Getting a student visa for study in the US
by OYA School October 31, 2018

Are you planning to study in the US? If yes, you may be wondering about how to get there. It takes time and effort first of all. The steps can be summarized as looking for colleges, applying to them, getting accepted for admission, applying for a student visa, and getting accepted for a student visa. […]

College Application Timeline for You
by OYA School October 7, 2018

It is best you start preparing for your college before your senior year starts. So, we are assuming you to be in a summer break before starting your senior year. If you have thought about studying in a US college. Preparing and sticking to a college application timeline is important for you to stay on […]

George W. Jenkins Scholarship at University Miami
by OYA School November 6, 2018

The George W. Jenkins Scholarship is one of the premier scholarships available to students at the University of Miami. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors with strong academic credentials, significant financial need, and a history of overcoming adversity. Jenkins Scholars receive the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at […]

Arrupe Scholarships at Loyola Marymount University
by OYA School November 6, 2018

Loyola Marymount University offers a wide range of academic scholarship programs to recognize and reward the academic accomplishments of our most distinguished entering freshmen. No special application is required for these scholarships. All applicants for admission are automatically considered. Selection is based on academic accomplishment, including GPA, standardized test results, rigor of college prep curriculum […]

Trustee Scholarship at St. Lawrence University
by OYA School November 5, 2018

Each year, St. Lawrence awards tens of millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid. Some of this is based on your family’s financial need, and the remainder is based on the strength of your application. Each student can only be awarded one scholarship. If a student qualifies for more than one, the scholarship which is the […]

Alfond Scholars Program at Rollins College
by OYA School November 4, 2018

Supported by a gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation, the Alfond Scholars Programs annually awards up to 10 full scholarships—including tuition, room, and board—to entering first-year students in the College of Liberal Arts at Rollins College with the desire and commitment to pursue additional prestigious recognition such as Rhodes, Goldwater, or Truman scholarships during their undergraduate […]

Louisiana Resident Scholarships at Tulane University
by OYA School November 4, 2018

All applicants are automatically considered for partial tuition merit scholarships. Tulane also awards several full-tuition, total-cost, service, and Louisiana resident scholarships that require separate applications. The majority of merit scholarships are renewable for 4 years (or 5 years for architecture students), provided the student maintains good standing with the university, a full-time course load, and […]

William & Mary Scholarship at College of William and Mary
by OYA School November 4, 2018

The William & Mary Scholars Award is presented each year to a small group of academically distinguished students who have overcome unusual adversity and/or are members of underrepresented groups who would contribute to campus diversity. Many will be the first members of their families to attend college. All applicants are considered for the award, and […]

Danforth Scholars Program at Washington University
by OYA School November 3, 2018

The Danforth Scholars Program honors students with a passion for helping others. We are looking for students who have demonstrated leadership in service and a strong commitment to community. Danforth Scholars are also known for their academic excellence, personal integrity, and high ideals. Named in honor of William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth, the former […]

Presidential Scholarship at University of Kentucky
by OYA School November 3, 2018

The University of Kentucky offers renewable academic, competitive and selective scholarship opportunities for incoming first-time freshmen. Completed admission application and all supporting documents, including qualifying test scores and high school transcript, must be received by December 1, 2018. Combined test scores (super-score) are not considered; for all scholarships listed, students may receive only one award. […]

High-Achieving Student Scholarships at Michighan State University
by OYA School November 2, 2018

Alumni Distinguished Scholarship Awarded to the top 15 candidates based on intellectual performance and participation in the MSU Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition. Invitations to compete in the examination are sent to the most outstanding students who apply for admission by November 1. Renewable over eight semesters,* these scholarships include tuition, fees, room and board (double […]

President’s Scholarship at Arcadia University
by OYA School November 2, 2018

All Arcadia merit scholarships are automatically renewable from year to year provided the student remains full-time and in good academic standing according to University guidelines. Merit scholarships apply toward tuition costs only. If another scholarship, award or funding from any outside entity/organization will cover all or part of a student’s tuition costs, the merit scholarship will be replaced or reduced. […]

