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You’re probably wondering what “household inventory scholarships” are and how you can apply for them, so I’ll get right to it! Think about the stores you buy food, clothing, and other products from. Examples could be McDonald’s, Target, Walmart, Abercrombie, Shell, P&G, etc. These stores and brands often have scholarships available that you may not...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought online classes and e-learning to the forefront of the educational landscape. Perhaps, in your experience, it has been more convenient for your busy life to attend online classes and it may be something you’re considering long-term. For example, this decision may be convenient for your work schedule. In-person college courses...
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Brian Herrera, a Chicago Math and Science Academy former student, became a Dreamer when he graduated from high school. However, he still couldn’t receive state and federal financial aid and could only afford to attend a community college. Brian was frustrated by the lack of resources and financial support in his quest to get a...
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Written by: Mariana Perez, Junior at Harold Washington College – City College of Chicago, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) I remember in high school we had guest speakers who would talk about their careers and how they got there. They would tell us what school they went to,...
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Being a college student isn’t easy. You’re still adapting to young adult life, a new environment, difficult classes, and different expectations from high school. You may have read our blog post on “How to Budget in College” or our budgeting advice compilation article, but this post is a bit more abstract than the others. This...
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The semester may be winding down for most colleges, but the pandemic is still part of our daily lives no matter where you live. Unfortunately, COVID-19 will continue into the new year as well and its effects are being felt in every possible way. College students have been impacted in many different ways and only...
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Written by: Tayyaba Hanif, Senior at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), FLI Program Participant The Fall 2020 semester has been the most hectic semester in my entire college career. Not only are we in the middle of a global pandemic, but students are expected to create quality work remotely. This can be both a...
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You may have seen our posts about #GivingTuesday, which is a global invitation for everyone to give back to their communities in one way or another. In terms of Future Institute, you can give back by supporting a college student’s future in the following ways: Become a mentor Sponsor a student (or more) Become a...
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It’s safe to say that many people are getting sick and tired of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. This is called “pandemic fatigue” and it’s a real phenomenon. The abrupt and seemingly endless changes that the pandemic has brought about is like other “kinds of health-related behavior changes — including increasing physical activity, eating healthy, and decreasing...
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During a normal year, Halloween might be one of the first party holidays at most colleges; but with social distancing restrictions in most states and strict rules on campus, college students might feel hopeless about celebrating Halloween. Since most college students aren’t interested in trick-or-treating, having house parties are a common method of celebrating the...
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