Hands-On Lab: Finding Funding for A College Education - November 6 & 7

Wed. & Thurs. November 6-7, 2013 |7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Pittsfield Branch: Training Center

This event is intended for teens (grade 9 and up) and adults

UM Foundations and Grants Librarian Dr. Karen Downing and French Studies Librarian, Jennifer Bonnet present a workshop for high schoolers, their parents, and anyone seeking funding for college.

Learn about a variety of specialized Web resources, how to articulate a plan of study, identify potential funders, and apply for relevant educational grants.

We will also compare free Web resources and subscription-based services (U-M pays the subscription and provides free access). Participants will have time to search for scholarships during the session.

College Night: Solving the College Admissions Puzzle

Wednesday September 25, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 9 and up).

For those involved in the college selection process, it's AADL's 7th annual College Night with the co-authors of "Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families About College Selection, Essay Writing, and High-Stakes Testing"- Community High's college prep counselor John Boshoven; Debbie Merion, the founder of Essay Coaching; and performance coach Geraldine Markel.

Learn about the college selection and application process: Part 1: Finding the College that Fits; Part 2: Applying to College: Those Pesky Essays; Part 3: Applying to College: Those Pesky Tests.

This event will include a book signing with copies of the book available for purchase.

National Federation of the Blind of Michigan 2013 Scholarship Program

The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan is pleased to offer two scholarships in the amount of $500 to outstanding blind college students in the state of Michigan. Scholarship winners will be required to attend the entire state convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan, and participate in all activities sponsored by the Michigan Association of Blind Students. This convention will take place October 18-20, 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. All convention expenses including transportation, hotel accommodations, and registration will be provided as part of this scholarship. All application materials must be submitted by Sept. 6, 2013, and winners will be notified by Sept. 27. If you have questions or would like an application contact Terri Wilcox at 734-663-4050 or trising@sbcglobal.net.

Hands-On Lab: Find Funding for a College Education

Monday, October 29 OR Tuesday, October 30 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Pittsfield Branch Training Center

UM Foundations and Grants Librarian Dr. Karen Downing and French Studies Librarian, Jennifer Bonnet present a hands-on workshop for high schoolers, their parents, and anyone seeking funding for college.

Karen will show you how to develop a strategy and introduce a variety of Web resources and several key Internet tools, including the Foundation Center and the Foundation Directory Online. Free Web resources and subscription-based services (U-M pays the subscription and provides free access) will be discussed and compared. Participants will have time to search for scholarships during the session.

Registration is required for this session and begins October 15 online at aadl.org, by phone 327-4555, or in person at any Information Desk.

College Night on October 17

College Night | Wednesday, October 17 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Downtown Multipurpose Room| Grade 9-Adult

If you are involved in the college selection process, make the process easier by listening to advice from three local experts at our 6th annual College Night. College application experts Community High's college prep counselor John Boshoven, Debbie Merion, the founder of Essay Coaching, and performance coach Geraldine Markel will share their wealth of knowledge at this event for parents and teens. They are also the co-authors of the book Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide For Students And Families About College Selection, Essay Writing And High-Stakes Testing.

Learn about the college selection and application process at this invaluable event: Part 1: Finding the College that Fits; Part 2: Dealing with College Entrance Essays; Part 3: Managing those College Entrance Exams. This event will include a book signing and copies of the book will also be available for purchase.

College Planning Night With John Boshoven 2010 Awardee "Counselors Who Change Lives"

Tuesday February 7, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Planning for college can be stressful without the right tools and resources. College planners charge hefty fees with no promises, magazines publish arbitrary rankings, and Wall Street just says "save a bundle."

Local college counselor John Boshoven, named one of the "Counselors Who Change Lives" in 2010, leads this panel consisting of educators, a career counselor, and a financial planner - all parents with a track record of helping their own children successfully navigate the college experience. Join them for straight talk, no fee, valuable tips, a little humor, and the opportunity to get your college planning questions answered.

Seeking Funding for College?

Finding Funding for a College Education | Wednesday, October 19 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Pittsfield

Want a college education but don’t know how you’ll pay for it? Get the funding scoop from University of Michigan Foundation and Grants Librarian Dr. Karen Downing. She will show you how to develop a strategy and introduce a variety of Web resources and several key Internet tools, including the Foundation Center and the Foundation Directory Online.

AADL College Night this Wednesday

College Night | Wednesday, October 5 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Downtown Multipurpose Room | Grade 9-Adult

Finding the right college and getting admitted is easily a multi-year project for teens and their parents. Make the process easier by listening to advice from some local experts. College application experts John Boshoven, Community High’s premier college prep counselor, and Debbie Merion, founder of Essay Coaching will be joined by performance coach Geraldine Markel at this event for parents and teens. Seating will be limited, so arrive early.

Hands-On Lab: Finding Funding for a College Education

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If you are a high school student, parent, or anyone seeking funding for higher education join this hands-on opportunity. Use University of Michigan databases Community of Science and Foundation Directory to identify potential funders, and apply for educational grants. This session will be led by UM Foundation Grants librarian Karen Downing and colleague French Studies librarian Jennifer Bonnet.

Registration required: online (Wednesday or Thursday) | in person at any information desk | or call 327-4555

Wednesday, November 3 OR Thursday, November 4 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Pittsfield Branch Computer Lab | Grade 9-Adult

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