Diversity Scholarships of The University of Pittsburgh
by OYA School November 1, 2018

Diversity scholarships are awarded based on academic performance in high school. Criteria includes weighted grade point average, strength of curriculum, class rank (if applicable), and the results of the SAT or ACT. These awards range from partial tuition to full tuition scholarships. Eligibility Academic criteria for diversity scholarship consideration include weighted grade point average, consistency […]

Presidential Scholarship in Fordham University
by OYA School November 1, 2018

Fordham University’s Office of Admission offers a number of merit-based scholarships. A list of these awards is below. In addition, the Office of Financial Services may award other merit and/or need-based awards depending on a student’s eligibility. Further information about those scholarships and grants is available on the Undergraduate Financial Aid webpage. Merit Based Scholarships […]

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship at The George Washington University
by OYA School November 1, 2018

This scholarship covers full tuition, fees, room and board, and a book allowance. It is only awarded to students who are residents of Washington, DC, who have attended an accredited high school in the area, and who are applying for financial aid. GW rewards exceptionally qualified students with academic scholarships. Applicants are automatically considered for […]

What Makes a Good Recommendation Letter?
by OYA School November 1, 2018

Recommendations are important parts of your college application. They are part of what’s called the “soft” side of your application – things like your personal essays or extracurriculars that, while not as easily quantifiable as factors like GPA or test scores, still shed light upon an applicant’s interests, talents, and academic ability. Application essay is the place where you present […]

Stamps Banneker/Key Scholars at University of Maryland
by OYA School October 31, 2018

The Banneker/Key Scholarship Program at University of Maryland has partnered with the Stamps Charitable Foundation Stamps Charitable Foundation  to offer the Stamps Banneker/Key Scholarship to a very select group of Banneker/Key Scholars. Each of these students has been awarded a full merit scholarship that covers the entire cost of tuition, room, board, and a book […]

Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) program in American University
by OYA School October 31, 2018

Established in 2009, the vision of the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) program is to be the premier academic community for American University’s most ambitious student and alumni leaders in pursuit of multidimensional excellence. Bringing together the best of AU—world-class education, leadership development, and innovation—the FDDS program will elevate the college-to-career experience of our most […]

Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship in University of Buffalo
by OYA School October 31, 2018

The Honors College offers three distinct scholarship awards: Presidential Scholarships and the Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship. In addition, Honors students may be eligible for the Provost Scholarship, awarded by the Office of Admissions. To be considered for a merit scholarship, your general application for admission to the University at Buffalo (either SUNY or Common Application) […]

Getting a student visa for study in the US
by OYA School October 31, 2018

Are you planning to study in the US? If yes, you may be wondering about how to get there. It takes time and effort first of all. The steps can be summarized as looking for colleges, applying to them, getting accepted for admission, applying for a student visa, and getting accepted for a student visa. […]

Chancellor’s and Powers-Knapp Scholarship Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
by OYA School October 30, 2018

The Chancellor’s and Powers-Knapp Scholarship Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were established to attract, support and develop the abilities and potential of academically talented and outstanding individuals from underrepresented  groups. Scholars benefit from individualized advising, a supportive peer network, leadership development, mentorship opportunities, and more.  In addition to the structured support provided by the […]

Alan and Jane Handler Endowed Scholarship in University of Rochester
by OYA School October 30, 2018

Program Overview The Handler Scholarship is the University’s leading award. Handler students will receive assured, complete financial support (tuition, fees, room, board, books, personal expenses and transportation), as well as individual and group opportunities, for the duration of the regular four-year academic program. Scholarship Benefits: A more-than-full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the University of Rochester Individual […]

Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program in Boston College
by OYA School October 30, 2018

