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Congratulations Frame My Future Honorable Mentions

Featuring Honorable Mentions 1-8 A seven-month entry period had gone by, and over 3,300 entries later...a team of "Frame My Future" Scholarship administrators had to start narrowing down the amazing work. As a member of this team, we somehow (as impossible as it might have seemed at some points) had to select 24 finalists.  Based on extensive criteria and multiple selection stages, our "Frame My Future" Team chose a collection of 54 entries that the entire company's employees would then vote on.&n ...

Selecting 24 Frame My Future Scholarship Finalists

The "Frame My Future" Scholarship entries were laid out in the conference room on the big table in the middle of the room and on the long credenza against the wall as if part of a tasty buffet with all the trimmings.  It was a true feast for the eyes.  Employees of Church Hill Classics voted throughout the day last Thursday and Friday to determine the 24 finalists that would be up for public voting between April 15 and May 15.   Now it wi ...

10 Private Universities

That Are More Affordable Than You Think Many young adults feel intimidated by Private School's prices and avoid applying to them, but some of the most prestigious schools are more affordable than you might think. According to The Princeton Review  and USA Today the top "10 Best Valued Private Colleges for 2009" are: 1) Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa. This university is dedicated to accepting the brightest individuals without price being ...

Financial Hope for Students?

Financially, everyone knows, our country is a mess. Is there anything a student can do?  With Wall Street and the banking situation still in flux, and with the housing market in an unbelievable slump, businesses on the downturn, and unemployment up, it’s more important than ever for students to take steps to help themselves as much as possible. Making things even more tenuous for students is that now more lenders are dropping student loans. Several months before everything really fell apart, ...

Saving for College

Saving for college is a big task for parents to take on. The price of college tuition keeps rising at an overwhelming rate that can be hard for most people to keep up with. "If prices keep rising at the current rate, students who don't receive any grants will most likely pay more than $115,000 to reach graduation day. Those who do receive scholarships or other assistance will most likely pay about $87,000. Thirty years ago, when the total sticker price of a ...

No Sucker Left Behind

When considering a university to attend, the one thing that usually does not cross your mind is, "Am I being scammed??" In Marc Scheer's new book, No Sucker Left Behind, he explains how many schools are ripping off students and how there is something you can do about it. The book starts off with tackling the top 10 myths about college: 1) A college degree is worth about $1 million (or more) over a lifetime. 2) College graduates are fi ...

Top Paying Jobs

With the economy acting the way it is, finding a well paying job is essential.  It can be difficult to predict the future and what will happen next in the job market; however it looks like the trends of this year are going to continue into the next. So, what were the top paying jobs in the United States in 2008? The highest paying jobs were mostly dominated by the medical field; according to Forbes: "The top nine places are occupied by various sorts ...

How's the Proofing?

Getting ready to submit your writing Last week, I emphasized - check over your writing!  For our Frame My Future Scholarship contest in particular, we want your essays to be in tip top shape. Always check for typos, capitalization, punctuation and grammatical errors before submitting your essay. This advice is worthwhile for any type of writing -  resumes, school papers, applications to colleges, reports for work, blogs, etc. So, I created a ...

New Year's Wish for You - An Exceptional Essay

Do you want to start the New Year off right?   This is my New Year's wish for you concerning our "Frame My Future" Scholarship contest.  Before you send your essay to us, it's very, very important to remember this...make sure it's free of mistakes.  So edit your entire essay.  Yes, look the whole thing over.  Use your spellcheck feature, but also read it through with your own eyes. Ask a friend or two, your mom, or another ...

News Post

College Education Check out these articles I found from the past few days on how expensive it really is getting to receive a college education!!! And do you live in a state with the cheapest college? 49 States Flunk College Affordability Test Which State Has the Cheapest Colleges? And for those of you who are currently in school, I know it's getting real close to final time! I hope you like tuna…it might help you with your survival through finals week.  Good Luck!!!! Brain Fo ...

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