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  • Re: Best universities for international students? Diversity? Religion?

    The Ohio State University, Main Campus offers a President's Prize https://presidentsprize.osu.edu/about/ which would be of great value in starting your non-profit after graduation. Even if you are not selected, the application process of the president's prize will help you create an action plan to create your own non profit.

    And Buckeye spirit is best in the country for team sports!
  • Re: Has anyone here ever actually won a college scholarship?

    This is the time of year local community foundations are accepting essays for the Fall 2018 scholarships. Google your city's name and "community foundation" or the county name and community foundation to find yours, most have scholarship funds and a local area to serve so there will be fewer applicants to compete against.

    Talk to the financial aid office, some organizations help nontraditional students with faster timelines.

    Also, review your college's website, often there are department scholarships that can be applied for.

    My D won several scholarships through our community foundation and one from a women's group that a retired teacher was part of who nominated her for their organization's award which she won.
  • Re: Is Case Western a regional school?

    The data sets that I've read show that Case actually has a stronger admitted class based on test scores and class ranking than most Big Ten schools like Ohio State/Purdue and is on par with Michigan. Case is a much smaller school that is recognized by professionals for specific research rather than through popular name recognition that comes from the fandom of collegiate sports and a huge alumni network. Case is the affiliated university to The Cleveland Clinic, but few people realize that hospital is ranked above Johns Hopkins. The majority of Ohioans don't know what a treasure it is, or the number of Nobel prizes, inventions, public health innovations, etc. associated with it. Just because some people are ignorant of its value, doesn't mean it isn't providing a world class education.
  • Re: College error resulting in me being in debt

    Pay it back before it gets moved to a private collection agency. If you think you are in a mess now, you are really just in a drizzle. Private collection agencies will tack on fees and you will be in a tsunami.

    Time is of the essence - work something out with the college, you do not want this going to collections. Private collection agencies will call you constantly, garner wages, tax refunds, social security checks and you may never be able to reduce the principal because of outrageous fees.
  • Re: International students looking for external scholarships

    Case Western lists a couple of searchable external websites for international students seeking funding at the bottom of their Financial Aid for Undergraduate International Students webpage. Scroll to the bottom of the Scholarships section, two links are below the paragraph beginning "In addition, the following links provide excellent information on financial aid resources for international students, including free searchable databases of scholarship and grant assistance:"