College Raptor’s Newest $2,500 Scholarship Winner Selected

August 10, 2018

College Raptor’s Newest $2,500 Scholarship Winner Selected

Iowa City, IA — College Raptor announced its latest $2,500 award recipient as part of its ongoing Scholarship Program. Following a detailed review process, College Raptor selected Jonathan Hogan from Murphy High School in Murphy, NC as the winner.

College Raptor helps students and families discover great college matches and brings cost transparency to the search process. “College Raptor was a tremendous help in my search for the right college. After talking with financial aid offices, the numbers, both net price and expected out-of-pocket costs were very accurate” said Jonathan. “The cost of college is important, and if you don’t understand the ins-and-outs of paying for education, it isn’t hard to get lost. Without College Raptor showing me breakdowns of cost, I don’t think I could have come to the conclusion that I did.”

While Mr. Hogan’s final decision was difficult, he eventually selected Western Carolina University to further his education. Jonathan states “my acceptance into WCU’s Honors College was the final factor in making my decision. Being in an advanced program will help prepare me for what lies ahead and will challenge me to better myself each and every day.” While on the Cullowhee, NC campus, he plans to become immediately active in first-year student activities to help him acclimate to his new home. Jonathan will continue fueling his passion for health care through advanced studies in the sciences which will help him reach his ultimate goal of becoming an interventional cardiologist.

“Providing another scholarship to a promising student like Mr. Hogan is something College Raptor takes pride in. Our company’s mission is to help students find a great college education to achieve their goals at an affordable price. We are looking forward to following Jonathan through his academic career at WCU and beyond.” says William Staib, CEO and co-founder of College Raptor.

Read more about Jonathan’s college search journey in this Q&A interview!

Note: The next $2,500 College Raptor Scholarship Deadline is September 30, 2018.

For more information, please contact Chris Paasch at 319-849-7101, [email protected].

About College Raptor, Inc.
College Raptor builds products to help students, parents, counselors, and colleges resolve some of the most significant challenges in college planning. It is the only college service that enables students and families to discover quality, affordable college options based on personalized estimates of financial aid, scholarships, academic match, and acceptance chances at every four-year college in the country. As a result, students and their families find college options to improve college completion and student success. For more information about College Raptor, visit