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For Students

Writing Essays

Johns Hopkins University "Essays That Worked"

A collection of exemplar personal statements from the highly selective Johns Hopkins University, with comments from the admissions committee about each essay. This list is also updated each year. 

College Essay Guy

A comprehensive guide to the entire essay writing process featuring online courses, blog posts, podcasts, and more. Breaks down the most essential elements of effective applications in a multitude of different ways.

College Essay Advisors' Supplemental Essay Guides

Detailed explanations and advice on school-specific supplemental essays. Features over 135 of the most popular universities in the United States, with updated advice to application requirements each year.

Financial Aid

Nitro College's FAFSA Guide

Explanations of each question on the FAFSA application, with instructions and the specific documentation required for each step.


Students can earn microscholarships based on grades, extracurriculars, volunteer activity, and more. Only certain schools are partners and offer specific scholarships.

CouponFollow's Ultimate Scholarship Guide

A comprehensive resource for finding and applying for scholarships. Provides an overview of the different types of scholarships, links to various scholarship directories, and tips for landing scholarships.

More Scholarship Directories


Recommendation Letter Requests

An email template to send to teachers or other recommenders to request a formal letter of recommendation.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Academic Resume

A resume template to detail your academic and non-academic achievements. Can be used to fill out Activities and Awards section of the Coalition and Common Applications.

Schools and Scholarships Tracker

A form template to organize the colleges and scholarships you are interested in applying to and their individual requirements and deadlines.

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