Allison Wignall

About

Allison is the Editor & Content Manager of College Raptor. In addition to writing and editing posts, she also works on marketing and special projects. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in English: Creative Writing.

Meet College Raptor’s Latest Scholarship Winners!

Scholarship Winners Amanda McCard and Summer Hollingsworth
Iowa City, IA – 6/23/2021 Meet College Raptor’s Latest Scholarship Winners! Amanda McCard and Summer Hollingsworth are College Raptor’s two latest scholarship winners. Their winning essays detailed the challenges and successes in the college search process. These two students have stories and wisdom to share. $2,500 Scholarship Winner Amanda McCard! Connecticut native Amanda McCard found …

Chatting With $2,500 Scholarship Winner Amanda McCard!

$2,500 scholarship winner Amanda McCard scholarships
Congratulations are in order for College Raptor’s most recent $2,500 scholarship winner, Amanda McCard! Her winning essay made me curious about Amanda’s college journey. Luckily, she was kind enough to answer a few more questions. Here’s what she had to say! Tell us about yourself! My name is Amanda McCard and I am an incoming …

Chatting with $1,000 Scholarship Winner Summer Hollingsworth!

$1,000 scholarship winner Summer Hollingsworth scholarships
Congratulations to Summer Hollingsworth for her recent win of College Raptor’s $1,000 scholarship! I got to chat with Summer about her college search challenges and her ultimate decision on where to go to school. Here’s what she had to say! Tell us about yourself! Hello, I’m Summer Hollingsworth and I just graduated from Bayfield High …

What is College Orientation?

Freshman at college orientation student life
College orientation is an event designed for incoming freshmen to a school. While almost every college and university has one, do you know what they entail? We’ll cover what you can expect, how you can make the most of it, and how you can prepare. What is College Orientation? College orientation is a way to …

College Raptor Announces Two Brand New Scholarship Winners!

New Scholarship Winners Tai and John
Iowa City, Iowa 4/1/2021 Meet College Raptor’s Two New Scholarship Winners! Out of hundreds of essay applicants, John McGowan and Tai Ngyuen were chosen as the most recent College Raptor Scholarship Winners! The two wrote moving essays about their challenges and successes in the college search process. Learn more about these impressive students below.  The …

Q&A Interview With Scholarship Winner John McGowan! 

John McGowan scholarships
John McGowan is the winner of the $2,500 College Raptor scholarship! Congratulations are in order. Recently I had the chance to chat with John about his college search journey and what challenges he faced along the way. Check out this interview with a scholarship winner! Tell us about yourself! My name is John McGowan. I …

Q&A Interview With Scholarship Winner Tai Nguyen!

Scholarship winner Tai Nguyen scholarships
Tai Nguyen deserves a round of applause for winning the $1,000 College Raptor scholarship! His winning essay included details about his college journey and we just had to know more. Here is our Q&A interview with scholarship winner Tai Nguyen! Tell us about yourself! Hey! I’m Tai Nguyen and currently a senior at Mountain View …

New Tool Helps Students Decipher Confusing College Financial Aid Offers

Student frustrated with confusing offer letter
1/21/2021 Iowa City, Iowa.  New Tool Helps Students Find Their Best College Deals by Deciphering Otherwise Confusing College Financial Aid Offers Just in time for college acceptance season, College Raptor® launches a best-in-class solution to help families compare the true costs of different colleges. So you or your child got accepted into multiple colleges? Great!  …

The Latest College Raptor Scholarship Winners Announced!

Scholarship winners William and Sofia
Iowa City, Iowa. 12/21/20 The Latest College Raptor Scholarship Winners Announced! A round of applause for William Li and Sofia Zapata—the latest College Raptor scholarship winners! The two had the most impressive essays detailing their college search journey and were awarded the $2,500 and $1,000 awards, respectively. Learn what they had to say! $2,500 Scholarship …