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STEM Scholarships for Homeschoolers

STEM Scholarships for Homeschoolers
Scholarships abound for STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Tracie wrote on Facebook: "Lee, When is the best time to start applying for scholarships, of any kind? What about the essays, any tips/hints? How many should you apply for?"Tracie, many private scholarships like this are available junior year, but most are for senior year in high school, starting the summer before senior year. Scholarships from colleges are something you apply to when you apply to the...
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We Got a Scholarship!

We Got a Scholarship!
Here is the thing about February and March.  It's the months when homeschooling is the most difficult.  The doldrums set in, and life seems more tedious. But for me, early spring is my FAVORITE time of year!  That's when all my seniors start hearing about admission and scholarships!  Although deadlines for admission are often much later in the spring, the early bird gets the worm!  Those who applied earlier in the fall are now reaping the...
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Hi Lee, That's excellent. The truth at least for me is that most of the home-schooled students I know are incredibly smart and ha... Read More
Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:35
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February is a Difficult Homeschool Month

February is a Difficult Homeschool Month
February is a difficult month for homeschooling.  The days are long and dark, and the weather may not always be cooperative.  Public schools often plan breaks and vacation days for this time of year because it's SO easy to get burned out.Hang on!  Don't give up!  It will get better soon, and spring is almost here!  What you are doing every day with your children is so important.  One day you will look back and be...
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How Do You Decide Between Colleges?

How Do You Decide Between Colleges?
When you have multiple college offers with wonderful scholarships, how do you decide between colleges?Here are two methods. First, you can develop a chart and compare each college.  Make sure that comparison includes "your dollars out of pocket each year of college" as your only financial comparison, because there are too many variables to compare any other numbers.The second method is the livability test.  Where does your student want to live for the next four years? ...
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Eagle Scout Scholarship

Eagle Scout Scholarship
If you have an eagle scout that is a high school senior or older, perhaps they can fill out this application for a college scholarship this week!Eagle Scout NESA Merit Scholarships Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2011. This application is only for the Hall/McElwain and Robert and Rebecca Palmer merit scholarships for Eagle Scouts. The number of  scholarships awarded varies annually depending on the funds available. Recipients are chosen based on Scouting participation, character, and...
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Four Homeschool High School Advantages

Four Homeschool High School Advantages
A few summers ago my two sons graduated together from homeschool high school. They were both invited to compete in an all day full-tuition scholarship competition at their first choice university.  108 students competed for those ten full-tuition scholarships, Two of the winners were homeschoolers.  Both were mine. I found myself wondering, "How did that happen?" I believe we received scholarships because of four advantages: curriculum, SAT preparation, documentation, and character. These advantages are available to...
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Monday, 10 January 2011 01:40
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College Tuition and New Car "Sticker Price"

College Tuition and New Car "Sticker Price"
I have said it so many times, it almost seems like a cliche, "College tuition is like buying a car - hardly anyone pays the sticker price."   I felt strangely satisfied to see almost those exact words from the University of Washington President in our Seattle Newspaper: ANYONE who has ever gone car shopping knows that the price you see on the sticker is rarely the price you pay. The same can be said of college...
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I'm glad this is still true! It was always my contention that private schools offer more, not only in scholarships, but educationa... Read More
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 14:28
Guest — Mrs. JS
Thank you for this. My family have started the journey of high school and we are already seeing into colleges that will be a good... Read More
Monday, 01 February 2010 11:19
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Are Scholarships Available to Older Students?

Are Scholarships Available to Older Students?
Are scholarships available for students in their twenties? How long are SAT and ACT scores considered valid for scholarships and college admission?~ KimDear Kim,Scholarships ARE available for students in their twenties!  There are two kinds of scholarships, merit scholarships based on some characteristic of your students (high grades, or a particular skill or gift.)  There are also need-based scholarships, based on income.  Some students may be considered independent adults, even though we still view them as "children"...
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Homeschoolers and College Scholarship Competitions

Homeschoolers and College Scholarship Competitions
Colleges love homeschool students, and they love to give scholarships to homeschoolers.  Sometimes those scholarships will require extra effort.  Judy asked me about College Interviews:We have homeschooled since 5th grade.  My son has been accepted at the University with the President's Scholarship (hooray!) which is $17,000 per year.  On Feb 7th, he will be interviewed for the Full Tuition Scholarship. Only 5 of the 100 interviewed will receive it. Do you have suggestions for the kinds...
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How to Make a Scholarship Notebook!

How to Make a Scholarship Notebook!
Laura asks:  Wow, this is my first time to blog and I'm not sure what I am doing. Hopefully this is how & what I am supposed to do. Here's my question. I was at the Cascadia college fair where you showed a thick notebook which you had with many dividers. This notebook was a filing system used for researching scholarships and keeping track of stuff. I am wondering if you can tell me what the...
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"Out of the Box" Scholarships

"Out of the Box" Scholarships
Are you worried about the cost of college?  Consider this; you could find a college that's FREE!  Look outside the box a bit, and search for a college that is the perfect fit for your student.  Look at this college for example: The University of Alabama.  One their website, they explain that a high GPA and high SAT scores will receive full tuition IF they apply by the deadline.  Here is the link.  Read about the...
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I can't wait to see how it ends up Renee! This is so exciting! Blessings, Lee
Friday, 31 October 2008 05:22
Guest — Renee
Right now the public ones are cheaper. I think Catholic monks only have so much money to give away. But Madeleine has also been wo... Read More
Friday, 31 October 2008 03:36
Guest — Lee
Thanks, Renee! Keep me updated! Are you able to compare the cost of public vs. private colleges? Or do you not have all the inf... Read More
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 14:53
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A Dirty Little Secret about Free College Scholarships

A Dirty Little Secret about Free College Scholarships
One mother asked me about scholarships.  Sometimes people think our full tuition scholarship means that college is free for us - it isn't!  We still have to pay for room and board, books and supplies.  The good news is that even when you get a full tuition scholarship, you can get other awards as well.I have one son who gets engineering scholarships, and another that gets economics & business scholarships.  They also both got small awards...
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The Five Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School

The Five Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School
Hi everyone,I just published a 5 part mini-course about "The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School."  It captures some of the most important lessons I've learned in homeschooling my own children through high school and helping other parents succeed as well.  These five short lessons will provide an overview to help you stay on track as you think through high school issues with your student.  Whether you are already into the high school...
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Thank you, Robin! I appreciate the encouragement. Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 30 September 2008 15:13
Guest — Robin E.
Thank you so much for this, Lee. I've read lesson 1 and all I can say is "right on". I'm sending the link to our entire homeschool... Read More
Tuesday, 30 September 2008 14:35
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Need some serious help affording college?

Need some serious help affording college?
I don't know if this will apply to your situation at ALL, but Baylor University has an ROTC Scholarship for Christian College, and they love homeschoolers.  When you join ROTC, you can study aviation, medicine, science, engineering, law, space, business, etc.  They offer huge scholarships, including a full scholarship, but others as well.  Students also get $900 per year for books, and a $300-500 per MONTH stipend - which means you can spend it any way...
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[...] study... Need more help homeschooling high school? Check out http://www.TheHomeScholar.com to learn more. http://www.TheHome... Read More
Thursday, 11 September 2008 19:09
Guest — becky
I have heard that Berea College in Kentucky is free.
Thursday, 11 September 2008 17:17
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