overcome it's fair to give that its place and some scholars should judges find that really compelling. I think it takes more delicate hand and I think it's in my experience. The essays that off that outline accomplishments and goals goals in a really clear way have an easier shot with a diverse group of judges that it's a science question. Yes I did. That was very helpful. That was very helpful and just out of curiosity when our students notified Whether or not they've won right right Early Spring by I think it's Late May or early June so students are notified by. They'll receive a letter in the mail and a check Jack they can also go online to Mensa foundation dot org and under what we do. The last item in that dropdown walk down. Menu is scholarships. If you go on there it gives you know rules and guidelines in the US scholarship application international application. But it also gives you access to the portal shows All of the scholarship winners once posted. Ah Check payable to the student or the student at school the student. Oh that's good. Yes it's up to the student to use those funds toward education. Yeah maybe books if they need right or how how did how did the students feels that they can best use that money to reach their goals. That's that's up to them. Yeah this this is great. This is really good. Yeah now time for my fun question. If you could be any mascot would you be and why so I actually have some mascot experience. Iran's but not at a college high school it was at a workplace and I dressed in a mascot costume as both a gorilla it was office gorilla and as a bear and I will say although I really enjoyed being office gorilla and developed a bit of a reputation reputation for it carrying around bananas and You know adopting the mannerisms and I had my office parole placard. I think that my days as the The bear were some of my best because everyone loves the bear air and I got to jump around with pompoms and no one knew who it was. No one guessed and I think that's the best. juicing being anonymously fun right and that would that work that was it work. Yes a government job your patients and no one had any clue which was favorite part. It's Oh well yeah you do. Yeah you've got real mascot experience that's that's a I. I highly recommend it. Yeah so this was great. Listeners can get more information at. WWW w. w. dot mensa foundation dot. Org Yes and go ahead and work when they say outside of the application get someone approve it. Check for your grammar and all that good stuff and then drop it in and fill it out and hit the MIC. That's all there is to awesome. Thank you so much it was wonderful. I'll thank you pam. Thank you miss wise for that interview and for sharing this wonderful scholarship chip opportunity with our listeners. So I would love to hear a few of your key takeaways but your main action item if your high school senior if you're in college or if you are pursuing a graduate or if you're in graduate school or even post doc work definitely check out this scholarship up even go to. WWW DOT mensa down dacian dot org and that link. We'll be in the show notes so my big takeaways. I love the tips that she shared shared about applying for scholarships In terms of not making those mistakes now having yourself disqualified but again I really wanted to point out and and you'll see this right on their website when you work on your scholarship application for them. Is that whatever you do. Please do not disqualify yourself yourself by putting information that tells who you are and on that one mistake will not make you. You know we'll kick you out out of the running for a scholarship so make sure you're not putting any identifying information in your essay that would disqualify your application in critical critical critical mentioned on the website and she took the time to mention that which I really appreciate that the other thing I really wanted to point out tube oops. We're talking just one application one essay five hundred words or less. That is so doable. Before the upcoming deadline of January fifteen in two thousand twenty so by all means whatever. You're doing do yourself a favor and apply so I just wanted to thank you. Ms Wise for taking the time out of your super busy schedule to talk with us about scholarships through the Mensa Foundation and listeners. I'm going to ask you to do three things things you know what they are number one leave us rating review number to go ahead and subscribe if you have not subscribe to our podcast and number three three share our podcast and this episode with a friend and until next time I'm Pam Andrews the host of the Scholarship Shark podcast. And this is where we help you take the buy out of college debt..

