Author: Wendy Nelson

A Full Ride Scholarship to Harvard: One Parent’s Story

Last week, I wrote about who gets free tuition to an Ivy League school in Can You Get Free Ivy League Tuition?  This week, in keeping with the same topic, I want to share some insight from a parent whose son

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Can You Get Free Ivy League Tuition?

Some families can get free ivy league tuition.  This isn’t as widely known as it should be.  Ivy league schools, and many of the other “top tier” colleges, have huge endowments and offer excellent financial aid programs. First, let me be

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5 Tips for Winning Private Scholarships

Winning private scholarships is a great way for your student to supplement his or her college funds. Private Scholarships are scholarships offered by private businesses, organizations and foundations, not scholarships offered by colleges themselves. Private scholarships can be merit-based, need-based,

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Is Sophomore Year Too Early To Start A College Search?

Is Sophomore year too early to start a college search?  There are varying opinions on this.  I could argue either way with respect to actually starting the search for potential colleges in earnest.  However, there are definitely Sophomore year college

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Best Resources for Athletic Recruiting

The best resources for athletic recruiting vary from athletic recruiting service websites to school sites and other sites that compile athletic recruiting information.  Of course athletic recruiting services are there to convince you to spend money on their service, but

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Best College Search Resources for 2017

Looking for the best college search resources to help you and your student figure out a plan for applying to colleges?  Here is my roundup of the best college search resources to use in 2017. CollegeData Website – CollegeData is a

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Best College Search Websites To Find Potential Colleges

The best college search websites to find potential colleges are the ones that are most flexible with how you can search. Most college search websites all allow you to search by the following: Location (State, Region or Miles From Home)

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College Search Tips for Juniors

Now is a good time to share college search tips for juniors in high school.  The seniors should be past the college search process and in the midst of the college application process.  It is time then for juniors to

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The College Search for Athletes

The college search for athletes is usually different than for non-athletes, but a similar search process can be followed.  I’m going to share tips for how to help a student athlete who wants to play sports in college kick off his or

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Why I Charge For The Full Scholarship List

Why I charge for the Full Scholarship List … I didn’t plan on writing a post about this, but lately I have felt like I needed to. If you have read my About Me page, you already know that I

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