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Interview with Monica Matthews: How You Can Win $100,000 in Scholarship Money

Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. When it comes to helping parents and students navigate the scholarship process, she truly has “been there, done that”– her step-by-step scholarship guide has taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars. I was lucky enough to get an interview with Monica Matthews and get some insights and updates on her scholarship findings. Thank you Monica for being so willing and thorough in

How To Have A Great College Tour Day

During my years in undergrad, I was a college tour guide, and I have helped 100+ students and parents tour my alma mater during my time as a tour guide. I loved being a guide, and it has given me invaluable experience about what makes a great college tour. So many students want to use their college tour days, but they don’t come with an adequate plan of what to do while on a college campus. Hopefully, all of this information will help you out as you plan your college tours throughout the year. 1. Prepare For Your Visit Going

Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality in Politics

One of the UN developmental goals is to achieve gender equality by 2030, including in politics. As an international body, the UN created the 2030 sustainable developmental goals for all nations inclusively. In the UN’s pursuit of these goals, it is recognized that these challenges are surmountable with unity and vigilance. Gender Equality sub-goal 5.5 reads: Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life Understanding the aims of this goal requires looking at what it entails, how it is connected to the other sub-goals of gender

University of North Carolina Receives Duke Energy Grant for Wetlands

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is the newest recipient of a Duke Energy Water Resources Fund grant to construct two new wetlands on campus. Duke Energy’s grant which totals over $46,000 will go towards the wetland construction, which will be built on on their campus in March of 2017. According to a press release, the wetlands will help improve the water quality and biotic diversity on UNCG’s campus, as well as provide many educational and research opportunities for students and faculty. The eventual construction of the wetlands was one of the main focuses of the university’s Wetlands

Facebook to Filter Out Fake News In Support of Quality Journalism

“With great power comes great responsibility.” With a plethora of information and sharing options available at our fingertips today, it’s become more difficult than ever to distinguish credible news from hoaxes and propaganda. That opinions are accepted as facts is unfortunate, that rumors published as reports unacceptable. Noting the seriousness of misinformation and news illiteracy in our generation, Facebook has committed to “getting this right.” Back in December 2016, Facebook announced that its users will be able to report a potential fake story by clicking on the upper right-hand corner of a post. The disputed story would then be sent to third-party fact-checking sites like Factcheck.org, PolitiFact.org, and Snopes.com, and,

The Best Methods to Stay Organized in University

Organization can either make or break your semester. If you have organization habits in place, you will know when due dates are coming up and better equip yourself for success. In order to stay on track during my semester, I always organize my syllabuses and supplies before the semester, plan my tasks weekly, and keep my tasks and notes organized daily. Here are some tried and tested tips that I have used to help me stay organized and stay on track in university! At the beginning of the semester Get Your Supplies in Order Although it may seem obvious, scrambling

Facebook Partners with 17 Universities to Advance Hardware Technology

Facebook’s Building 8 research team has signed a deal with 17 universities to advance hardware development. The Sponsored Academic Research Agreement (SARA), led by Regina Dugan, will “make it easier and faster for B8 to work with university researchers, not in the 9-12 months that’s typically required, but within weeks.” As noted on their Facebook page, Building 8 “is focused on building new hardware products to advance mission of connecting the world.” With the 17 universities already on board with the SARA, it appears that Facebook is on their way to building a world class team.   The schools

Have a 3.0+ GPA? These 22 scholarships will be a breeze for you!

If you have a grade point average of 3.0 (or higher), you qualify for the below 22 scholarships. If you don’t meet the grade requirement, or if you don’t want to do too much work, no worries – you can apply to these easy scholarships. ⇣ Click on the images below to see the full details about each scholarship! ⇣ Courage to Grow Scholarship – $500 – Apply every month Do  you think you deserve a scholarship? What makes you deserving? Courage to Grow wants to know why – a good answer can get you $500. You can apply every month. You must have

5 FAFSA Tips To Keep You Sane This Winter

It’s December, which means that most students are starting to stress out about financial aid and the FAFSA, if you haven’t started already. There were some pretty big shakeups in the FAFSA this year and the purpose of this article is to give you the five things I have learned about the FAFSA after dealing with it for the six years I have been in college and graduate school thus far. Hopefully these tips will help you whether you are a first year FAFSA completer or someone who has completed it multiple times and just needs a refresher. 1. Start Early

25 Scholarships That Reward You for Making the World a Better Place

The motive for doing good should always be pure (i.e. you shouldn’t expect something in return), but a little bit of incentive never hurts! Below are 25 scholarships that reward you for doing good. Do good and win money for college! ⇣ Click on each of the images below to see the full details about the scholarship! ⇣ #ShareTheGoals Scholarship – $10,000 – Monthly Winners Plus A Grand Winner The University Network believes that all students and educators should be aware of the Sustainable Development Goals, and thus have created this scholarship. You have to create a video or an infographic, or write an

How To Keep Up With News In Your Academic Discipline

Whether you are interested in sociology or public relations, staying on top of news and research in your discipline is crucial. Today I am going to be sharing five things you can do right now to make keeping up with news in your discipline a million times easier. I. Get On Social Media A lot of people use social media to look at cat videos and funny memes, but social media is increasingly used by academics in your field. I am a member of the American Sociological Association, and recently, there has been a big push to get academics on

5 Ways to Detach Yourself from Social Media

We all know the downside of social media— namely that it makes people feel alienated rather than connected, thereby betraying its own name. We are well aware that social media has the power to negatively impact our thoughts, emotions, and desires– it can cloud our visions and perspectives, distorting our view of “reality”; it can create false fears and magnify our insecurities, making FOMO a major driving force; it can make our attention span as short as our tolerance level. But living in the 21st century, it’s almost impossible to avoid or abstain from social media completely. That’s why “quitting”

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