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How EC Activities Impact College Admissions

How Extracurricular Activities Impact College Admissions

Preparing the perfect application requires meticulous preparation, especially for a first-generation college student. From writing the essay to working on...
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College Essays and 7 Quick Tips On Writing The Best

Preview in new tab College Essays and 7 Quick Tips On Writing The Best Finding your voice can be a...
Jordan Schanda King introduces new owner The Village Method

A Note From Our Friend, Jordan

Dear Friends: When The Village Method began providing youth development and outreach services for middle schoolers, we knew that we...
13 Ways to Show Leadership on College Applications

13 Ways to Show Leadership on College Applications

Students who can lead are considered motivated, dependable, problem-solvers, and team-players. This is exactly why college admission and scholarship review...
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How Do You Actually Find Scholarships?

One of the questions I hear most often is: how can we actually find scholarships? So, here’s my best advice...
How to Narrow Down Your Top College List

How to Narrow Down Your Top College List

This is a guest post written by our friend, Heather Lomax, a contributing writer and media relations specialist for Hi...
The Secret to Preparing for College and Scholarship Applications

The Secret to Preparing for College and Scholarship Applications

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’ve googled something along the lines of “how to prepare for college” and you...
How parents can help their kids prepare for applications without stress

How Parents Can Help Their Kids Prepare for Applications Without Stress

What comes to mind when you think about planning for college? Most families say things like: TimelinesDebtScholarshipsOverwhelmingTest prepEssay writingMoneyExcitement, sadness...
10 Essay Prompts to Have on Hand

10 Essay Prompts to Have on Hand

Managing scholarship applications, deadlines, and essay prompts can become overwhelming, but keeping your previously written essays allows you to reduce...
3 Easy Essay Tips to Keep in Mind

3 Easy Essay Tips to Keep in Mind

Keep these 3 tips in mind as you are writing your essays. 1. Be authentic When writing your essay, stay...
8 Steps to a Winning College or Scholarship Essay

8 Steps to a Winning College or Scholarship Essay

The essay portion of any college or scholarship application can be daunting, but with a little preparation and guidance, you...
Why you need an accountability partner + how to find yours today

Why You Need an Accountability Partner + How to Find Yours Today

Accountability is key when applying for scholarships, jobs, and college. It is easy to become overwhelmed with deadlines, the seemingly...