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SAGE Scholars Monthly Newsletter | February 2022

Fourth Annual Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship Essay Competition

Fourth Annual Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship Essay Competition

Calling All SAGE Scholars High School Seniors - Apply now for an opportunity to earn a $5,000 Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship!

The SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation is delighted to announce the start of our fourth annual Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship Essay Competition. This year SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation is providing $100,000 in scholarships, with a maximum award of $5,000, to SAGE Scholars High School Seniors who submit a winning essay and will attend a member college or university after graduation. Login to your Tuition Rewards account to view information about this year's scholarship program and how you can apply. The scholarship submission opens on February 15th, 2022, and will close on May 15th, 2022.

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St. Francis College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

St. Francis College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

St. Francis College, which is moving in September to a new downtown Brooklyn campus that will accommodate an expected jump in enrollment to 3,500 students by 2026, has become the 15th Franciscan-affiliated Catholic college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

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Duquesne University's Undergraduate Business Program Ranks Among Nation's Best

Duquesne University's Undergraduate Business Program Ranks Among Nation's Best

For the 4th consecutive year, Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business' undergraduate program ranked among the best in the country on the Poets&Quants' annual list of "Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2022." Duquesne ranked 76th overall on the prestigious list by Poets&Quants, a leading online publication for undergraduate business and education news. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the School of Business shapes students into leaders with entrepreneurial mindsets who challenge conventional thinking, seize new opportunities, and make a difference in the business world and beyond. Read More

College for Creative Studies Detroit Launches New Interdisciplinary Art and Design Program

College for Creative Studies Detroit Launches New Interdisciplinary Art and Design Program

IIn CCS's Interdisciplinary Art + Design Program, thinkers, makers and doers forge their own paths as they investigate and ultimately redefine the boundaries of contemporary art and design. CCS's Interdisciplinary Art + Design program provides a dynamic, studio-based art and design program that combines the strengths of our renowned studio disciplines with strategic mentoring and a flexible curriculum structure so you can experience a course of study tailored to your unique skills and goals. Read More

KEEPING ON TRACK WITH SAGE SCHOLARS

Make the Most Out of Your Virtual College Visit

Virtual college visits can have advantages and added opportunities in the college selection process. The key is to be prepared and stay organized. We have put together tips to help you get the most out of your virtual visits Read More

Student Mental Wellness: Springing Into The New Semester

As we roll into the year and new semester, returning from holiday breaks and moving back to campus may have some students looking for a much-needed reset. As the transition and uncertainty of online learning and a global pandemic continue to take a toll, we're committed to opening a conversation that encourages students to take their mental health seriously. We've compiled some helpful tips and reminders for mitigating the stress of this present social and cultural moment of instability. Read More

Dr. Melissa Baumann Selected To Serve As Ohio Northern University's 12th President

Dr. Melissa Baumann Selected To Serve As Ohio Northern University's 12th President

Dr. Melissa J. Baumann, a dynamic and talented leader who has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at Xavier University, has been selected as the 12th president of Ohio Northern University. She will be the first woman to hold the position. Her appointment was unanimously approved at a recent Board of Trustees meeting. She will begin on July 1, 2022, succeeding President Daniel A. DiBiasio when he retires at the end of June 2022.

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Manchester University Locks Undergraduate Tuition

Manchester University Locks Undergraduate Tuition

Earlham College is adding majors in business and accounting and expanding course offerings in computer science to include four exciting new tracks. Beginning in fall 2022, students can major in four popular concentrations in computer science, including game design, cybersecurity, computing for the social good and systems engineering and administration. A new business program that includes both a business major and an accounting major will replace the current global management program to better reflect the degree programs and coursework college-bound students are seeking in those disciplines. Read More

