August 2010

Finding Your Interests: A Few Ways to Get Started

August 31, 2010

Yesterday we started talking with Chablis about how to right the ship after you’ve realized you don’t want to pursue your chosen course of study and it’s already too late to change your major. We also discussed how surprisingly difficult it can be to discover what your own interests are. Today, as promised, we’ll take […]

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Too Late To Change Your Major. What Now?

August 30, 2010

Chablis is my cohort in journalism disillusionment. Degree in hand, she’s found that the profession just isn’t all it was cracked up to be way back when she started studying it. Now she’s struggling through a career she doesn’t like and looking for something better. Hi Josh, (tips hat)… Mornin’ ma’am. After ten long years […]

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Private Student Loans & No Cosigner?

August 27, 2010

Sarah’s almost done with school, but senior year is going to be brutal. Private student loans may be the answer, but she’s lacking a cosigner. I’ll let her tell the rest. I’m an undergrad college student, going into my senior year. I graduate next May & start applying to grad schools in December! Congrats! Up […]

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Claiming Independent On FAFSA: Can Anyone Do It?

August 26, 2010

Krista’s firmly in the financial aid dead zone. You might be there, too. Hey Josh, thanks for your blog! It has been the MOST helpful resource I’ve found. Thanks! I mean, you’re welcome! I am currently a senior in high school, and taking 2 classes at the local community college for dual credit. I want […]

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Private Student Loans: Should You Use Them?

August 25, 2010

All right, hombres y mujeres — today we’re going to talk about private student loans a little bit, since I promised you yesterday that we would. We left off yesterday with Marissa’s story of telling us about her college cutting her off from student loans because she’d already funded her cost of attendance. I advised […]

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Cost of Attendance: Can Your School Cut Off Your Student Loans?

August 24, 2010

Marissa’s a smart gal. She’s done her student loans homework and she knows how much she’s allowed to borrow from the federal government each year. She’s got kids to feed and bills to pay, and she’s counting on using those loans to do so. Problem is, well before she reached that point, her school has […]

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Outlaw Student: Getting Around The New Site

August 23, 2010

Welcome to the first post on the new site! I’m going to keep it brief today and give you a quick rundown on what’s new and how to get around, and then I’ll get back to my regular posting schedule tomorrow. 1) I decided to name the site OutlawStudent.com because I think it fits the […]

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O.C. Malcolm (4th Quarter, 2009)

August 23, 2010

O.C. Malcom Engineering Scholarship 4th Quarter, 2009 I was born in and still resides in Niger state with my Parents who are Indigenes of Imo State in Nigeria. But nevertheless I’m over agog coming to the awareness that my labour at the vain-yard of SFM is becoming a reality. With this great beginning, i vehemently […]

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Brett Smith (3rd Quarter, 2007)

August 20, 2010

3rd Quarter, 2007 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Brett Smith Cedarville University Because I plan to attend seminary after college, it would be very problematic if I graduated from college with significant debt. This scholarship could be one more link in the chain that will pull me up out of potential dept so that I […]

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Liz Kramer (1st Quarter, 2008)

August 20, 2010

1st Quarter, 2008 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Liz Kramer Empire State College My name is Elizabeth Kramer. I am a re-entry mentally challenged women enrolled at Empire State College Center for Distance Learning, to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Computer Information Systems. I am the mother of four, ages 22, 19, […]

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Eva Montes (2nd Quarter, 2007)

August 20, 2010

2nd Quarter, 2007 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Eva Montes UC-Berkeley I was born in Modesto, California and I am the first one out of my extended family to attend a 4-year university. I became interested in the sciences during high school when I was in the Health Careers Academy and took courses that embarked […]

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Zac Parkhill (3rd Quarter, 2008)

August 20, 2010

3rd Quarter, 2008 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Zac Parkhill Saint Vincent College Zac Parkhill is a senior marketing major at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. After marketing internships at Heinz and PNC the past two summers, he will be joining the IT Advisory practice of KPMG in Pittsburgh upon graduation. A Portion Of […]

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Joni Swenson (1st Quarter, 2006)

August 20, 2010

1st Quarter, 2006 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Joni Swenson University of Washington My career goal is to become a nurse in order to help improve the quality of health care provided to King County, Washington’s Latino community. My Spanish fluency, experience working with the Latino community and my zeal to attend to patients in […]

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Suriya Jayanti (2nd Quarter, 2006)

August 20, 2010

4th Quarter, 2006 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Suriya Jayanti Washington College of Law at American University My formal political coming of age, as I turned eighteen, took place in the shattered landscape of civil war-torn Lebanon. My experiences throughout the Middle East during the year and a half I spent there brought into sharp […]

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Corey Williams (4th Quarter, 2006)

August 20, 2010

4th Quarter, 2006 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Corey Williams University of Southern Maine My name is Corey Williams. I am a Junior at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. I will graduate next year at the ripe old age of 33 with a degree in Business Administration; Marketing concentration. The road I […]

