June 2021 Newsletter
Summer Resources (High School)
I hope you're spending a lot of time off the screen and that you don't see this email for a while! Still, I wanted to share some summer resources. I also recommend that you check out the Redford Library to find some fun summer reading. GoodReads is another great resource to find good books.
Rising 9th and 10th-graders
Explore colleges with 800+ lists: Curious about what colleges have to offer? Use this fun online, searchable database from CollegeXpress, which covers everything from academic environments to school spirit.
Social media cleanup: This is a good time to clean up your social media profiles. If you have any questionable photos or language, delete them now before you start your college search in earnest.
How to Create a College List (with tracking spreadsheet): Prepare to finalize your college list. Once you do, create a second spreadsheet with deadlines for applications, and scholarships, number of required recommendations, testing policies, etc.
Things Students of Color Should Know When Applying to College: Listen to this solid advice spanning the college search, financial aid, and how to advocate for yourself in the process.
Tips for Planning a College Visit: Make a plan to visit a couple schools based on your college research, if you’re able. If getting to the campuses isn’t possible, learn as much as you can online via virtual information sessions.
Get organized and kick off your application process: Research the admission requirements and deadlines for schools on your list, and create a spreadsheet to organize information.
How to write a successful Common App Activities List/How to write a college resume: Learn more about these pieces of the application process.
How to use the Common App Additional Information Section: Find out why this optional section can be one of the most important aspects of your application. And think about whether you want to answer the optional COVID related question.
If you’ve excelled academically despite financial challenges, consider applying to QuestBridge or the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program, and check in with your counselor on the Posse Foundation nomination process.
Create a spreadsheet of all usernames and passwords: Keep important login information here for college applications, applicant portals, and scholarships.
I look forward to seeing all of you "IRL" in September!
2021-22 Eagle Scholars Orientation Video
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The South Redford Eagle Scholars Program
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