"Through his leadership, skill and courage, Jackie Robinson broke barriers in sports, media and business, impacting our entire society and helping to set the stage for the modern civil rights movement. For more than 42 years, the Jackie Robinson Foundation has continued Robinson’s commitment to equal opportunity by addressing the achievement gap in higher education, and is poised to expand his rich legacy by building the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City.
Founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, the Foundation has advanced higher education by providing generous, multi-year scholarship awards coupled with a comprehensive set of support services to highly motivated JRF Scholars and Extra Innings Fellows attending colleges and universities throughout the country.
All of us at JRF are highly motivated, in turn, to maintain the high standards set by our namesake as we work to level the playing field in education and promote the humanitarian values that defined Robinson’s life. From our board of directors and staff to our volunteer student advisory committees, alumni, and generous sponsors, we are fortunate to have a dedicated, first-rate team to help carry out our mission..."
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"There are many reasons why students find the mathematics on standardized tests difficult, but the one I’d like to focus on here––the phrasing of the questions––rarely gets mentioned. It turns out that a little knowledge about how the ACT constructs and words its questions can go a long way in helping students improve their ACT math scores.
When students learn math in school, many concepts are taught in only one way, and with very straightforward phrasing. One great example concerns something called the fundamental counting principle, which every student learns in about 5th or 6th grade..."
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"Around the start of every school year, we hear the question: what’s the difference between the PSAT and the SAT?
Lucky for you, we’ve got answers.
Before we look at the nitty gritty, the most important thing to know is that the content of both exams is nearly identical, though the PSAT material is slightly easier. This brings us to another important difference: the top score on the PSAT is a 1520, 80 points lower than the 1600 maximum score on the SAT. Why the disparity? The exams are scored on a uniform scale (known as the “Vertical Score Scale”, explained in much more detail here), which ensures parity between PSAT and SAT scores, even though the PSAT’s content is slightly less difficult..."
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Article written by: Evan Wessler on Sep 7, 2016
"Looking for a way to earn fast money and help your fellow man -- or woman -- at the same time? Sign up for a university research project and get paid to talk to your classmates, chew gum, play computer games and lots of other activities that were verboten in your classroom days.
You're never too old for this student gig: Researchers in nutrition, psychology, marketing and other fields need people of all ages.
The UCLA Anderson Behavioral Lab, for example, conducts online and in-person questionnaires about decision-making, consumer behavior and social issues and pays $10 to $20 per hour in cash, gift certificates or through PayPal..."
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"A career in business starts with finding the MBA program that fits your needs. With the U.S. News rankings of the top business schools, narrow your search by location, tuition, school size and test scores..."
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"For some 1,682 first-year undergraduates, life at Brown starts on Saturday morning on Keeney Quad and in Morriss-Champlin with room keys, Brown IDs and Orientation schedules. From there, it’s everything from campus tours and ice-cream socials to teary family goodbyes, first reading seminars and midnight organ concerts."
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"Ivy League schools share a tradition of academic excellence and broad-based, successful NCAA Division I athletics. The Ivy League annually finishes among the top Division I athletics conferences in national competitive rankings, and Ivy League student-athletes earn the country’s best records in the NCAA Academic Performance Ratings, operating under the Ivy League model of athletics as a significant educational component of the student's undergraduate experience. Ivy student-athletes grow from their athletics experiences to become national and community leaders across the spectrum of 21st century life in business and technology, education and philanthropy, law and government, medicine and research, and professional sports and entertainment.
As you pursue opportunities to study and compete in intercollegiate athletics, please keep in mind the following admissions and financial aid policies common to all Ivy League schools.
Ivy League schools base admissions decisions on each candidate’s academic achievements as well as personal strengths and accomplishments, such as athletic achievement, other extracurricular activities and community service.
FINANCIAL AID CRITERIA
Ivy League schools provide financial aid to students, including athletes, only on the basis of financial need as determined by each institution’s Financial Aid Office. There are no academic or athletic scholarships in the Ivy League. A coach may assist a prospective student-athlete to obtain an estimated financial aid award, however only the Financial Aid Office has the authority to determine financial aid awards and to notify students officially of their actual or estimated awards.
Ivy League coaches are knowledgeable about admissions policies, can be valuable resources in guiding prospects through the application process, and may offer advice and counsel based on feedback from admissions. Coaches may make a commitment to support a prospective student-athlete’s application. However only the Admissions Office at each Ivy League school has the authority to admit an applicant and to notify an applicant of admission. Only formal correspondence from the Admissions Office should be considered an admissions decision..."
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Colleges That Change Lives
Mission: "CTCL educates students, families, counselors and the public about the accessibility of a quality post-secondary educational experience and helps students find a best-fit college that develops a lifelong love of learning. We invite you to support the mission of CTCL."
The College Search
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The Great Twenty-Eight
The 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States (listed below) are located in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The institutions range from major research universities to comprehensive universities; from smaller colleges and universities that combine the liberal arts and professional studies to one strictly liberal arts college. In addition to being among 221 Catholic institutions and 1,600 independent colleges and universities in the United States, American Jesuit colleges and universities are part of a network of approximately 189 Jesuit institutions of higher learning throughout the world, thus having the distinction of being at once local, national and international.
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"The Ivy League, one of the nation's most diverse and successful intercollegiate athletics conferences, has partnered with NeuLion,Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, to create the conference's first-ever digital sports network.
First available to subscribers for the 2013-14 season, The Ivy League Digital Network is a nine-channel network that includes an easy-to-navigate interface with a League-wide network schedule and new interactive touch points to showcase the expanded content offerings available on computer, mobile and tablet devices all without the use of an app..."
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