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

10:08 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"Based aid. College is expensive but there is financial. Help available you just need to know where to find it with her experience in helping her son when more than seven hundred thousand dollars in scholarship money Andrew Tares advice that helps high school students get into their dream. College and secure scholarships that will pay for it parents teams. This is your place to gain practical the easy to follow advice on the college process as well as tips from pass scholarship winner. And now here's your host of the Scholarship Shark podcast. Tam Andrew Druce welcome back to another episode of the Scholarship Shark. podcast I'm Pam Andrews your host and in this episode I am continuing with Dr ask Pam Series So last month I asked the listeners. I asked you to ask me a question. What was that one burning question when you had and I would answer it on the podcast because I find when one person has a question? Many people have the same question. So let's jump into into today's episode. Hi Pam what are your top ten. Scholarship opportunities for families will not qualify for or need based financial aid. So thank you for that question The I'm assuming it's a parent the parent. who asked her first name is Vanessa? She did her first name. So thank you so much Vanessa for asking that question so let me share with you. Top ten places That I recommend for searching for merit scholarships but before I do that let me point you to a few resources from past episodes. Definitely check out episode a number sixty two where I talked about the different types of financial aid so I talked about Merit based aid. Need based scholarships grants loans work study. I talked about all kinds of money to pay for college some that you have to repay some that. You don't have to repay so Definitely check that episode out if you have not but when I really like about this The question from this caller is she asked for money. If you don't qualify for need based aid so tells me that she definitely understands the the difference between need based aid and merit aid emmy our. It merit aid. So if you're a new listener maybe you're just jumping in at this episode. Definitely go back and check out number sixty two. 'cause I do explain the difference in the different types of financial aid because One thing I would definitely want our young people who are financially aid literate that they understand the financial aid process. How it all works and how they qualify Another few other resources. I WANNA point you to this summer. I did a series episode. It's number forty eight forty nine fifty for if you're traveling this summer working this summer volunteering this summer things to do. And at the end of each of those episodes I had some scholarships or or have scholarship. So they're still there definitely go back and take a listen into forty eight forty nine and fifty because summer's coming around again and I included some scholarships in there as well so if you're not qualifying for need based aid you have run the numbers to the net price calculator. You checked out. The cost of attendance may be completed. Your fast forward in October. And it's it's very likely that you're not going to apply for need based aid then Let me share with you. Some places to look for merit scholarships now another thing to say is. I'm thinking this through and and I'm just talking talking out loud thinking out loud with these. Ask Pam questions it is important because I do want to understand this and parents understand as well and I talk about this a lot and I talked about in my book and when I do workshops keynote speeches I talk about about the layering. Technique layer layer two so it is so important to build a Smart College List Smart College consumer. When when you're building your college list you want to make sure your including financial fit and what I mean by that? Not necessarily the sticker price is one that you can afford because a lot the times you really don't pay the sticker price but you WANNA know. What is the merit scholarship at the school level? So I'm gonNA provide so maybe this is like bonus ernest tip or tip number number eleven that I'm going to provide up front. So we'll call this bonus tip but I do have my tenth places for scholarships Outside of need based aid. But this bonus tip definitely start with the tallish start with the school so no the numbers run. The numbers know what you're expected family contribution is so that as you're looking at it you won't be disappointed you know there's nothing more disappointing than your student. You're young person. Having their eyes set on school school and that school is just not generous. I see this a lot when I meet students for the first time or I talked with them at maybe at the end of a workshop. The saying oh I'm thinking about going to here or there and I'm thinking you know unless you're going to qualify for tons of need based aid. That may not be the best choice. If you're looking for money from that particular Taylor schools so bonus tip before I share my top ten places. Bonus tip bonus bonus tip and I feel like I can't say this enough is to build a a smart college list. Be a smart college consumer. Think about as you're building your list. Find out what scholarships does the school who offer that I may qualify for my stood may qualify for so. That's that's a bonus tip so let's jump into my top. Ten places for scholarships for families families who do not qualify for need-based. Eight again great question so number one start with the schools financial aid office and the reason why you want to do this. This is where you're gonNA find. Many local scholarships For instance if I own a jewelry store maybe I own a jewelry store in my town. Then I may offer a five hundred dollar dollar. Maybe a thousand dollars scholarship about You know tell me your goals your future aspirations or things like that and I want to support students in my local community and the best. I'm going to get the word out about that. Is in through my local high schools from high schools in the city. Maybe the county maybe even the estate so start with your high school guidance counselor. You'd be surprised at the number of students who only visit guidance counselors when they want to make their core selection or change of course or maybe sign up for test or maybe have a question about tests. I know some students who had visited their guidance. Counselor all three years and they're just showing up for the first time. I'm and I'm not joking. But they're showing for the first time to get their high school transcripts sent to their colleges. Were there applying and meet. These students at workshops workshops. Then I'm thinking Oh my my Oh my oh you should have been in their whole lot sooner so if you're not a senior even if you're senior definitely stop by and talk about the money and ask your guidance counselor learn. How do you share scholarship information? Some of them shared on now Viansa many schools have knobby ons accounts. It may be there. Some of them have a binder. I've I've seen that where they have a binder where they three hole punch scholarships. They'll print that e mail out and put it in there. Some have a scholarship bulletin board outside of their office There are listed there and summer and file cabinet. So it's important for you to find out where your guidance counselor keeps scholarships so that's tip number one number two sororities and fraternities can be a great place to find scholarships. I find that these typically come out in the spring. But what search for scholarships fraternities in your In your area there chapters their local chapters in your area to see you know what the scholarships are available to your students with the eligibility requirements are. Now here's here's another little tip see full of like little bonus tips here. I right met a gentleman and it wasn't even a scholarship. Talk was a just a A session on business planning and he was doing talkie works in In banking and he was just talking about your financials and I was just attending small business workshop and everyone got to go around the room and share what they did and so when I shared he said Oh I need to talk to you at the end so at the end he said my fraternity is offering a scholarship. We reached out out to local high schools and our deadline is quickly approaching. And we've had no one apply and I thought Oh my word so I know a couple of local local. Oh young men. I said you're GONNA apply to this right away and then just double back to the school's guidance counselors and just ask them if they could get the word out so sororities. Riding in fraternities are great places to find scholarships because they're doing a lot of fundraising and really looking for the alumni chapters. Because they've now graduated graduated they know the value and the benefit of college education. They're very much committed to the mission of their organization and so they do a lot of fundraising so don't overlook sororities and fraternities and Look for local chapters maybe in your state your county. Your city sometimes I know in our area couple of the city's neighboring cities have different chapters for us to Sigma Theta as an example mom was a Delta So there's one in The the town in which I live and then there's one in the neighboring town a little to the north of me and one Elo to the south of me and students in each of those areas are able to apply but I did speak to one of the ladies. WHO's a part of the that committee.

