Archives for February 2014

No Degree is Guaranteed to Succeed

It's an age-old conundrum for college students: Should they focus on technical skills or obtain a broader degree? Parents often guide their children toward a more "practical" degree in the sciences or business, thinking the job market will pay out higher in comparison to a liberal arts background. A liberal arts major has indeed gained the … [Read more...]

The 5th Annual Dare 2B Digital Conference for Young Women in Silicon Valley

In only a few short weeks the 2014 Dare 2B Digital Conference will commence. Its purpose is to give young women from 7th – 10th grade a taste of the widespread permeation of computer technology in our world today.  They’ll go over the basics of obtaining a future degree in computer science or electrical engineering. Featured in the event … [Read more...]

Attention High School Students: The Peninsula Writing Contest Wants Your Submissions!

Is your child a future Hemmingway, or just simply enjoys writing? Then get ready for the Peninsula Young Writers 4th Annual Writing Contest. If your potential author is enrolled in 9th – 12th grade and often plumbs the depths of their creativity by penning heroic adventure tales, well-composed song lyrics or even autobiographical narratives, … [Read more...]

February Newsletter 2014: Writing Contest, Merit Aid Restrictions, Senior Checklist & More

It's February! You may think it's too early to file your tax returns, but if you have a senior, there are reasons to take action as soon as possible. If you complete your income tax return and update your FAFSA before colleges send out award letters in March, you can expect a more accurate financial aid award offer from your colleges.  That way … [Read more...]

Merit Aid: Some Assembly (May Be) Required

Seniors: if you believe all colleges only require their application for consideration of merit aid, think again. If you’re unfamiliar with merit aid, it essentially grants students with funding stemming from academic or other achievements, such as an impressive GPA or recognized honors, not based upon financial need. It’s true that most … [Read more...]