Allison Wignall

“Hidden Gem” Schools that Students Should Check Out Before Finalizing Their College Lists

9/22/2021 Iowa City, Iowa College Raptor’s 7th annual Hidden Gems highlights colleges that may not be as well known, but absolutely deserve attention and consideration. Notable high ranking gems this year include Lawrence University as the #1 Wisconsin Hidden Gem, Harvey Mudd College as the #1 Most Ethnically Diverse Hidden Gem, and Samford University as …
Student on laptop applying for scholarships

New All-in-One Scholarship Search Tool Makes Finding Gift Aid Simple

8/30/21 Iowa City, Iowa College Raptor® releases a comprehensive scholarship tool that finds qualifying institutional, government, and private scholarships for students.    College Raptor’s New Scholarship Search Tool Scholarships and college go hand-in-hand. However, finding scholarships you qualify for isn’t so simple. Most scholarship search sites only focus on private awards, ignoring institutional and government …

Vaccine Required or Optional? College Raptor’s 2022 Rankings Reflect New Priorities

College Raptor’s publishes its 7th annual Best Colleges rankings! Notable high ranking schools include the United States Naval Academy as the #1 Vaccine-Optional College, Princeton as the #1 Best College in the US, and CalTech as the #1 Small College.  College Raptor Releases 2022 Best College Rankings Are COVID-19 vaccinations required at your favorite college? …
Scholarship Winners Amanda McCard and Summer Hollingsworth

Meet College Raptor’s Latest Scholarship Winners!

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 …
$2,500 scholarship winner Amanda McCard

Chatting With $2,500 Scholarship Winner Amanda McCard!

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 …
$1,000 scholarship winner Summer Hollingsworth

Chatting with $1,000 Scholarship Winner Summer Hollingsworth!

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 …
Freshman at college orientation
student life

What is College Orientation?

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 …
New Scholarship Winners Tai and John

College Raptor Announces Two Brand New Scholarship Winners!

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 …
John McGowan

Q&A Interview With Scholarship Winner John McGowan! 

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 …

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