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

08:39 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"For them. So it's fun to see the response from the winner but we also hope that the ones who maybe didn't receive the scholarship fellowship could try again another time. There's no limit submission or just benefited than lie for middle to see maybe life through a different Lens. Yeah that's great so let me ask you this. What what would be some of your best advice? Top tip that you would give to a student who is applying for your scholarship. You don't i. I would advise them to put a little time to understand the principal with lava trashing us first and foremost just having a good understanding of it. And then once once they understand it being able to articulate it and then being able to maybe share some ways that they've tried to put forth in the lives of Sina work and other people's lives then incorporate those three things having a good understanding be number. Explain it and then being able to find a situation that would work to to attract the attract atr better use that principle. Life is something that I think is going to vote well for them awesome. That was like worth the interview. That's a great tip awesome. Wow so we're going to wrap it up. Yeah because I I so appreciate you taking time. Yeah I I WANNA make sure Yup all my questions so I have one final question. It's a fun question. I always ask this question because you know the whole college admissions and Scholarship Asia process can be overwhelming in somewhat stressful. So I thought you know I like students to know that the people on the other side reading application for school or for essays. They're like real people you know. Ask this one question that is if you could be any mascot high school mascot college mascot what would you be and why that is a great question Well my my home asked growing up was a bob cat okay. We're a real fierce. I guess they can be pretty. They can be rough and that where for my college mascots. I wanted to junior college to another college after that was a viking. And so I've always been partial to a biking inherited comes from Sweden debut there last week and so that's the first thing that came to mind as Just seems for the for the good good good portion of being a viking. Right there is also I think any history of people probably have some good good at that but the vikings for their desire to explore Ed and find new places and anyway that that's something that probably be a viking into sorry picky with the hat for some reason the what's there of wardrobe was pretty. That's another that's great. Let's see I don't have any questions Those of you who are joining us. Do you have any questions. If you have a question click on the ask a question link below and I will ask the question or answer your question and if you have any question that we did not get the answer or not we Peter Erin I'm sorry. Aaron did not get the answer Go ahead ask and while you're thinking thinking about that possibly typing couple things. I wanted to say I have a podcast at the soda. I'M GONNA post this in the links after I log out so it will you just go copy a link and drop it in But I did an episode on creating a video essay. So you'll have that to listen to And I have the example of a student who actually wine boy. She's a she's a class of twenty seventeen. She won some whatever so I have a example of her essay and all about that. She actually did in her bedroom. Her brother did the filming and she put lights like behind. Era was really cute so but the content was great so it was like done well and then the content so I had that and then also I'm going to provide the link to the achieved today scholarship in their website as well. So you'll see that in the link link and we don't have any questions. I guess you did such an awesome job absolutely great job. You're doing thank not you and we love what you're doing we'll We talk to our team. We WanNA do a blog. Post about what. You're doing more people that we we have a community that obviously are maybe looking at school or have children. That might be going to school so this is really neat. Thing that you're doing is you're talking. I was GONNA contact to awful line or Chelsea ladies a whole mindset stuff like I've got like crazy ideas that here like oh I've got some great. I'm like I'M GONNA reach out to Mr Peterson about this. And isn't that they're not. I mean like we. We try to practice what we preach within our organization and we just love synergistic energised connection so feel free to reach out anytime. And it's been a pleasure the you and I love your energy in your smile. Thank you I love podcasting. 'cause I kinda can look any kind of way and whatnot and if beauty can stop it if the dog barks the doorbell so the a little bit nervous you don't have to put some makeup on on and like fix my hair that Oh thank you. You're so kind so thank you. This was great. I will be getting this information out for Students Foci and what I love about. Chelsea's longtime about applying for scholarships when you ask those deep reflective questions. There are very few times in our lives when we have to answer those questions Christians and this is one of them so to think about these principles and to think you know. How can I apply to my life at you know? Just it's such a great process. I tell them you you know whether you win the money or not. You're going to grow as a person like you're out a win. Error rate. Yeah so thank you so much superior than the ground now I have a good one bye bye. So what were your thoughts on that interview. What are some of your key takeaways? Let me tell you mine. which is something? I share with my students all the time. When given the option to submit either a written essay or a video submission go video? Go video you WanNa go big or go home right because visual is everything you can see it. You can feel the expression you can just really highlight and showcase your personality so that just makes such a big difference so you heard it directly from a scholarship sponsor and the judge so apply if you are starting school in the fall in the next few weeks or you're currently a college student. This is a great scholarship tip for you. The money will pay out soon. If you win I mean like in a month so that would be great money for books or Just fees or just whatever ever you would need it for for your upcoming school year and if you are a rising senior arising junior go ahead and maybe put a notification on your phone to tag yourself to check the scholarship out Either December when you're in college or in August when you're in college so oh before closing out in this episode. I want to invite you to work with me if you are in the class of two thousand twenty or twenty twenty one. That means you're about to go into your twelfth. Great Year or your eleventh grade year I will love to have you in our College Admissions Academy Group Coaching Program. We are currently underway. We've been really busy this summer summer and Spring and depending on when they start it but it is our step by step process to not only get in your dream school but also get it paid for so so The link will be in the show notes or you can simply go to the website and Click on the TAB that says coaching. You'll see more information there All Oh that's included. Those doors will be closing soon for the class of twenty twenty because once we get started we don't want to lose momentum and there really is a point where You lose a lot of ground. In terms of some of. The bigger scholarships private scholarships as well as being strategic and positioning yourself as a student. When you applied live so our doors will be closing in September It is August. We have a little bit of time. It says the top of August. So don't wait go ahead. Click Click on the coaching tab on the website and enroll and out. We'll see you there so thank you for joining me for another episode of the scholarship. Russian Shark podcast. I'm Pam Andrews your host and this is where we help you take the bite out of college debt.

