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SAGE Scholars Monthly Newsletter | December 2021

Champlain College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Champlain College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college overlooking Lake Champlain in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada and Dublin, Ireland. Nationally recognized as a leader in rigorous career-focused education, Champlain offers world-class academics, internships, field work, and career-relevant job opportunities on campus in its Centers of Experience.

Champlain College supports the academic achievements and college planning efforts of SAGE Scholars with an additional annual scholarship guarantee of up to $1,000 per year. Offered only to students participating in the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program, scholarships are based on the number of Tuition Rewards Points submitted prior to an official offer of admission.

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Centre College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Centre College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Founded in 1819, Centre has produced 70% of Kentucky’s Rhodes Scholars over the past 50 years. The "Centre Commitment" guarantees the 1,400 undergraduates a choice of extensive study-abroad options; internship and/or research opportunities; and the promise of graduation in four years. Centre has been ranked #1 nationally for the percentage of undergraduates who study abroad. Centre has an extremely high rate of alumni success, boasting recognition as having the "happiest alums."

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Martin A. Schmidt, Ph.D., Named the 19th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Martin A. Schmidt, Ph.D., Named the 19th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Martin A. Schmidt ’81, Ph.D., has been named the 19th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) by the Rensselaer Board of Trustees. Dr. Schmidt, currently Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will assume office at the nation’s oldest and one of the world’s most renowned technological research universities on July 1, 2022. Read More

Clarkson University Now Offers Aerospace Engineering with Advanced Curriculum

Clarkson University Now Offers Aerospace Engineering with Advanced Curriculum

Clarkson University continues to defy convention and educate the next generation of world leaders, and one way they’re doing that is by making changes to one of the most popular undergraduate majors at the university. Beginning January 1, 2022, Clarkson’s Bachelor’s in Aeronautical Engineering will become an Aerospace Engineering Bachelor’s degree. Read More

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SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Looks To The Future With New Student Support Benefit: SAGE Secure

Since 2018, the SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation has worked alongside SAGE Scholars, Inc. to advocate and promote access to high-quality, affordable, private college education. In 2021, we’re stepping up again with SAGE Secure, the first no-cost accidental death benefit for the family of students enrolled in one of 443 SAGE Scholars member colleges and universities nationwide. Read More

The Five Common FAFSA Myths

If you need financial aid to pay for college, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is your ticket to affordability. However, many myths continue to circulate that deter students from ever filling out FAFSA, which means they’re missing out on an opportunity to lessen the financial commitment of a college education. In this article we dispel some of the most common myths about FAFSA. Read More

Northpoint Bible College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Northpoint Bible College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

At Northpoint Bible College and Graduate School, students experience a dynamic community. The entire student body singularly focuses on ministry preparation, so chapels are dynamic, the altars are transformative, and students are empowered to become ministers and missionaries in this intentional, encouraging environment. Northpoint is located on the Bradford side of Haverhill, Massachusetts just 45 minutes north of Boston and is a mix of urban diversity with classic New England heritage.

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The College of Wooster's Communication Studies Department recognized as best in the US

The College of Wooster’s Communication Studies Department recognized as best in the US

The College of Wooster Department of Communication Studies has received the prestigious 2021 Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award from the National Communication Association (NCA). "College of Wooster’s program is a phenomenal display of what dedicated and engaged faculty can do with a small communication program," said Joy Daggs, associate professor of communication at Northwest Missouri State University, vice chair elect of the NCA’s Undergraduate College and University Section and the coordinator of the 2021 Rex Mix Award. "The student projects and the creative work from faculty impressed the committee. Their presentation at the National Conference in Seattle also spotlighted the exceptional work of their program." Read More

72% of USciences Alumni Say Their Work Makes the World a Better Place

72% of USciences Alumni Say Their Work Makes the World a Better Place

A recent study published by Payscale and featured in The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that 72% of USciences alumni feel that their work makes the world a better place. This has been demonstrated throughout history, and especially in the last year as alumni from a variety of disciplines impacted their communities on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. "I have always wanted to do something in my life where I had the opportunity to serve others but also incorporate different elements of creativity," said Mayank Amin PharmD’09 in a statement to The Philadelphia Business Journal. Read More

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Ten Minute Professor - An Introduction to 529 Plans

What is a 529 plan? Click here to learn about 529 plans and how their tax-advantaged savings design was built to encourage saving for future college costs. Read More

Using Social Media To Enhance Your College Application

Have you ever wondered if college admissions committees look at your social media? In this article we’re looking at how students might use social media checks to their benefit for college admissions committees. Read More

Hood College Establishes Accelerated Environmental Science Degree Program With Local Partner Institutions

Hood College Establishes Accelerated Environmental Science Degree Program With Local Partner Institutions

Hood College has entered an articulation agreement with Gettysburg College and McDaniel College to establish an accelerated degree program that enables students to work concurrently towards a bachelor’s and master’s degree in environmental studies and environmental biology. The articulation agreement allows undergraduate students from Gettysburg and McDaniel to transfer six to nine undergrad senior credits towards the 33-credit requirement in Hood’s graduate-level environmental biology program. In the sharing of their resources, the institutions aim to allow students to fast-track their M.S. while staying local. Read More

University of Tampas Entrepreneurship Programs Ranked in the Top 50

University of Tampa’s Entrepreneurship Programs Ranked in the Top 50

The University of Tampa has been ranked the 27th and 30th top school for entrepreneurship studies for undergraduate and graduate students, respectively. The rankings were announced recently by The Princeton Review® and Entrepreneur magazine as part of The Princeton Review’s 16th annual survey. UT is the third-ranked school in Florida in the undergraduate category and ranked second in the graduate categories. In the Southeast, UT was ranked No. 5 in undergraduate entrepreneurial studies and No. 4 in graduate entrepreneurial studies. Read More

Capitol Technology University's Cyber Scholarship Program: Prestigious Opportunity for Students

Capitol Technology University’s Cyber Scholarship Program: Prestigious Opportunity for Students

Picture this: a full scholarship package enabling you to complete your cybersecurity education without being hampered by financial burdens. In addition, a generous stipend covering room and board. And the assurance of federal government employment after graduation. All this is possible through the Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP), which is available to students at DHS and NSA-designated Centers of Excellence in cybersecurity education, including Capitol. But don’t let time slip by: the application deadline is coming soon. Here’s how the CySP works. Read More