September 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Greatest College Stories #1: A Lego Story

When I was a freshman I had all kinds of fears: Will people like me? Will my classes be easy? Can I survive my first college party? Will I find the love of my life? All of these pressures were probing at me, but when it came down to it I was most concerned about the people I would be living with. This whole dorm thing was completely new to me but I said to myself, "Hey, its college. I might as well go all out." So I did. I happened to meet several people in my dorm that were very interested in… Continue

Added by Gregory Lambrecht on September 26, 2009 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Greatest College Stories Introduction

Hey all, I am going to be starting a regular blog post that highlights some of my greatest college experiences (as well as some of my friends). I will also be putting this in the forum section so current college students can post their own stories. For those of you in high school, I hope these stories will get you guys excited for college.

Added by Gregory Lambrecht on September 26, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

What not to do in front of an admission officer

Here's a lighthearted take on a situation that you might be faced with: what NOT to do when you meet an admission officer. A recent (real) interaction prompted this post...

1. Forget to bathe or wear deodorant. (Don't leave his/her office smelling like you. You want to leave a lasting impression, but not that kind...)

2. Ask, "will this (fill in the blank with SAT score, activity, etc) get me in?"

3. Say, "I have a really bad GPA. Can I still get in?"

4. Not shake… Continue

Added by Miranda Niemoth on September 24, 2009 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program - JUNIORS IN COLLEGE, APPLY NOW!!!!


The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy is accepting applications for the summer of 2010.

Program Information

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven week academic training program for college juniors. The summer institute prepares undergraduate students for graduate studies in public… Continue

Added by Dallas Tremaine Te'o on September 22, 2009 at 11:13am — No Comments

Private Colleges Shifting Towards Ethnic Diversity!

For decades Santa Clara University was considered a predominantly "white school." That is, Asians, Native Americans, African Americans, and Latinos were barely present on campus. I have been at the school since 2006, and I can already tell how the culture and atmosphere of the school has been changing. When I was a freshman, there were hardly any ethnic minorities out on the party scene, let alone in any of my classes. Now as a Senior, I was pleasantly surprised at the sea of diversity at the… Continue

Added by Gregory Lambrecht on September 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Don't be a stranger, call in

I remember a big disappointment from my school was getting all the info I needed from counselors and career centers. They were underfunded and didn't seem to care much. But they are not the only experts available to you.

If you visit the website of the college you are interested in, you can easily find the offices of admissions and financial aid. There is great advise that you can get from the experts, from the people who will read your application and decide whether you are in or… Continue

Added by Hector Vega on September 21, 2009 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

Info about AB-540

Hello my friends!

I am excited to see more people joining our site, even from as far out as Guatemala and India! Indeed there are many committed young men and women in every corner of the globe seeking better opportunities through education. It is a humbling reminder of the shared struggles of first generation students and a great motivation to support and encourage each other.

As I mentioned last month, in this blog we will be talking mostly about the plight of… Continue

Added by Carlos Jimenez on September 21, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Grad School

Who would have thought? When I was in high school, I thought I would go to college and become a teacher. Grad school was never in my mind, except for once when my teacher told me she had gone to get her master degree in Spanish at Stanford.

Then college came and changed my goals, for good I'd say. Senior year hasn't started yet, but I've been on the road to law school for quite some time now. From planning classes, to learning more about the profession. Now, I'm getting ready for the… Continue

Added by Hector Vega on September 7, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments




Published by Educators For Fair Consideration (in collaboration with Mission Graduates)

CAUTION: Scholarship requirements and deadlines often change from year to year. Please double-check all information listed below with the scholarship directly. If you find any errors, please email us at so we can update the list!

Lists of scholarships that don’t require… Continue

Added by Dallas Tremaine Te'o on September 4, 2009 at 12:41am — No Comments SAT prep

Hello everyone,

I hope you're all doing great today. I just wanted to share with all of you the importance of using all of your resources to your advantage. There are many people that want to help you succeed and come up with great tools for your benefit.

This was one of the things I did in high school and I believe the little things are what helped me get into college and complete my degree in four years.

You can check out the various scholarship links on… Continue

Added by Carlos on September 3, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Manny Barbara: Another inspiring story

After 36 years in one district, South Bay superintendent retires

Befitting the leader of a 12,600-person Silicon Valley organization, Manny Barbara is described as innovative, charismatic, smart and dedicated 24/7 to his cause.

But he's much more. The beloved superintendent of the Oak Grove School District in South San Jose, Barbara has provided a caring, everyman touch in his 36 years in the K-8 district.

After 10½ years at the helm, Barbara, 60,… Continue

Added by Carlos on September 2, 2009 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Are you a community college student? Interested in transfering to a 4-year? READ THIS!

Transferring from a Community College

The Transition to a Four-Year School

Do you plan to begin your college studies at a two-year school? Perhaps you want to save money at a community college before pursuing a bachelor's degree. Or maybe you want to explore your career interests before committing to a four-year program.

No matter what the reason, attending a two-year school, or community college, is an excellent way to begin your college career. However, if you plan… Continue

Added by Dallas Tremaine Te'o on September 1, 2009 at 4:17pm — No Comments

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