Lake Forest College 2011 Essay Requirements

Lake Forest CollegeThis year Lake Forest College outdoes itself with 15 essay requirements, many of which are multi-part and multi-page.

For example, the requirement for the Buchanan Social Justice Scholarship requires applicants to address all of these points:

  • What social justice issues are of concern to you and how you are personally involved in addressing those concerns?
  • What leadership position have you held within a social justice organization?
  • Have you attended a local, national, or international conference focused on a social justice issue? If yes, please share more about what you experienced.
  • Have you received any awards or recognition relative to your involvement in social justice issues?
  • Student leaders at Lake Forest often effect change and leave a legacy from their contribution to the College community. As you look forward to your educational experience at Lake Forest, what social justice issue will you champion and how will you effect change within our community or the world at large?

It might look like a lot of work at first, but using College Essay Organizer can be a shortcut to money you didn't know was there.

Each year we comb school websites not just for primary application requirements, but also for optional, department-specific, honors, and scholarship essays. Your College Essay Organizer Essay RoadMap can be your map to extra achievement, not to mention cold hard cash.

Posted in Specific College | Comments Off on Lake Forest College 2011 Essay Requirements

How To Find Money For College

Money for college - everywhere

Okay, maybe finding scholarships isn't quite like this, but it's CLOSE.

There are a lot of things on most students' minds as the deadlines for enrollment approach, not least among them the increasing cost of a university education in America.

For those of you unsure of how you're going to be paying for college (or for those parents in the audience), remember that the number of scholarships, fellowships, and diversity-based grants are higher than ever before.

Shaking the money tree effectively amounts to these three things:

  • Do your homework. What groups do you belong to? What are your special interests? Your favorite sports, hobbies, even your hometown can be qualifications for money you didn't even know was out there.
  • Creatively apply, and apply often. Your goal when applying in any competitive field is to stand out on your own and be memorable. No better way to do that than to insist on a creative, clear, inventive approach in your writing that stays specific to the money source you are applying to.
  • Apply often. Don't just stop at one or two. Spread it around, like you did with your college apps. You never know which one will hit, or how many.

Scholarships are out there if you seek them aggressively. And be sure to start with college essay organizer - we've diligently tracked down the scholarship opportunities schools present on their own applications and websites, so take advantage of them. Just because an essay isn't required doesn't mean it's bad for you.

Posted in College Admissions Tips | Comments Off on How To Find Money For College

More On How To Pick Your University Acceptance Letter

Soon, young stallion.

College is close, young stallion. Very close indeed.

Yesterday we talked about where to seek out advice on which college to attend when your acceptance letters amount to an embarrassment of riches. One of the primary factors for students with multiple options is always cost. But make sure not to just look at the retail price of your college education (hello, sticker shock) - keep in mind the many possible sources of third-party money, not to mention the increase in your potential income over the professional life a more prestigious education may buy you.

There are many sources on the web (College Essay Organizer among them) that will help you find scholarship, fellowship, grant, and work-study opportunities to offset the increasingly intimidating cost of higher education. If you're able to begin work before you arrive at school and spread your applications far and wide, you may be surprised at the breadth of the resources out there. CEO's database of questions includes not only optional, departmental, and program-specific questions, but also scholarship, fellowship, and honors essays that can often result in free (as in really free) money for college. In many cases, those scholarships are renewable for the entire length of your stay at the university.

When you couple those opportunities with the fact that the education you're buying can pay dividends later on, often times the difference in quality of your more selective diploma can pay for itself. Think long term! It's not easy, especially at the end of your senior year, but it can really make a difference.

Posted in College Admissions Tips | Comments Off on More On How To Pick Your University Acceptance Letter

Using CEO to Find Scholarships And Departments For College

One of the hidden benefits (which we've tried here on CEO blog to keep not-so-hidden) is that the Essay QuickFinder and Essay RoadMap tools will help you find department-specific and scholarship essays you didn't even know existed.

If we take a look at this simple example, the Essay RoadMap finds 9 requirements that can be answered with just 3 pieces of writing. But if you read on, you'll see that even this small selection of colleges brings with it 49 departmental and scholarship essay prompts. 49! And almost none of these questions appear on the Common App.

Searching For Free Money With CEO

Seeing these prompts will doubtlessly set you off towards programs and, in many cases, opportunities for free money that you might have overlooked.

Use College Essay Organizer To Find Money For College

Find Money For College With College Essay Organizer
By using College Essay Organizer’s Essay QuickFinder and Essay RoadMap services, you'll be told about scholarship opportunities you didn't even know were there!

Our extensive database of scholarship essays is delivered along with your regular essay questions at no extra cost! This is especially helpful with large state schools. With so many programs and special departments, these universities give you countless chances at scholarship money, but most students don’t know where to find it.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Davidson College has 7 scholarship essays
  • Texas A&M has 5 scholarship essays
  • The University of Kentucky has 10 scholarship essays

And better yet, College Essay Organizer saves you time. We’ve compiled an extensive list of the essay opportunities out there for all types of scholarships:

  • Merit-based
  • Need-based
  • Demographic-based
By letting College Essay Organizer deliver your essay questions, you'll find out about opportunities others may have overlooked and save the hours it takes to dig for those scholarship dollars.

Put it this way: for a few bucks now, you can save thousands of dollars in the years ahead.

Ready to get started? Click here to get your essay questions now for as little as $2!

Use the promo code scholar123 and get a 50% discount!