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SAGE Scholars Monthly Newsletter | June 2022

Introducing The SAGE Scholars Newsroom

Introducing The SAGE Scholars Newsroom

For nearly thirty years, SAGE Scholars has provided our members with the information you need to make college more affordable. We know that a college education is a family's biggest investment. That's why we've built a consortium of over 440 private colleges and universities looking to enroll highly qualified SAGE Scholars students, while providing families with the guidance and resources to prepare for every step of the process.

The SAGE Scholars Newsroom is where you can find all things college. From elementary school to post-graduate life, we provide you with the tools, literacy, and knowledge to maximize your college investment.

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Saint Francis University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Saint Francis University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Saint Francis University, the oldest Franciscan university in the nation, is nestled on a beautiful 600-acre mountaintop vista in Loretto, Pennsylvania, just 90-minutes East of Pittsburgh. Saint Francis offers high-demand programs that combine rigorous, career-directed studies with a focus on personal and professional ethics. SFU is also home to one of the smallest NCAA Division-I programs in the nation with 23 athletic teams. Their athletes are known for academic excellence as well as sportsmanship.

Saint Francis is proud to offer SAGE Scholars students a special opportunity to earn an additional annual scholarship of up to $2,500 per year! Saint Francis's special offer is just for students enrolled in the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program and is in addition to the Tuition Rewards guarantee! To qualify for this scholarship, submit your Tuition Rewards statement electronically to Saint Francis University at the time of application.

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Bentley University Ranks #24 In Money's The Best Colleges in America

Bentley University Ranks #24 In Money's The Best Colleges in America

Everyone knows that college is expensive nowadays. What's still hard to know is which colleges are actually worth their price. Money's latest "Best Colleges" analysis is designed to answer just that. It highlights colleges that have a record of helping students graduate and launching graduates into jobs with above-average wages. This year, for the first time, Money separated colleges into two lists: a main ranking and a secondary ranking for the country's most selective schools. The result is a group of 671 colleges - 623 on our main list and 48 on our selective list - that offer prospective students a quality education at a comparatively affordable price. Read More

Pfeiffer Journey: Thrive through Mentored Learning

Pfeiffer Journey: Thrive through Mentored Learning

As a student at Pfeiffer University, you will participate in a one-of-a-kind, four-year mentoring program called Pfeiffer Journey. We want you to graduate from Pfeiffer ready to enter the professional world as a holistic person with a deep sense of self, confidence, and place in the community. Pfeiffer Journey helps students become adaptable, skilled, and active individuals who value personal growth. Starting with your freshman orientation and standing by you all the way to graduation, Pfeiffer Journey will surround you with committed faculty members and dedicated peers who want to see you succeed. Read More

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Why Private Colleges & Universities?

If you're new to the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program, you may notice that our consortium of over 440 member institutions is made up of private colleges and universities. Like many families, you may be wondering, why does SAGE Scholars champion a private college education? We break down the reasons in this article. Read More

12th Grade College Preparation Timeline

The last hurrah is finally here! After four years of planning and preparation, you've finally hit the milestone of senior year. With this chapter about to close, you'll spend this year looking toward the next chapter of your life: college! Among one of the most important and exciting years, you'll this year put together all the pieces to create a standout college application. SAGE Scholars is here for it all! If you've followed our previous timelines, you're an expert in all things college. We're here to help you prepare for the admissions process and all the excitement that senior year has in store. Read More

Study Strategies

By Ceanna Hayes

One of the best things about college is that you're no longer constrained by the limits of your high school self. You have the chance to become the person you want to be, not just the person you've always been. You have the opportunity to grow and change your habits, experiment with new study strategies, and develop a new rhythm to match your new college workload. Read More

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2025 Determined To Change the World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2025 Determined To Change the World

The incoming students who make up the Class of 2025 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are equipped with academic strength and a passion for making a difference. Hailing from 41 states and 12 countries, the incoming freshman class comes to campus with an average SAT score of 1463, the highest of any class to date. One hundred fifty-four members of the class received the Rensselaer Medal, a premier merit scholarship offered to outstanding math and science students. "I am proud that this incoming freshman class is the strongest academically on record," said Jonathan Wexler, vice president of enrollment management at Rensselaer. "The Class of 2025 begins their college career under atypical circumstances from global threats related to the environment, energy, and water to the uncertainty stemming from the pandemic. Rensselaer has embraced The New Polytechnic to confront these challenges. It is exciting to see this class of future leaders join us at Rensselaer."

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St. Francis College Means: Personalized Education, Better Learning, & Brighter Futures.

St. Francis College Means: Personalized Education, Better Learning, & Brighter Futures.

