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.

Scholarships for Student Entrepreneurs

An ancient Chinese proverb tells us that “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” Many people spend too much time thinking about what they should have done in the past instead of focusing on ways they can grow for the future. If you like to …

Different Types of College Saving Plans

There are very few things that are certain in life, but here’s one to keep in mind: paying for college, almost without exception, is complicated. Whether you’re taking out student loans, participating in a work study program, receiving scholarship funds, or using money from a savings plan, you’ll have to fill out a lot of …

Create A College Visit Worksheet

When you’re getting ready to graduate high school and go off to college, you’ll be heading into a new and unfamiliar time in your life, full of uncertainty and upheaval. The best possible way to deal with the inevitable chaos of the college application process is to control what you can. As someone who is …

Scholarships for Physics Majors

You’ve probably heard an oft-repeated comment on society that says something to this effect: while we know the names of celebrities and socialites, few people can name a scientist or engineer, even though these people are vital to our communities. While it’s true that a career in science isn’t as inherently glamorous as others may …

Scholarships for Students Interested In Acting

The great Meryl Streep, considered by many to be one of the best actresses of all time, once said of her profession: “Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.” This gets at a key point for those who choose to pursue …

Myth: I Have To File My Taxes Before Filing The FAFSA

Before you file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), you’ll have to untangle some of the more complex financial aspects of the process. You might be asking yourself a ton of questions, including things you thought you wouldn’t have to worry about until after you graduated. What’s a dependent? What is net income? …

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 …