About

Morgan Staub
Morgan Staub is a recent graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he majored in English Literature. He served as visual arts editor for Geneseo's acclaimed literary journal, Gandy Dancer, and was the first place recipient of the school's 2017 Lucy Harmon Writing Award in Literary Fiction.

The Three Best Tips for Winning a Scholarship

According to statistics from the 2014-2015 educational year, over half of all college students took advantage of either a grant or a scholarship. Perhaps more interestingly, in that same time-frame, nearly $3 billion in scholarship money was left on the table by students. The reasons for this are complex and can’t be easily discerned, but …

Myth: Only Students With Good Grades Get Financial Aid

As senior year goes by and the reality of college gets closer, financial aid might be on your mind. College is expensive, and financial aid is the best way of paying for a higher education. But what if your grades aren’t so stellar? Do only students with straight As receive the benefits of financial help? …

How to Determine if a Scholarship is Worth Your Time and Effort

As a senior in high school, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Between pep rallies, acceptance letters, anxiously checking the mailbox, ceremonies, graduation parties, crying parents, plans for the summer, and nerves for the upcoming fall semester of college, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Without a doubt, it’s best to use your time wisely. …

FAQs about the FAFSA

It’s that time of year again! The 2018-19 FAFSA form recently was released for application, and students and parents nationwide are poring over every line of the form. Of course, with the complex way the form is framed, questions are going to pop up. Here’s a quick beginner’s guide to the FAFSA, answering some of …

How Divorced Parents Affect Student Loans

A common proverb reminds us that half of marriages end in divorce. To be more exact, approximately 42% of married couples are divorced. It should be noted that the divorce rate for couples without children is 40% higher than those with children. It’s often said, for good reason, that divorce is hardest on the children. …

Scholarships For Students Who Were Adopted

According to recent estimates, over 100,000 children are adopted every year by American parents. This means that, at any given time, there are hundreds of thousands of adopted students attending four-year colleges. America, ideally, is the land of opportunity, and we pride ourselves on giving the same opportunities to children of adoption that are given …

Advice for Incoming College Freshmen: Pay Attention!

This past May, I graduated college after four years of working hard, barely working, and everything in between. My younger brother is heading into his sophomore year of college, and several friends and family have kids heading away for the first time, ready to tackle their freshman year with gusto. I can’t help but put …

Three More Unique Scholarships

When you’re headed to college, odds are good that you’ll do everything you can to gain the extra edge on your peers. One of the most popular ways students go about this is through scholarships, awarded for various reasons. Some are for students in specific majors, others for students from certain regions of the country, …

Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Changes for Student Loans

8/14/17 On the seventh of February, 2017, history was made on the floor of the US Senate. With the vote deadlocked at 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence cast his tie breaking vote, confirming Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education via a 51-50 vote. This was the first time in our nation’s history that the vice …

Scholarships for Animal Science Majors

The great comedian Groucho Marx once said: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Kidding aside, the quote is awfully poignant for animal science majors, who combine their passion for animals and their academic aptitude to pursue a career that perfectly fits their …