Tips on how to get academic scholarships

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Tips on how to get academic scholarships

Let's talk a little bit about academic scholarships. The Ivy League or super selective colleges, Stanford, Duke and a couple of others, they do not typically offer merit academic scholarships. However, there are a number of private schools that have large endowments that do offer merit scholarships. If your child is in the top 25 percent of the applicant pool at those schools, they could receive an academic scholarship. The schools are able to boost their rankings by attracting smart students with high GPAs. Everyone is interested in the US News and World college rankings. The colleges say they don't care, but they are interested. One of the ways they do that is by enrolling smart students with strong scores. If you happen to be one of those, it's a way to get yourself a merit scholarship.
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Susan Eiges Hansen

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Susan Eiges Hansen, president of Hansen College Strategies, is an Independent College Counselor based in Santa Monica, California. Since 2007, Sue has been committed to helping students both in California and throughout the United States navigate the college admissions process and develop optimal strategies for college placement. Sue began her practice working with student-athletes and experienced so many successful placements that she frequently received requests to work with all types of students. She has since expanded her practice and welcomes all students who are seeking knowledgeable and comprehensive college planning. Sue received her Bachelors degree from the University of Florida and Masters from California State University Northridge. She has her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California at Irvine and stays up to date with trends in higher education by attending several college counseling conferences per year. Sue is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling) and an Associate member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association). She is a frequent contributor to various higher education and college admissions websites as an author, panelist, and blogger and regularly presents seminars and talks for students and families about preparing for college. Prior to launching her college counseling career, Sue worked for twenty years at three major hospitals in the Los Angeles area as a program director, medical educator, and research librarian. Sue is the parent of two recent college graduates. Her older daughter graduated from the University of Virginia and her younger daughter from Stanford.

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