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Written by: MyJia Brown, Rising Sophomore at Cleveland State University, FLI Program Participant I always dreamed of going to college. I never had a backup plan, because I knew to fulfill my dreams, college is where I would have to start. I always pictured being in the dorms, making new friends, sleeping in uncomfortable beds, running up...
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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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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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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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Nobody really likes to talk about money, but it’s a very necessary conversation to have with yourself, your parents, and your college financial aid officer. Don’t avoid talking about the costs of college because according to Forbes, as of 2020, the collective college debt in the US is $1.6 trillion! On a smaller scale, owing...
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After an unsettling spring and a strange start to summer in 2020, there are many unknowns about the fall semester for both incoming and existing college students. Depending on what college looks like for you in the upcoming months, I have some advice on how to cope with and navigate the coronavirus pandemic. There are...
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