Senior Bulletin, April 3, 2018

DIDN’T GET IN?  It’s Not the Worst Thing in the World!

HAVE CHOICES? MAKE GOOD ONES!

Here’s a quick video to help you understand your financial aid package: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z50sQYvrCuk

You Got Accepted – Now What?

HERE is lots of advice from professionals in different college-advising fields.

And HERE are 15 mistakes to avoid when choosing a college!

GET READY TO GO!

Many colleges require a final acceptance of their offer by May 1.  Be sure to check the date for all the schools that accepted you.  If you are still considering financial or other issues, you can ask for an extension.  Email the admissions office and explain your need for a few more weeks to reach a decision, but don’t take for granted that they will agree.

If your financial aid package does not quite meet your needs, you can try contacting the financial aid office of your chosen college and explain your situation.  They are sometimes able to increase your aid.

It is polite to write an email to the admissions office of colleges you are turning down – thank them for the offer and explain that you will be attending a different school (you don’t have to say which one!).

Take the time to thank your SLA teachers and advisers for their help, keep them posted about your decisions, and stay in touch!

FEDERAL LOANS

Check out the different types of Federal loans and make sure you are getting the type that is best for you and your family.

WHAT’S COLLEGE REALLY LIKE?

Our own SLA alumna Mia Weathers-Fowler shares with us her experiences at Yale University and some great advice about freshman year at college.

…AND CHECK OUT

8 Things to Know About College

IT’S OK TO TAKE A BREAK!

If you don’t feel ready for college, you can gain valuable insight and experience during a Gap Year. Consider a year of service or an adventure abroad.

Council for International Educational Exchange

CIEE offers worldwide opportunities, including programs in Language and Culture, Service and Leadership, and Global Discovery.  Scholarships are available; learn more at

Considering an alternative to college? Learn a trade and earn a college degree at  Williamson College of the Trades

THERE’S STILL TIME FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

MORE SCHOLARSHIPS

March/April 2018  UNCF Scholarships

April 1, 2018   America Fire Sprinkler Association

April 2, 2018 Hussain Scholarship

April 6, 2018  Beech Scholarship Fund

April 15, 2018 Dunkin’ Donuts $2,000 scholarships

April 16, 2018 Epsilon Delta Scholarship for Black Females

April 20, 2018 Schoolmen’s Club of Philadelphia 

April 30, 2018 Crouthamel Family Nursing Scholarship

May 2, 2018 Mervyn Sluizer Scholarship

May 18, 2018 Omin Scholarship for students accepted to Drexel College of Engineering.  See Ms. Hirschfield for details.

June 16, 2018 Lucid Software Tech Scholarship  

Other Scholarship Guidance Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

College Grants Data Base https://www.collegegrant.net/pennsylvania/

Various Deadlines – Scholarships for Women This website provides information on many different scholarships available for women, from freshmen in college to graduate school.

And Be Sure to Research Scholarships in Specific Colleges and Universities

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