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Shaun McMichael (3rd Quarter, 2006)

August 20, 2010

3rd Quarter, 2006 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Shaun McMichael Seattle Pacific University My name is Shaun Anthony McMichael. I’m a junior at Seattle Pacific University, majoring in psychology with a minor in creative writing. It’s an odd mix, some have said, but the two disciplines have proved to be complimentary. My studies in psychology, […]

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Travis Biggs (2nd Quarter, 2005)

August 20, 2010

2nd Quarter, 2005 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Travis Biggs University of Northern Iowa As a college student I know all too well the struggles of maintaining good study habits while balancing a work schedule. I participate in multiple religious activities as well, and juggling all these things together can be as much of a […]

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Kathy Miller (3rd Quarter, 2005)

August 20, 2010

3rd Quarter, 2005 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Kathy Miller University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Without a post secondary education my dream of being a nurse would never come to fruition. I firmly believe in the powerful message of Ecclesiastes 3:1 – that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. Throughout momentous, life-altering events […]

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Michelle Dunham (4th Quarter, 2005)

August 20, 2010

4th Quarter, 2005 Dale E. Fridell Scholarship Winner Michelle Dunham Sinte Gleska University, South Dakota Completion of a post-secondary program is important to me because I feel I have the effort and ability to finish what I originally started a few years ago. My first choice in careers was to graduate in the airline industry. […]

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April Morrison (4th Quarter, 2007)

August 20, 2010

4th  Quarter, 2007 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner April Morrison “This is my one and only life… and I want to be the best educator that I can be. Attaining my PhD. in early childhood/special education is my short term goal and helping as many people along the way is my life long goal. I feel […]

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Nicholas Latorre (1st Quarter, 2008)

August 20, 2010

1st Quarter, 2008 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner Nicholas Latorre “Hi, my name is Nicholas LaTorre. I am currently enrolled at Rider University as an English Literature and Secondary Education double major. I graduated from Pemberton Township High School where I was heavily involved. I was the Editor in Chief of the Yearbook, an editor of […]

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Lauren Royall (3rd Quarter, 2007)

August 20, 2010

3rd Quarter, 2007 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner Lauren Royall ” I’m Lauren Royall. I’m 24 and currently reside in Denver, Colorado with my boyfriend, Jack, and our two adorable cats, Toby and Victor. My mother was in the Air Force, so I was born on Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, and grew up on […]

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Aron Airall (3rd Quarter, 2008)

August 20, 2010

3rd Quarter, 2008 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner Aron Airall “Ty Cobb was considered one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game. And they asked the baseball scout, they said ‘It’s true you know you passed up Ty Cobb? You didn’t sign him up?’ And he said,’That’s true, I didn’t sign him […]

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Gayle Hansen (3rd Quarter, 2006)

August 20, 2010

3rd Quarter, 2006 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner Gayle Hansen A non-traditional student, Gayle is returning to school as part of the Addiction Studies (ADS) program at Diablo Valley College (DVC), in Pleasant Hill, California. “I am pursuing California certification as an Alcohol and Addiction Counselor, as well as completion of my Associate in Arts Degree […]

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Kimberlee McMillian (1st Quarter, 2007)

August 20, 2010

1st Quarter, 2007 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner Kimberlee McMillian “I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with honors in May of 2001 from California State University, Long Beach. I believe my story of debt really begins with graduation from college during that year. Up until that point, there were admirable and acceptable […]

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Chad Kaschube (2nd Quarter, 2007)

August 20, 2010

2nd Quarter, 2007 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner Chad Kaschube “My tremendous ambition to live a successful life is in part fueled by the medical obstacles that I have had overcome thus far. In my sophomore year of high school, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. Crohn’s is a chronic immune system disorder where the immune […]

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Anita Cucchiaro (2nd Quarter, 2006)

August 20, 2010

2nd Quarter, 2006 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner Anita Cucchiaro Anita Cucchiaro is currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at George Mason University with the ultimate goal of becoming a physician. She is also a married, full-time working mother of two young sons and a stepdaughter who is also attending GMU. While going to […]

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Lawrence Lee (2nd Quarter, 2005)

August 20, 2010

2nd Quarter, 2005 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner Lawrence Lee

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Latia Harper (3rd Quarter, 2005)

August 20, 2010

3rd Quarter, 2005 Recession Relief Scholarship Winner Latia Harper

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Ashley Logan (2nd Quarter, 2008)

August 20, 2010

2nd Quarter, 2008 Mesothelioma Memorial Scholarship Ashley Logan Ashley was raised in southern region of Wyoming. She develped an interest in animals of all sorts at a very young age. She became interested in animal rights when her puppy was diagnosed with a cogenital disease common to puppies born in puppy mills. She is active […]

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