The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program is an academic, merit program that annually awards full-tuition scholarships and fully-funded, GPSP-sponsored summer programs to fifteen incoming freshman students who have applied Early Action to Boston College. Each year since 1991, a select group of young men and women of outstanding talent and character have come to Boston College […]

Morehead-Cain Scholarship in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
by OYA School October 29, 2018

The Morehead-Cain experience is an undergraduate educational opportunity like no other. First, there are the tangibles. The Morehead-Cain is a four-year merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It promises: Support for your life at Carolina full tuition student fees housing meals books and a laptop supplies and miscellaneous Discovery Funds […]

Jefferson Scholarship in University of Virginia
by OYA School October 29, 2018

The goal of nurturing future leaders is at the heart of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s mission: to attract to the University the most promising leaders, scholars, and citizens in the world. Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia is a place where producing leaders for a self-governing people has always been a primary goal. The undergraduate scholarship […]

Nancy Susan Reynolds Scholarship in Wake Forest University
by OYA School October 29, 2018

Nancy Susan Reynolds Scholars must be not only excellent students and promising scholars, but also creative leaders who are able to influence others in directions likely to benefit society. They will have achieved unusual distinction in the classroom and beyond.  Successful applicants have pursued the most challenging curriculum available to them and have achieved grade […]

Mork Family Scholarship in University of Southern California
by OYA School October 28, 2018

The Mork Family Scholarship supports USC undergraduates on full tuition, four-year scholarships with additional $5,000 living stipends per year. The Mork Family Scholars Program was announced in 2011, when USC received $110 million – the single largest gift in the university’s history for undergraduate scholarships – from USC supporters and devoted philanthropists Julie and John […]

Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship in Vanderbilt University
by OYA School October 28, 2018

The Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship began in 2007 with a gift from the Sartain Lanier Family Foundation of Atlanta designated to unite and strengthen Vanderbilt’s existing full-tuition academic merit scholarships under the aegis of a coordinated and cohesive scholarship. The scholarship honors the vision of Vanderbilt University’s founder, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who endowed the university in […]

Global Merit Scholarship in Soka University of America
by OYA School October 28, 2018

A Global Merit Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship. Not only does this scholarship cover tuition, fees and room & board, but it also covers the transportation, books & supplies and personal expenses up to the amounts published in the Cost of Attendance each year. This scholarship is guaranteed for four years, subject to a student’s […]

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program in Duke University
by OYA School October 27, 2018

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in young leaders who strive to make transformational contributions to society. Purpose The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program’s investment begins with the selection of a diverse community of undergraduate students who demonstrate extraordinary potential. We provide these young leaders with exceptional benefits and a distinctive set of shared experiences: Four-year […]

Stamps Scholarships at University of Chicago
by OYA School October 27, 2018

The University of Chicago has been providing students with a world-class education since its founding in the 1890s. Whether you are interested in the arts, humanities, or the physical, social, or biological sciences, UChicago offers a welcoming and diverse community that will stimulate your intellectual passions. Students here are smart, broadly interested, academically oriented, and […]

College Application Options:  ED, EA, Regular, and Rolling
by OYA School October 27, 2018

There are a variety of ways for a prospective student to submit his or her application to a college. One can see information about the ways in the admissions policy page of the college. These college application options provide students with a liberty and flexibility in college application so that the students can manage their […]

84 Colleges with Full Scholarships in USA
by OYA School October 26, 2018

The following schools are ranked in the top 50 national US universities by US News. Consider this list the exception to the rule: these are the rare, top-ranked universities that offer merit-based scholarships in addition to standard need-based scholarships. The schools are ordered by ranking. University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) Stamps Scholarship This scholarship covers tuition […]

Common App 2018-19 Prompts Analysis: Prompt #7
by OYA School October 25, 2018

Prompt: Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. What is the prompt asking? This prompt is the broadest of all the Common App prompts. You can write about anything you like.  What do […]

Common App 2018-19 Prompts Analysis: Prompt #6
by OYA School October 24, 2018

Prompt: Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? What is the prompt asking? This prompt is asking you to describe something that you’re intellectually passionate about. […]

