In 2012, Hope Brinn and Steven Gu, two Swarthmore students, realized that no comprehensive, organized resource existed for high school students and by college students seeking information about the college admissions process.

The Collegiate Blog strives to serve as an easily accessible resource for students seeking to gain admissions to US colleges and universities, particularly liberal arts schools. We seek to simplify the college admissions process by providing clear, concise, up-to-date information regarding test preparation, selection of extracurricular activities, college selection based on “fit,” financial aid, majors and minors, essays, recommendations, and interviews. The Collegiate has been featured on the Huffington Post, the largest online news website in the world. The blog differentiates itself from other college admissions resources by its contributors – all writers are experts, individuals who have been through the college process within the last four years.

In 2012, Hope Brinn received the Eugene M. Lang Opportunity Scholarship, a Swarthmore College fellowship aimed at bringing in-need social resources to undeserved communities, to develop the Collegiate Blog virtual mentoring program. The objective of the virtual mentoring program is to match high achieving, experienced undergraduate volunteer mentors with low-income and underprivileged rising high school seniors. The mentoring team’s goals are to build strong personal relationships and provide critical advice and information throughout the academic year to students who otherwise would not have access to higher education. Our mission is to encourage and provide high-achieving underprivileged students with the knowledge to successfully apply for admission to the top U.S. colleges and universities.

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  1. Andrew Jackson
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    Hi Admin,

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  2. T. Reihmer
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    Another Kentucky Program for you to add to your list if you haven’t already. Georgetown College was chosen as the host site for a new program, Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs. The program is mirroring the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) and the Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program (GSP), which many Georgetown students participated in during high school. Kris Kimel, President of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), is the man behind the vision for this new program.

    Also for rising senior every year the American Legion hosts Boys State and Girls State in most states and even hold a Boys and Girls Nation in DC. The cost for everything but transportation is covered by the American Legion

  3. Joe GoGoRocket
    Joe GoGoRocket at · Reply

    “Just saw the campaign on indiegogo! I checked it out and noticed your campaign was in the back pages of indiegogo though. I think we should get in touch. I believe this is the type of campaign that we can really get moving. I want to possibly work together to get your campaign some more exposure ASAP. Let’s discuss this more!

    My email: joe@gogorocket.com (888) 313-5804″

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