Bentley Student-Athletes Earn Highest Graduation Rate in the Country

Bentley Student-Athletes Earn Highest Graduation Rate in the Country

For the fifth straight year, Bentley University's student-athletes have the highest graduation rate in the nation at 99 percent, according to the latest NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate report. The Academic Success Rate represents the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years of initial enrollment at a college. This marks the fourth year that Bentley's success rate was 99 percent, the eighth straight year that Bentley has achieved a rate of 97 or better and the 11th straight year above 90 percent. Bentley's rate is far above the national average of 76 percent. Read More

KEEPING ON TRACK WITH SAGE SCHOLARS

Ten Minute Professor - What Admissions Officers Look For

What are the biggest factors in making a great impression? We break down some of the key elements admissions officers look for in applicants. Read More

Letters of Recommendation

We all know that letters of recommendation are used to strengthen a student's chance of admission to the college of their choice. But how and when does a student request a letter of recommendation? We consulted a high school counselor to help break down some of the most common questions students and families have about letters of recommendations. Read More

Dr. Daniel R. Kittle Named 21st President of Dakota Wesleyan University

Dr. Daniel R. Kittle Named 21st President of Dakota Wesleyan University

Dr. Daniel R. Kittle will become the Dakota Wesleyan University's 21st president, according to Doug Powers, chairman of the DWU Board of Trustees. "The board and the entire Dakota Wesleyan community are so very pleased to welcome Dr. Dan Kittle and his family to the university. Our charge as a board was to find the best possible candidate and we are certain that Dr. Kittle's background and experiences have well prepared him to carry out the important work of leading the university." Read More

Nichols College earns Best Business Education accolades from WBJ readers

Nichols College earns Best Business Education accolades from WBJ readers

Nichols College has been voted "Best College for Business Education" in the 2022 Best of Business (BOB) reader poll of the Worcester Business Journal. This marks the eighth year that Nichols has been selected in this category. "Nichols College is honored to be voted in this category once again and grateful to the WBJ readers for voting," said Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M, Nichols College president. "This is a testament to the hard-working faculty and staff at Nichols dedicated to being the best business college in the Commonwealth." Read More

Gannon University Puts Careers In Motion With Biomedical And Mechanical Engineering

Gannon University Puts Careers In Motion With Biomedical And Mechanical Engineering

Everyone knows the magic of Disney, but what people don't always think of is the imagineers - the individuals who keep the company running like a well-oiled machine. Alexa Littman, a fourth-year biomedical and mechanical engineering major at Gannon, has always dreamed of being an imagineer and constructing the rollercoasters at the theme park. Now finishing her college career, she's closer than ever to her goal. She attributes her success largely to her experience at Gannon and the close atmosphere between students and professors. Read More

SAGE Advice

SAGE Advice

SAGE Advice, our new advice column, is here to help answer sponsors and students' important questions about college. Send in your question to support@sagescholars.com to be featured in our next MC&G newsletter!

Student's Question:

Dear SAGE,

I have two colleges I've been very interested in for years so now that it's my senior year, I applied to both. The 'problem' is I got accepted to both. Both cost around the same and are offering great financial aid, both are great schools.... I can't decide! How do I pick "the one" between two great options that are impossible to compare side by side?

Sincerely,

Open-Minded and Overwhelmed

SAGE Answer:

Dear Open-Minded and Overwhelmed,

Look at you-doing all the big things! I hope you've taken the time to celebrate this milestone moment, and all the hard work it took to get to this point. It's paid off in big ways! The best part? You can't make a 'wrong' choice here. It feels overwhelming now, but you will do great things whenever you go.

Have you reached out to admissions to see if the schools have student representatives that you can speak with? If so, it'd be helpful to get a student perspective of each of the campuses. You could ask them how accessible faculty are, what kind of student support is available, whether students are friendly with one another, and if the academics are very competitive?

Sometimes, if you indicate to college admissions that you have numerous acceptances on the table, schools may offer extra aid and scholarships to incentivize you to enroll.

Best of luck!

Sincerely,

You've Got This!