Common App 2018-19 Prompts Analysis: Prompt #5
by OYA School October 22, 2018

Prompt: Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. What is the prompt asking? The prompt is a general one like the prompt 1. The prompt is asking you to mention the accomplishment, event, or realization that made you grow as a […]

Common App 2018-19 Prompts Analysis: Prompt #4
by OYA School October 21, 2018

Prompt: Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma—anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. What is the […]

Common App 2018-19 Prompts Analysis: Prompt #3
by OYA School October 20, 2018

Prompt: Reflect on a time when you questioned a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? What is the prompt asking? You can answer this prompt in two ways. The first way is to talk about a time when you questioned a person or a group on idea of theirs. The second […]

Common App 2018-19 Prompts Analysis: Prompt #2
by OYA School October 18, 2018

Prompt: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? What is the prompt asking? This prompt is clear-cut. It is asking you to describe a […]

Common App 2018-19 Prompts Analysis: Prompt #1
by OYA School October 16, 2018

Prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. What is the prompt asking? This prompt may appear quite confusing to you since it is very broad. If you have something […]

Who should write a letter of recommendation letters for you?
by OYA School October 15, 2018

A lot of students focus on writing their college essays that they put a little thought about their recommendations. Recommendations are to be written by someone else not you, but for whom? So you need to be serious about your recommendation letters as well since they make up an important portion of your application. Simply […]

10 Popular College Majors in the US
by OYA School October 14, 2018

You will enjoy enough of academic freedom in the college. During your time in the college you will choose a major that will guide you to a career you want. Deciding a major is not an easy task. You will need to identify your passions and interests in order to know what major is fit […]

How to choose a major for college?
by OYA School October 12, 2018

Choosing a college major is a challenging task. It is equally interesting. One thing that you need to be clear about is that your choice of major does not keep you in boundaries of a specific career for the rest of your life. However, choosing a major or at least having an idea about subject […]

Making a Combination of Extracurricular Activities
by OYA School October 10, 2018

By now, you might have understood the importance of extracurricular activities in college application. After all no college wants their students to be dumb. Even after understanding about the importance of extracurriculars, you might have had confusions about what types of extracurricular activities colleges look for. As a high school student what you must be […]

Introducing you to the Common Data Set for College
by OYA School October 8, 2018

There are a range of factors you need to consider about different colleges of your choice while getting started with the college application process. In the process, your list of colleges needs to be narrowed down depending on your research on factors like the size of the school, the cost of attendance, the competitiveness of […]

College Application Timeline for You
by OYA School October 7, 2018

It is best you start preparing for your college before your senior year starts. So, we are assuming you to be in a summer break before starting your senior year. If you have thought about studying in a US college. Preparing and sticking to a college application timeline is important for you to stay on […]

Test-optional Admissions Policy
by OYA School October 6, 2018

A test-optional admissions policy means some applicants can choose not to submit SAT or ACT scores. The rules vary from college to college. You can usually find a college’s rules on its website. However, colleges can have special conditions like: Some test-optional colleges require scores if students are out of state or international, are declaring […]

SAT Subject Tests: Should You Take Them?
by OYA School October 6, 2018

SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. These are the only national admission tests where students can choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests. The SAT Subject Tests are conducted by the College Board. The Basics There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, […]

Chemistry of Grades and Standardized Test Scores
by OYA School October 6, 2018

GPA and Standardized Test Scores are the reflectors of a student’s caliber. Sometimes they may not go hand in hand. One can assume performing well in one and bad in the other. You may be wondering what affect it may have in your college application if this case ever occurs to you. Assuming two possible […]

College Application Mistakes that you should avoid
by OYA School October 6, 2018

College application is a task that should be taken by every student. Once you submit your application to a college, you enter the pool of thousands of applicants. In the age of fierce competition, admission committees of colleges have been looking for better candidates than ever. In a condition when it is difficult to get […]

