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The Scholarship Shark Podcast | College Admissions & Financial Aid
15 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
169: Recommendation Letters FAQs/Scholarship Binder
I’ve received many great questions about college recommendation letters. It’s in your best interest to get the best possible letter. Here’s how to get started!
14 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
168: How Colleges Respond During a Crisis/Creating Your Scholarship Tracker
14 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
167: Choosing A College When You Don't Know Your Major/Organizing Scholarships By Deadlines
While there’s nothing wrong with being undeclared, it does mean you have to ask yourself slightly different questions when you’re choosing a university. In this episode, Pam talks about what to do when choosing a college whey you don't know your major. In the scholarship segment, Pam shares tips on getting organized by deadlines.
22 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
166: Personality Test in College Planning/Coca Cola Scholarship
Students make major life decisions about where to go to college and what to do when they get there, without ever having spent time learning about themselves to make informed decisions. In today's episode, Pam talks about how personality tests can be used in the college admissions process. In the scholarship segment, Pam talks about the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship.Links mentioned:Free Personality Test https://www.16personalities.com/Coca Cola Scholarship https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
12 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
165: College Application Month/Horatio Alger Scholarship
This month, states all over the U.S. are sponsoring free College Application Month events where students and families can get help with the application process. In this episode, Pam talks about College Admission Month what it is and how you can participate. In our scholarship segment, Pam talks about the Horatio Alger Scholarship.Links mentioned:https://equityinlearning.act.org/acac/states/https://scholars.horatioalger.org/
9 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
164: How to Stand Out on Applications/Community Service Scholarships
11 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
163: Don't Rush to Complete the FAFSA/What Scholarship Judges Want
10 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
162: Homework Help/Gates Scholarships
18 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
161: Extracurricular Activities During A Pandemic
19 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
160: What Should I Look For In A College
Are you wondering what to look for in a college? In today’s episode, I am going to talk about factors to consider when choosing a college. In our scholarship segment, I am going to talk about how to find institutional scholarships.
17 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
159: Planning for Students in the 9th, 10th, and 11th-Grade
Seven things that every college-bound high school students should plan for in their academic year.Learn more about College Admissions Academy
18 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
158: Interview with SAT Expert Mary Lanni
14 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
157: Test-Optional Policies and Practices
10 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
156: FREE SAT and ACT Test Prep Materials
15 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
155: When Can I Take the SAT Test?
9 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
154: Scholarships for Student Activists
This is part 2 of two-part mini-series. In last week's episode, I talked about what student activism is. In today's episode, I share a few scholarships for students who are activists or involved in their communities.Links Mentioned:Episode 153 College Admissions Academy
12 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
153: Student Activism
Do you have a teen interested in student activism? In today's episode, I'm going to talk about the history of student activism. Why colleges welcome it and how your team can get involved.Join the College Admissions Academy Group Coaching Program
14 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
152: Should I Talk About COVID-19 In My College Essay?
The Common App has added a special “Additional Information” optional essay about how COVID-19 has impacted you. Should you write this extra essay? And if so, what should you talk about?Links:Natural Disasters Cannot Stop You from Applying to CollegeJoin College Admissions Essay Bootcamp
20 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
151: Tackling the Common App
Today’s episode is part 1 of a 2 part mini-series on Tackling the Common App. Today I’m giving an overview of the Common App and the Common App essay and next week the COVID-19 question that is appearing for the first time on the common app. If your student has not already started on their Common App essay, now is the time. Links Mentioned: College Essay Bootcamp for Class of 2021Common App Activities
20 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
150: Start Here
This is our 150th episode! If you are new to our podcast, then this is a good episode to get started. In this episode, I talk aboutAbout PamCore topics and themes in this podcastWhere to get startedCore Topics such as The Four Types of Financial Aid Do you have a student graduating in 2021 or 2022? Then learn more about College Admissions Academy.
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