I have been serving on scholarship committees for quite a few years. Most recently I have journeyed over to collecting applications and then allocating them to others to score. No matter what side of the track I have been on, I have learned some truly invaluable lessons that I wanted to share with parents and … Continue reading The 411 on Scholarship Applications
Around this time of year, I am usually in a tizzy with college admission essays. This has always been something that I loved to do. Reading their stories. Helping them highlight their voice and culture so that colleges can realize just how amazing they are. Many of these students pour out their hearts in their … Continue reading Wait, I can prepare my kid for college starting in Kindergarten?
I was a terrible high school student, a mediocre undergrad student and a stellar graduate student. I have concrete organizational skills. Ya girl is awesome at time management and I live by my planner. However beginning coursework for my doctoral program was one of the most daunting feelings EVER. I had this same feeling before … Continue reading Let Class Begin: Part 4
Choosing a doctoral program for me was easy. I only applied to one. During my application time I got a lot of UNWANTED feedback from those around me about my decision to pursue a doctorate degree. Moving straight from undergrad, to a master's to a doctorate program meant I had very limited experience within the … Continue reading The Choice: Part 3
| Part 2: Sellin' It | I had found my program. I had actually fallin' in love with it already. I knew it was exactly what I wanted. Now... to apply. For many students, this is so intimidating. It's tedious and annoying. Of course, I had to submit the usual basic application information and transcripts. … Continue reading Sellin’ It: Part 2
I have been trying to fix my philanges to write this blog series for quite some time now. I wasn't sure where to begin or where to end it. What to say or how to say it. I wanted to use this space to inspire and support #NativeScholars. I wanted to use this space to … Continue reading Searching: Part 1
The past three years have been inundated with mandated reading material. I have been forced to read, review, analyze and understand academic articles. Some of which have transformed the way I view education and others that left me completed confused. Moving into 2018, I want to renew and reinvigorate my love for reading. I mean … Continue reading Beauty and the Books
I am completely ashamed of myself. I have been gone for 365 days and it is truly truly sad. I have 2 blogs in my drafts that never found their final form and here I am, back for my annual birthday reflection. It's such a beautiful thing to be born four days after a new … Continue reading smellin’ 30.
I tend to do this, the annual birthday post. Ya know, to reflect, review and honestly, try to answer the question of "How did I get here?"! This year, to add some spunk, I'm gonna add these lessons in a simple bulleted list of 25 things I have learned in my 25th year of life. … Continue reading 25 Things I Learned In My 25th Year
First of all, congratulations. Post a million pictures, smile a thousand times, laugh a little louder. Congratulations. You deserve every ounce of joy you feel right now. Don't waste it. Let the happiness encapsulate you. You did it. From the tips of your tops to the top of your head, let your body drown in … Continue reading Dear Graduate