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

04:27 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"Pam Andrews dollar ship Sharp and I interrupt today's episodes. I'll tell you about our newest product in pursuit of College Board Game Now. The object of this game is to graduate from high school with enough scholarship money to cover. Cover the cost of attendance at your dream school but along the way their choices that you're going to have to make that will take closer to graduation day or further away. Order your copy go to. WWW DOT histology shark dot com forward slash game now back to today's episode. The final thing that can do during their winter break is search for scholarships. And and I mean everyone even if you're a middle school student. There are scholarships available for you. So let's focus on our high school seniors so depending upon when you're listening to this podcast if you listen in real time. I'm going to give you two scholarships that have upcoming deadlines And these are for high school seniors only and that's the Burger King Scholars Program and you can win up to fifty thousand dollars and that does have a December fifteenth fifteenth deadline and that one is heavy on activities. Heavy on service just to give you a heads up on that one. So that's coming coming up and I'll have all these links for the scholarships in the show notes and another one same deadline where you can win up to twenty thousand dollars. If you're a student. Athlete is is the footlocker scholar Athlete Program. And that's another one where you can go ahead and apply during the Christmas. Break break now. Let's say you're creative person There is a scholarship December. Thirty first shirt space shirt. SPACE DOT COM has a a two thousand five hundred dollars. Scholarship and I believe they give away a couple of scholarships so more than one winner with that one that scholarship does require are a short essay. And listen to this. It's not just for high school seniors. students ages thirteen and up can apply for that scholarship. So you can apply for that one if you are not quite a senior yet and another scholarship for students who are Are Not high school seniors. And you're a woman with an interest in mathematics or stem field. There is the Association for Women in Mathematics Matic's essay contest and it's open to students in grades six all the way through college. So it's broken into several categories Sixth through Eighth Grade Ninth Through Twelfth and college undergraduate students and that one has a little bit later deadline does have January deadline and I again will. Include all the links to the scholarships. So there's quite a lot that you can do during the winter break just depending upon where you are if you're a high school junior high school senior or college student but no matter where you are if your education is not fully funded go ahead and take advantage of. You've applying for scholarships during the winter break. You don't WanNa waste your break. So I'm going to share a few of my other. Favorite links for finding scholarships and. I'll tell you what they are. Number ONE SCHOLARSHIPS DOT com. Another one is good. Call Dot Com. Then I also liked fast web dot com and then Sallie Mae. Dot Com forward slash scholarships. And those are all websites. Where you you can search for scholarships and really use the winter season throughout the year of course but definitely the winter. Break to find as many scholarships pushes you can That your eld before and just take the time everyday commit to doing something commit to searching maybe in the morning and applying in the evening and just just have of a regular rhythm a regular schedule to get it done so. Let me know how you plan to spend your winter break or what you did during your winter break. Did you apply for scholarships so you planning. Are you planning apply for scholarships. Are you volunteering. Will you be interning or are you just taking a break. I would love to hear from you. Just leave a comment either in the comments section of itunes or on our website so I am Andrews. Your host scholarships are podcast. We help you take the bite.