St. Francis College is committed to delivering a world-class education that puts all students on the path to a meaningful career and personal success. All 72+ degree programs are grounded in academic excellence, spiritual and moral values, physical fitness, social responsibility, and life-long learning. Whether you choose to study classic liberal arts or in-demand professional programs, you will be educated as a whole person and emerge as confident alumni well prepared for graduate study and successful careers. Read More

Duquesne University

Duquesne University's New Joint Degree Program Propels Students to Become the Future of Healthcare

From technological advancements to increased demand for quicker access to quality medical care, the need for business-minded, collaborative, forward-thinking leaders in the healthcare industry has never been more important. To meet this need, the John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences and the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business are offering a new dual MHA/MBA program. The Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration will propel students to the top of the healthcare industry by preparing them for advanced leadership roles. Students can earn both an MHA and MBA in as little as three years. Read More

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Mental Health Matters: Protect & Destress

By Kaley Ciluffo

Mental health has become an issue of concern and a topic of discussion for students. While many explanations exist for this increase, it's imperative that we vocalize the challenges, stressors, and demands that students face so we can work to resolve them. This attention becomes more important as many students enroll on college campuses, leaving behind their communities, support groups, and homes. The adjustment period for college freshmen is critical to building a solid foundation for a successful four years. In this article we discuss what actions college students can take to destress and protect their mental wellness. Read More

So, You Want To Take A Gap Year?

By Kaley Ciluffo

How students choose to spend this time varies, but for many students gap years can help them gain real-world experiences that improve the quality of their application. If done right, a gap year can be purposeful and help students derive more meaning from their college education. In this article we've gathered some experiences and activities that can help boost your application and maximize your gap year. Read More

Ten Minute Professor - What is a Private College or University?

By James Johnston, Ed.D.

In this Ten Minute Professor we will break down what is unique about a private college or university. Learn about the history of private colleges, the funding, accreditation, and more! Read More

Magazine Ranks Ohio Wesleyan Among Its Top Value Schools for 2022

Magazine Ranks Ohio Wesleyan Among Its Top Value Schools for 2022

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation's "best colleges for your money," according to Money magazine's new "Best Colleges in America 2022" list. To create the list, Money examined 24 quality, affordability, and outcomes data points from more than 2,400 four-year colleges. A total of 671 schools were ranked, with Ohio Wesleyan earning a spot among the magazine's Top 500 U.S. and Top 14 Ohio schools. Read More

Earlham College named a 'Best Value' college by Princeton Review

Earlham College named a 'Best Value' college by Princeton Review

Earlham College has earned a spot on The Princeton Review's 'Best Value Colleges' list for 2022. This ranking underscore Earlham's commitment to combining exceptional academics, affordability and effective career preparation. Earlham has been featured on this list five years in a row, which recognizes institutions with the highest return on investment. The rankings are based on 40 data points from surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges in 2021-22. Topics covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates and student debt. The educational services company also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the schools as well as data from PayScale.com's surveys of alumni about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction. Read More

The Harrisburg University Experience

The Harrisburg University Experience

If you're looking for a campus that connects you to a great city and offers possibilities for an exciting STEM career, Harrisburg University is the place where you belong. It's a thriving place overflowing with opportunities. Here, the possibilities are limitless. Our students embrace their future because Harrisburg University knows you can't measure potential-you just watch it develop. Read More

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Liberal Arts Courses and "Real World" Careers: Why They Matter and How You Can Benefit

By Nichole Brazelton

As a professor, I hear it all the time, "Why are we forced to take these useless classes?" In this article, I hope to accomplish two goals. First, to clarify the many positives of liberal arts courses in general. Second, to break down the specific uses across various career fields of multiple subjects under the umbrella of liberal arts. Read More

Study Abroad with a SAGE Scholars Partner Institution

By Maggie Argiro

Are you thinking about studying abroad as part of your college experience? Maybe you're excited about new cultural experiences or looking for ways to strengthen your resume. From language immersions to service-learning trips, SAGE Scholars partner institutions offer many ways to get off campus. And all this travel pays off. Studying abroad sets you apart as a student, scholar, and future employee, can help you make lifelong friends, learn new languages, and see new parts of the world. Read More

Benefits of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

By Maria Parrish

Preparing for college can be exciting and planning how you will finance your education is an important first step. In your planning you have likely discovered that you may apply for scholarships, grants, or loans, however, what you may not know is that you may also qualify for the Federal Work-Study program. In this two-part series you will learn the benefits of the Federal Work-Study program as well as how to use the Career Center during your educational journey. Read More