Exploring your options to afford a college
by OYA School October 6, 2018

You might have been close with your high school guidance counselor for a long time. Guidance counselor is the one who helps you refine your college choices and shortlisting them based on your academics, selectivity, or other student resources. Despite all these support from your guidance counselor, he or she might not be well acquainted […]

Covering the Financial Aid Gap
by OYA School October 6, 2018

Colleges have become more expensive than ever. The annual costs of attendance has been increasing year after year. It is difficult for many families to bear such cost of education. In such a condition, many students are not able to afford their education without financial aid even if they get accepted to their top choice […]

English language proficiency exams: TOEFL vs IELTS
by OYA School October 6, 2018

Most colleges and universities in the US require international students to submit their scores on English language proficiency exams like TOEFL and IELTS. If you are not a native speaker of English language, it might be difficult for you to learn in English. English language proficiency exam tests your ability to learn from the curriculum […]

Dos and Don’ts for SAT
by OYA School October 6, 2018

Success in exams is not easy unless you have worked hard. Working hard is not enough, you need to work clever. Performing well in SAT takes a lot of effort. You need to know about what you need to do during preparation days as well as the examination day.   We have listed a few […]

What Is a Merit Scholarship?
by OYA School October 5, 2018

Financing education is not an easy job for everyone. Millions of students struggle with their ways to finance a college education every year. In fact, the College Board recently estimated that two-thirds of college students paid for college with the help of financial aid. While this funding often comes in the form of federal loans […]

Deferred or Waitlisted: Tips for Writing a Letter of Continued Interest
by OYA School October 5, 2018

One can get frustrated or discouraged when they get waitlisted or deferred from a college of their choice. You have received a letter placing you on the waitlist or deferring your early admissions application, you are probably feeling some combination of disappointment and impatience. You now have to wait even longer to find out if […]

Path to undergraduate study in the US
by OYA School October 5, 2018

The US has been a preferred destination for undergraduate study across the globe. There are about 4,000 colleges in the US offering 4-year undergraduate courses. However, many take it as a challenging task to be successful in getting a chance to study in the US. It is not as challenging as people consider it to […]

US Colleges and Aptitude Tests
by OYA School October 5, 2018

Aptitude tests are the tests designed to check a person’s ability on a particular skill or a field of knowledge. Many US colleges use aptitude test as a method of checking applicants’ ability to perform in their college. However, some colleges do not require such tests depending upon their method of evaluating applicants. This is […]

Preparing for college while in the high school
by OYA School October 5, 2018

Education in the college is not an easy journey. It requires a lot of skills and knowledge. Most of such skills and knowledge need to be learnt before you enter into college. Your time in the high school has more important for your college education than you can imagine. Your activities in the high school […]

Introducing you to Common App
by OYA School October 5, 2018

If you are thinking about studying in the US, you are entering into a fierce competition. High school graduates from across the world are attracted to US study more than ever. You need to be a strong and fit candidate to be accepted in a college of your choice. Most colleges refer to your application […]

Factors You Should Look Upon while Choosing a College in the US
by OYA School October 5, 2018

The college you study has a role in shaping your career as well as life beyond the college. After all what you do is what you learn. So choosing a college is a task every student should take seriously. There are about 5,000 institutions in the US which grant 4-year undergraduate and 2-year associate degrees. […]

Hook: a way to drag attention of colleges in your essay
by OYA School October 5, 2018

Imagine your college application being in the hand of an officer from admissions committee at your dream college. Also imagine that the day is about to end and the officer is tired of looking at application for the whole day. She has to attend a marriage ceremony at 50 minute drive from the college and […]

Questions to ask yourself before starting a college essay
by OYA School October 5, 2018

Colleges receive thousands of applications in each admission season. How can you get admission in such a competitive environment? This is a question that every high school student should ponder upon. Essays are important parts of student selection process in most of the colleges in the US. In such a situation, you need to be […]