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

06:58 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"Where you can just go Check out all of their wonderful resources if your community college student and you find your pickle. Check out the the grants near the grandstand through scholarship. America or do they start with the school and request through scholarship. America both both sides so there's a model out there where it says school based There are some that we do directly on behalf of funders the WANNA support that type of Delivery or that type of support off for For example tribal colleges and universities or HBU It should be used. There's a particular program that focuses on those types of institutions and the students that attend so there's a great variation but they asked the question and we'll see if we can connect you with the right source to get you the fun. She'd that's Great. That's great wow this is wonderful this is so great. Yeah Yeah so Mr Ballad. I had my final question. Which is my fun question? Any mascot of high school mascot or college mascot what would you be. Why well you know it's And it's not as if this is tied to anyone particular college or university but just in general the ones that sort of resonate with me and it's just maybe because of my my history and my experience are the ones that have some type of a dog that is that as a mascot now. That could be eighty Georgia bulldogs. It could be the The the bulldogs from Butler University in Indianapolis Indiana which I lived to Indianapolis for a number of years but to me me And again this comes from having Had A dog for for many many years. Just recently had a dog that we had had to put down after eleven plus years but they were wonderful. They're just loyal. They're always happy to see when when you come home And that just gives me a warm. I'm feeling like I like talk. That's Nice my school. My College Mascot the bulldog I went to North Carolina Anti State University. So the aggie accurate dog so yeah I agree. That's great. Well thank you so much thank you. It's been a pleasure and thank you for all you do great work. Oh thank you that means a lot coming from you. Thank you. Thank you Mr Ballard for that interview and and so much great information about scholarship America listeners. You can check out their website at www dot scholarship. America Dot Org uh-huh let me share a few of my key takeaways that I would love to hear what some of your takeaways are. I really think it's two things and it's really being a very innovative and somewhat of a disruptor in an industry that Needs a little bit of shaking up and on. That's that's college financing and into things that really stood out number wine just the advocacy work. That's taking place in terms of Not Having the non tuition portion of scholarships taxed. So if you're not aware when a student students receive a scholarship if it goes to some of those extra expenses. Those indirect costs such as housing Housing Books fees those kinds of expenses those are taxed and you get a statement from the campus If the money went directly to the school stating this was the part that was paid. And you have to file that income on your tax return and and I agree with Mr Ballard. It just doesn't seem right eight to tax that gift that is going to pay for education or or related to education The tuition part is not tax of your student. STUDENT DOES RECEIVE AS A. Let's say a full tuition or full cost of attendance scholarship. The tuition portion is that tax. But anything else would be taxed so the work that they're doing as a very large and powerful organization to speak up against that and to stand up for students is oh my goodness it's amazing. It's amazing the the other thing I really like When we had the conversation about somewhat like a common APP APP for scholarships so If you're familiar with the common APP or it's where students will submit all of their basic demographic information and even their personal personal statement one time because face it your name your address your coursework those things that they don't chain you're submitting them. You know on many applications not not all of your college applications and so to be able to put that information in once and then provide you school. Specific information as needed makes the process so so much more efficient and students are able to You know shake time off that college application process so to do it on the scholarship side. Ride where you're submitting somewhat of an saint common APP with air quotes here but to have to do it. That way. Where you're just submitting your name? Aim and some basic demographic. Maybe one time and have that go to many scholarship providers again is a very efficient model because students can apply. Apply to many different scholarships and not have to spend a lot of time typing and in doing the same thing that gets stated on just about every every every scholarship application. So I think that's that's a great thing so definitely check out their website scholarship. America Dot Org. You can easily usually find the scholarships you can click to browse and you can go right there to apply. And you may find. A lot of their scholarships listed on other scholarship directories it. We'll take you right back to scholarship America. So that's a great place. to Fi- many scholarships especially a lot of the larger national scholarships with some of the larger Dollar mouths you'll find those there as well so again. I want to ask you to do three things. If you're on apple podcast go ahead and leave us a rating or review. We would love to hear from you. Leave us a comment. If you haven't subscribed go ahead and click that subscribe button so that you get notified of an episode when it airs and And finally share our podcast with a friend if you know someone who who is in the College Planning Processes College stages or they will be in the next year or a few years go ahead and share our podcast with them So that they you can hear about all these great resources to help them with the college admissions and scholarship process so until next week on Pam Andrews the host of the Scholarship Shark podcast. This is where we help you take the bite out of college debt..

