Posts Tagged ‘Scholastica’

Psi Chi Scholarship

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Psi Chi is an international Honor Society in Psychology that offers scholarships for various reasons. One of such reasons is traveling expenses for conferences. This upcoming February I will be presenting research at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans. In hopes of easing the toll the expenses associated with this trip will have on my finances, I have applied to the Psi Chi Unrestricted Travel Grant. To be eligible you must be a member, which wouldn’t have been possible for me if The College of St. Scholastica didn’t have a ‘chapter’ of Psi Chi on campus (not every school has it). I am still waiting to hear back them, but I hope I get it! 

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Advisement Week

Friday, October 11th, 2019

It has begun! Advisement week for next spring is here. Today I met with my advisor. Since I am graduating in December, there was nothing related to class registration to talk about, so instead, we triple checked I have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation and chatted about my future plans. We also took the opportunity to talk about the past and learn how the other ended up here. It took sitting down with a professor I’ve come to admire a few months before graduating to realize that I have, in fact, grown quite fond of this ruthlessly cold, isolated place!

Homecoming will be here soon!

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Hey all! The year just started and things are about to get interesting. In 2 weeks we are going to have the homecoming week. It’s a week where we are gonna have activities everyday of the week. Ras are gonna help set some of the events and run them. It’s always a lot of fun! There is a parade which contains the major clubs and organization on campus. Everyone compete to be the most innovative and creative for the parade. Before the parade, there is the Tailgate party where there is different kinds of food and music. It’s the occasion to to take lots of pictures. We also have a homecoming game. Our football team will go against another team and all the students come to support them wearing the school’s apparel and colors. At the end there will be a dance put on by the college. Everyone comes to the dance and has fun. Can’t wait!

Foundations in Biology

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

One of the classes I’ll be taking next semester is Foundations in Biology. It is ironic I will be taking a freshmen-level course in my last semester (fully inconceivable in my home country), but it is a requirement for the biology minor I declared two semesters ago. 

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Financial Aid

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A good reason to love St. Scholastica is the financial packages they offer. As an international student (or in other words, someone who is foreign to the idea of having to pay astronomical sums of money for your education), financial aid is a significant consideration when deciding where to go to college. In this aspect, Scholastica excels. Not only are the benedictine scholarships they offer upon admission generous–there are also many smaller grants to which you can apply as an undergraduate throughout your years in the college. For instance, the Ryan Rothstein Scholarship is aimed at students experiencing financial hardship, while the Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Memorial Scholarship provides funding to academically strong students (also experiencing some degree of financial struggle) who best uphold the love of learning Sister Ann Edward Scanlon exemplified throughout her life. In all, the many financial opportunities offered  by St. Scholastica are pretty representative of the hospitality and stewardship it tries to inculcate in its students!