Posts by Mike Brown

Mike is responsible for the editorial and marketing direction of Nitro. He has a history of helping people thru his educational background—first as a teacher at the Pennsylvania State University and then thru 15 years of development and marketing of education programs.
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Did you know that the U.S. had no co-educational colleges until 1833? That’s when Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH, opened its doors to both male and female students.

But once women had easier access to educational opportunities, there was no stopping them. Today, women make up 56% of the college population in the United States.

What’s even more exciting is that now there’s a whole host of scholarships available for women like you who are looking for ways to pay for college.

Because scholarship eligibility is often based on any number of differentiating characteristics, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be an honor student or show extreme financial need to qualify for scholarship funds.

Translation: if you don’t look for scholarships, you may be missing your opportunity for free college money. Remember, every scholarship dollar you are awarded is one less dollar you’ll need to finance in student loans.

Let’s talk about how to start your scholarship search.

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Senior year is a time of competing priorities. You naturally want to make the most of your senior year at high school, but you have to keep one eye on the future at the same time.

So listen, we want to make the college application process as easy as possible for you. That way, you can enjoy senior year while also ensuring that you don’t miss any important deadlines for college.

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You know that a Pell Grant is, in essence, free money.

You don't have to pay it back. There is, however, a built-in limit--and it's not solely monetary. It also has to do with time.

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Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) freshman Danielle Hoeft is the latest winner of our quarterly $5,000 Nitro College Scholarship.

Here's how she found a way to graduate from college debt-free.

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Meet Maureen Gast, $2,500 Nitro Parent Scholarship Winner...

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Remember when you used to stand over the crib to make sure your infant was still breathing? Well, now that little bundle of baby has grown up. Not only have you managed to keep your child alive and breathing for 18 years, you’ve managed to shepherd him or her through high school.

Time to relax. Your work is done.

Who are we kidding? To steal a tagline from one of our favorite blogs: parenting never ends.

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