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"To share. That we did did not cover a lot of people wonder what we're looking for because if you go on our website you see our scholar profile and a lot of them have done amazing raising things and we are. We're looking for people who really want to make a positive impact on the world around them But we're not looking for someone who has already cured cancer cancer or who has already started their own business or who was already you know met with a million countries in organized peace accords. All over the place But we we really do look for him. What stands out for us? Are those people who have seen something at school or in their community or something like that that they didn't like Acre didn't jive with them and they said you know what I'm GonNa try and do something about that. They're not waiting. No one is saying when I graduate from College. I'll do this or when I get my graduate degree agree. I'm GONNA do this. They're going to say you know. This person was being bullied or I saw my grandmother suffering from asthma. Or they see something and they try and do something about it now and a lot of times. It's not the right answer or it's a poorly developed something but they had that drive and they said I'm not gonNA wait. I don't care if I'm a teenager. I don't care if I don't have any money. But they tried to do something with where they were and what they had in front of them so we do look for that sort of self starting initiative and those people who are really just like you know. I'm GonNa do something about that now. I WANNA try. I WanNa see what difference I can make right now. That's awesome And especially for those in the class of twenty well even not just twenty twenty in two thousand eight hundred eighty two and later beyond beyond exactly think about that. I mean Keep Your Eyes Open Kinda say needs and respond and begin to think about it but For Juniors listening you're midway through the first part hard of the year and so you still have some time. They begin to really think. Through what impact do I wanNA have. You know what what kind of Mark Donna leave you know. It might piece of the world at fifteen or sixteen kind of where you are. That's really that was really really helpful. Very great we also really make a point to say you know you. You can make an impact in any career or any area of your life. You don't have to be going into public service. Although we do highly you know we love people who WanNa go into public arrests but you can make your impact in the visual arts in theater. You can make it as a writer. You can make it as a politician a scientist You know developing -veloping toys. There's a you can make an impact in any way of sort of that intent and really wanting to do something for others you you know. We want to support that. That's awesome great. I'M GONNA ask my two final questions. So how again can the listeners. Find You KNBR. Brian Cameron Dot Org. Brian Cameron Education Foundation. Dot Org Also an instagram of under Cameron Brennan Packs Scholars. We linked in account twitter facebook So we do try and blast out you know the cheesy social media last. We're on all of those and then there is our website But if you know again were were small organization but if you reach out by email or phone we will get back to you and you know we just WanNa make sure sure people know about our program and if you know college is expensive and we want to support those kids out there who need it. And we're a big fan of the scholarship scholarship community. Also you know parents get panicky and students get panicky but we do have a page on our website for other resources and search engines for scholarships and other opportunities that we have heard of So we do really you know. It's not a competitive world. We want to make sure that students know that there is other resources out there and just keep looking because you know a little bit here a little bit there are we you know our scholarship. It's competitive it's very competitive. But there's money out there and just keep looking and keep trying because you know we just want to support education awesome awesome and again all those links will be provided the show. So you have to do is go right to the website. And just this click on those links now time for questions Lucas. If you could be any mascot a high school mascot a college mascot what would you be and why kind of torn. It's so I don't know I think kind of just WANNA say Captain Marvel my son's really into superheroes but I love that she you know is out there to sort of save the day but actually actually I don't save the day I'm more of kind of I like to prop people up. I'm not the hero in this story. I don't know I'm a sucker for superheroes. Maybe that UPI dog and I'm really eager and I'm always bothering people and jumping up especially scholars moist kind of reaching out to them. So maybe I'd be a puppy dog but I like it. The Captain Marvel to work. Has She's just awesome. Yeah that's great. What thank you so much? This was wonderful. We so appreciate appreciate it. Now thank you for your support again. I would just encourage your listeners to you know if they have questions reach out and you know you'll probably get me on the phone because I I love to chat with people also We're just really excited to support. You know the future leaders. I have young kids and at now you I have so much hope in saying saying all these kids that I meet so wonderful awesome. Thank you so much all right. We'll have a wonderful that so hopefully you listen along along with a student. Who is maybe ninth tenth or the eleventh grade so that they can hear about this amazing scholarship If you are a student liter if you are making an impact in your world this one is for you and let me point out a few of my key. Takeaways has a very long application cycle about ten months and there are two deadlines the May deadline which is their early line and the September deadline which their regular dateline. And you heard miss. Lucas suggests strongly suggests you get those applications and in May because they award so so many or offer not a word but offer so many interviews and once those interviews slots are gone. They're gone so you know Mazza Great Time you're wrapping up a school year. You're already in that school mode so just go ahead and work on that application. It's November. You've got time and it opens in a few months so check it out around around February if you're in the class of twenty twenty one work on that application and get it submitted by May by that may deadline. Wow this was another great interview and again check out the other interviews in our scholarship series national scholarship month and we have one more in just a few days episode number one twenty six. So I'm GonNa ask you to do a few things number one. Share our podcast with friend number to leave us a rating or review or comment. We would love to hear from you. You can do that right in your podcast player or go right to the show notes and you can leave a comment below on the very bottom of the page you get to the show notes by going through the website show notes right on the website. WWW dot thus scholarship shark dot com forward slash. Rush one to five. So it's just a forward slash and the number the episode number and just to the bottom. You can leave a comment there and then number earth three share our podcast with a friend. So until next time I'm Pam Andrews the host of the Scholarship Shark podcast and this is where we help you take the bite out of college dead..

