U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 49th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts. Tiffany is among the two finalists representing Missouri. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Obama, selects honored scholars annually based on their academic »
A mail arrived today from National Merit Scholarship Corporation informing Tiffany that she had been selected as a winner of the National Merit $2500 Scholarship. The letter concluded: All of us at NMSC hope that named a Merit Scholar designee will be a source of great pride and encouragement to you as you begin the »
A small package arrived in our mail box today from U.S. Department of Education. Signed by Marina McCarth and Simone Olson, the letter inform Tiffany that she has been named as a candidate in the 2013 United States Presidential Scholars Program. The letter went to to state that “of the nearly 3.2 million high school »
It comes down to three reasons why CalTech stands apart and tall from other elite American colleges: no athletics favoritism, no biased racial quota and no corrupt legacy recruits. Thus begins Russell Nieli’s in-depth analysis of meritocracy that underlies the uniqueness of California Institute of Technology.
College early admission is an accelerated application process in which candidate students typically complete their applications in November and receive a decision from the college in December. The lexicons used for this process can be quite confusing. Consider: “early action”, “early decision”, or worse yet “single choice – early action”.