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Full college scholarships for high-achieving, low-income students

August 24, 2014 Leave a comment

High-achieving students should have the chance to attend one of the country’s best colleges, regardless of their family’s financial situation.

That’s the principle behind the QuestBridge National College Match program, which seeks to send excellent students from low-income homes to elite colleges. Students choose their top schools from among more than 30 highly respected universities, including Amherst, Dartmouth, Brown, Emory, MIT, Princeton and Stanford. The schools review the applicants, and if a match is made, the student will receive a full scholarship. If a match isn’t made, the student will still be considered by all participating universities and may receive significant financial aid.

The application deadline is Sept. 26, 2014, and the application process is pretty involved, so don’t wait if this program is a fit for a high-school senior you know.

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GSU Saturday School fall sessions, downtown and in Forsyth County

August 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Registration has opened for the first fall session of Georgia State University Saturday School.

The 2014 Fall A session will begin Sept. 13. Classes are held on five consecutive Saturdays in the mornings and afternoons on the GSU campus, with a variety of topics in science, math, art, and more.

Saturday School also will continue its newly established satellite program at Lambert High School in Suwanee. Registration for classes at that location “opens soon,” according to the Saturday School web site.

Saturday School is open to children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The program is geared toward students who have been identified as gifted by their school, but kids who haven’t been formally identified can be granted provisional enrollment for one year.

The registration deadline for downtown campus classes is Sept. 6. If you register prior to August 14, you will receive a 10 percent discount.

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