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"So it just depends on the branch. Where that family members served? Each of the programs has very specific eligibility requirements. So definitely check them out, and I'll have all the links for each of these in the show notes to see if, if you are a servicemember and you have dependent children, if they're eligible to receive aid the next type of financial assistance for military families are state benefits, and then he states do offer financial aid benefits to military dependence so important. Do your research and to see whether or not your state offers any type of military assistance, financial aid through your state. Some examples include the war orphan education program in Minnesota, and the dependent children's scholarship in Tennessee. These are state benefits for military dependence and finally private scholarships. So there are many private scholarships. That are offered to military dependence, and because there are so many, and I want you to have those at your fingertips just many that we've been able to uncover we have a an ultimate guide for scholarships for military dependence that is included with this podcast episode just click on the link in the show notes, and that will take you to this episode's Shono page and there, you'll be able to get a copy of that guy sent right to you in your Email. So again, just a few ways that military families can think about number one think about their school and how to build their college list, and then number two, of course how to pay for it again. There are several programs. There are state benefits private scholarships as well as branch specific aid. So thank you for joining. Me for another episode of the scholarship shark podcast. Of course, if you are not a subscriber, go ahead. And click subscribe, so that you do not miss an episode, and we would love to hear from you so leave us a rating comment or review. And finally, share our podcast with the Fred and until next time Pam Andrews, the host of the scholarship shark podcast where we help you take the fight out of college to..

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

04:00 min | 2 years ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"I'm Pam Andrews, your host. And in this episode, I am continuing our series that recognizes national military preciado month and this episode we're going to talk a little bit about college and financial planning for military dependence. So of course, there are many strategies at a family can map. Out. But I just want to just maybe lay one path forward that a family may have considered or may not have considered. So let's first start with the college planning and building the college list, if you are a military dependent now there's a program called the yellow ribbon program and the yellow ribbon program is a provision of the law created by the post nine eleven GI Bill that makes degree granting institutions able to offer partial or fully funded tuition and fees. So as a military dependent is working on their college list, another factor to consider, maybe put into your fit equation. You know, if it's a good fit is, is this a yellow ribbon school, if you wanna take advantage of that the VA benefit? That falls under this provision, then definitely add make sure your including schools at our yellow ribbon colleges in your list. And I'm going to provide a link in the show notes directly to the VA that has a list, and it has a nice map so you can click on the map by state or search through the list to see if a school, you're interested in is on that list, or if you know, a particular region, where you want to go to school, as you're building your list your college list, then maybe click on that region and begin to research and check out those schools now, if you're eligible for the post nine eleven GI Bill, you're not automatically eligible for the yellow ribbon program only veterans or dependence under the transfer of entitlement at the one hundred percent benefit level qualify. So active duty members in spouses are not eligible for this program. Mm-hmm. In addition, the university must be approved to participate in the program. And of course, you must apply to that particular school. And another thing to note when it comes to the yellow ribbon program and the schools, a really is on a first-come-first-served basis. So just because you apply, and it is a yellow ribbon. School doesn't necessarily mean that you automatically if you meet all the other criteria doesn't mean that you automatically get the money, the school will notify each student that is accepted into the program, but again, it's really important to know right up front as you're building your list, if this is something that's important to you so that you can get that application in early. And again, this is just one thing to consider. And of course, they're, you know, very specific eligibility requirements for who would qualify. But if you qualify, you may want to consider a school on the list on that v a. That's included in the show notes as a part of one of the schools that you're considering now let's hop over and talk about the money side. And so there really is financial aid available for military dependents, and it's some of it is based on the branch so it can be branch specific et can be based on whether or not the dependent is a survivor. And of course, there are also separate military scholarships. So let's start with a few of the government programs before we jump into scholarships for military students. Now, there is a, a benefit called the survivor and dependent educational assistance program or a program..

