It’s that time of year when many high school seniors are getting their acceptance letters from colleges. And, just as importantly, details on the financial aid they’ve qualified for, or scholarships they’ve won.
In about two months, schools will be closing for the summer. That means, the kids will need some activities to keep from getting bored.
There’s a fresh coat of snow on the ground, but don’t let that fool you. Some parents already feel like they’re behind on their summer planning. With so many choices for day and overnight camps, and for every possible interest area, sorting through it all can feel like doing your taxes. “It’s hard to imagine how early you need to get it all done,” said Lindsay Litman, a mother of two from New Hope. “Not only do camps fill up, but you need to save money for them.”
When most teens are taking a break from reading and writing, dozens of high schools students choose to spend their Saturday in a classroom. They are part of Minds Matter, an organization that helps low-income students prepare for college success over a three-year program. The Twin Cities chapter of Minds Matter was founded by Kelly Miller. “We’re trying to show them that there’s a lot that the world has to offer, and there’s a lot they can achieve,” Miller said.
A Twin Cities foundation has chosen to donate $10 million to the University of Minnesota. It is specifically for the School of Nursing’s scholarships for a certain type of degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice.
On Wednesday, Jerry Kill announces his recruiting class as part of signing day. The Gophers missed out on some key in-state recruits and are hoping they stole a couple from other areas of the country.
What can you get by playing, on average, about 1 minute per game for your high school basketball team as a sophomore? A Division I scholarship, apparently.
Before he was a Gopher, Rodney Williams was a high-flying star at Robbinsdale Cooper.
A well-respected and much-loved wrestling coach was remembered in a unique way on Saturday.
Turns out, Kia Johnson has her older brother — and that B+ she got back in elementary school — to thank for the deluge of success she’s enjoyed lately.
Dakotas-based Sanford Health is providing $2 million for athletic scholarships at a Minnesota university.
The University of Minnesota has received $14 million to establish a new scholarship.