Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

Florida State University’s newest school — the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship — will now become its newest college. The college, which offers three undergraduate majors (commercial, social and retail entrepreneurship), welcomed its first class of graduate students this fall in the new Master of Science degree program in Retail Entrepreneurship with a major in Textiles and Apparel Entrepreneurship. The addition of a graduate program allowed the school to begin the process of becoming a college. For more information about the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship, visit https://jimmorancollege.fsu.edu/.

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs PGA Golf Management Program

Do you have students who are passionate about the game of golf? Did you know they can make it their career? The University of Colorado Colorado Springs PGA Golf Management program is one of only eight programs in the world with PGA accreditation in an AACSB Accredited College of Business. That means the degree is exclusive, providing the tools and support for a successful career in the golf industry as a PGA Golf Professional.

In this program, students will learn all about the business aspects of the golf industry as well as how to teach the game, all while earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business. This all leads to 100% job placement in the industry! And they will certainly play a lot of golf while in the Program! Colorado has 300 days of sunshine each year, but if it happens to be one of those 65 days, students still have full access to our state-of-the-art indoor swing lab.

Students train to become PGA mamembers and gain 16 months of internship experience to prepare them for graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

More info is available at the website (www.uccs.edu/pgm) for more information. Students interested in the Program are invited to schedule a visit by using the contact info below:

UCCS PGA Golf Management Program

E: pgm@uccs.edu                           P: (719) 255-3923


Return on Investment for Colleges & Universities

Georgetown University’s  Center on Education and the Workforce recently released  a report using data from the expanded College Scorecard to rank 4,500 colleges and universities by return on investment. A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges finds that bachelor’s degrees from private colleges, on average, have higher returns on investment than degrees from public colleges 40 years after enrollment. Community colleges and many certificate programs have the highest returns in the short term, 10 years after enrollment, though returns from bachelor’s degrees eventually overtake those of most two-year credentials.

Public colleges, where tuition is lower and students accumulate less debt, lead to better returns than private colleges at the 10-year horizon. In the long term, however, degrees from private nonprofit colleges provide the best returns, even though students take out twice as much in loans on average. A graduate of a public college has an average net economic gain of $765,000, compared to $838,000 for a graduate of a private college.

To view colleges and universities of interest to you, please access the interactive table available by clicking here.

Kids’ Chance of Nebraska

Kids’ Chance of Nebraska is a non-profit organization that is proud to provide post-secondary and trade school scholarships to the children of Nebraska workers who have been severely or fatally injured in an employment related accident. The children of these workers often lose opportunities for secondary education and our aim is to raise funds for these children to pursue their education, reach their goals and fulfill their dreams for the future. For more information, please click here.

University of Alabama’s Merit-Based Scholarships

Students who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships offered by the University of Alabama must submit all application materials by December 15. The last standardized tests we will accept for automatic scholarship consideration are the February ACT and SAT

Those students who apply in December and are admitted by December 15th who wish to be considered for other competitive scholarships at UA must also submit the supplemental scholarship application no later than January 1st. Students admitted after December 15th will still be eligible for automatic merit scholarships.

Transcripts containing 7th semester grades will be considered if the student is eligible for an automatic merit scholarship or can be upgraded from a previous award they received upon admission with a higher GPA.

Step-by-step instructions for the scholarship application can be found here.

Final scholarship offers will be mailed to recipients in March. For complete information about The University of Alabama’s academic scholarship offerings, please click here.

Drake University: National Alumni Scholarship

The National Alumni Scholarship awards two full ride scholarships and three full tuition scholarships to Drake University each year. In addition, any student who meets all qualifications and participates in one of the two National Alumni Scholarship Days will receive a $3,000 Trustee scholarship, which is renewable for four years of undergraduate study. (In other words, it’s a really nice $12,000 participation award!)

To qualify, students must meet these minimum requirements:  

  • Have one of the following minimum test scores:
    •     ACT composite score of 31 (without writing)
    •     SAT math and critical reading combined score of 1390  (exams taken March 2016 or later)
  • Rank in the top 5 percent of their class AND/OR have a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale (a weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale is considered)
  • Submit the National Alumni Scholarship application no later than 11:59 p.m. December 1, 2019
  • Either be admitted to Drake University or submit a complete Drake University application for admission (and all required application documents)  by December 1, 2019. Applicants must apply through standard path admission.

Students that meet the above qualifications and submit their scholarship application by the December 1 deadline will be invited to attend one of two National Alumni Scholarship Days in February to compete for our top awards. Your students can find all the details about the scholarship qualifications, as well as the application, at www.drake/edu/nas.

EducationQuest’s FAFSA Assistance

Seniors who have not yet completed the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are reminded that it’s not too late.  Students have access to many free resources from EducationQuest to help them and their parents.

  • Our FAFSA Demo explains the 6 parts of the form.
  • Additional FAFSA Tools are available on our website.
  • For free one-on-one help, families can call EducationQuest to make an appointment:
    • Omaha – 888.357.6300
    • Lincoln – 800.303.3745
    • Kearney – 800.666.3721
    • Scottsbluff – 800.303.3745, ext. 6654

Ohio University

Ohio University reminds interested students that the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is live! It recommends that students submit their FAFSA as soon as possible. Ohio University’s FAFSA school code is 003100. Students should complete the FAFSA by late-December to ensure the results are received by OHIO’s first-priority consideration date of January 15, 2020. Visit Ohio University’s website to learn about financial aid and scholarships, and please feel free to contact us with any questions.