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"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

The Scholarship Shark Podcast

07:45 min | 2 years ago

"pam andrews" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

"Episode of the scholarship shark podcast. I'm Pam Andrews, your host. And in this episode we are talking a little bit more about mooks massive open online courses. So in last week's episode episode number eighty nine I spoke with Jared Carter who? Manages the entire process for mooks offered at his place of employment and he just shared the history how he got into it, and it was such a fascinating topic. That after that interview, I knew I wanted to dive in a little bit deeper and share this information with you because again, it can be used as a strategy in the, your college application process, not so much to help you get in. But in terms of helping you identify where you might wanna fit in, what's a good career path. What kind of courses do you enjoy? So I'm going to jump in and talk about all of that on today's episode. So a Mook a massive open online course and you'll see it just often spelled M, O C in all caps, all capital letters, but is pronounced Mook. So a Mook brings together huge numbers of individuals from around the world to help them. Learn through video tutorials activities. And discussions on any kind of topic. Just a variety of topic. This concept was developed by George in a Canadian educator and Steven Downs. An information architect in two thousand eight that's when they introduced the first move a free. Course that was open to the public like a traditional college course, the information was delivered by a professor with a distinct difference students, and tens of thousands of them, listen to the professor lecture through a series of short online videos and to test, whether or not the students grasp, the materials, they offered quizzes assignments, and then you had to post to a discussion board and that's really the birth of the Mook that's when it started. So now there, there's so many websites and providers, and so many universities that are offering mooks. And so I wanted to talk with you about how your student can use a Mook too. Two. And when I say, strengthen their application, it's really strengthen them and help them under help them understand, and identify what's important to them. What do they like? What do they not like before they jump in and go all in maybe pursuing a major in pursuing a path that may not be a good fit for them? So I wanna share some, some strategies in some tips and ideas that you can do right now. And especially summer's coming up in a few months, and that might be a great time to jump into a Mook or two. So part of the appeal of the Mook is that it's open depending upon the course you can jump in at any time they're often self pace, many most actually, most are free, and these are offered by all kinds of colleges and universities. And so a moot can be a very low pressure way for your student to find out if they're interested in subject before committing to a particular career, path, or university, course now some ways that you can use a Mook. Help them focus on. Maybe some college readiness skills. If they're in there may be junior or senior year even after you graduate. I mean, this is something they can do after they've graduated from from a high school. And they've got that summer between high school and incoming freshman year. Use it as a time to really work on your college readiness skills. And I'm talking about your math, your language your science. Whatever it is. You're going to need as an incoming freshman take advantage of a Mook. And there are so many of them that focused on college math and you know, college level math one, and, and some of the English, and it's a good way to refresh your grammar. So definitely that's one way you can take advantage of, of the Mook, to get prepared and use it as a college readiness prep prep course or even refresher another way, is to use it for either AP or SAT subject tests, preparation or actually. Clip tests. So maybe I should just call it test prep. So maybe your SAT subject has your AP test or clip exams. And this is actually what I did with my son, not even realizing that, wait a minute. This could really be thing here. And so around his junior year, I believe is was his junior year. He actually studied sociology on his own as he did the Mook printed, the, the workbook. It was about eighty pages. I just remember being like a remove paper felt like a lot of paper and did the video lessons did the quizzes commented on the forum, the discussion when through it did all the assignments and when he felt like he was ready to sit for the clip exam college level exam placement. He actually Saffire that and earned a score that would allow him to not have to take that course one of his humanity courses at the college where he is now. So sometimes, and let me back up and the only expense, so we didn't have to pay for the Mook, we did not have to pay for the. The book the materials, the only expense was the clip exam. That was it. And I believe it was eighty dollars or so. So it was just few hours. He went in he took the test, and boom that was it. So it was it's a great way to prep for an upcoming test either AP SAT subject tests, or clap and many, many colleges and universities. And you need to check with your particular school, as you're building your list will allow you to transfer in those credits. And so you actually don't have to take those courses they will give you credit for though. So you won't get the gray transfer. But they will designate on your college transcripts that you've earned that credit. And so that's why with my son he did dual enrollment, and he also cleft out of a couple of courses, which we knew what either allow him to go into his minor early in his sophomore year or graduate early. So it's a great way to get a. Ahead, you know, doing test prep using mooks another thing, you, you can do is career exploration. So I like to I think it's really good for students to job, shadow, and to research, and to do some assessments. But this is another great way to take a course, and to say is this something that I'm interested in so one of the Mook providers, Ed X dot org. ED Xhosas, EDS dot org. I just went into there, and I just typed in the words career, exploration and found so many wonderful courses that help students understand different careers, and different career paths and some of the subjects I found were finding your cyber security career path. So you wanna be a biomedical engineer retail management, and introduction to capital markets. So again, MC can be a great way to exp-. Floor a potential career path. So you're probably wondering, okay so how do I get started? Where do I find these mooks? Let me tell you just a few of my favorites that we've used. And then I'm going to give you a link and these all these links will be in the show notes to where you can find a list of tons. I mean, there were several hundred Mook providers in this database, and you can just search by the type, of course at you're interested in it. So one of my.

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