Presentations......knowledge is power......that's my driving force motto!

 

I believe that knowledge is power.  Through these presentations, it is my goal to educate and empower students and their families about the college admissions process, scholarships and the financial aid process. These presentations are ideal for youth groups, churches, school events, mentoring organizations, and for families interested in hosting small groups. Contact Achievement Matters College Admissions Consulting at (561) 389-5411 or via email at sonyaduval@achievementmattersconsulting.com to schedule a speaking engagement for your organization, school or small group.

 

 

Seminar topics include, but are not limited to:

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 101: START WINNING AS EARLY AS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

This presentation focuses on the various types of scholarships available for college

{merit/academic scholarships; athletic scholarships; need based scholarships; ethnic scholarships; religious specific

scholarships; community service scholarships; major specific scholarships (i.e. STEM focus)} and creating a scholarship

winning game plan.  We also highlight the various college scholarship programs that are available to children under 13 years old.

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE SAVINGS OPTIONS AND DECONSTRUCTING FINANCIAL AID

 

This presentation breaks down Federal and State Financial Aid and the various options for

saving for college. What are grants, private student loans, federal government student loans, work-study programs and

Veteran’s Educational Benefits? What are the options for college savings accounts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: EARLY PREPARATION IS ESSENTIAL!

 

This presentation will take a journey through the college admissions process and will answer

the following questions: What does it mean to be a college ready student? What types of courses should be taken in high

school that will best prepare a student for the demands of college? How important are extra-curricular activities,

volunteerism, jobs, etc. to the student and the college admissions process? How can one begin earning college credit

while in high school? What makes one a competitive college applicant? What’s the difference between the SAT and ACT?

Which test should a student take and why must the PSAT be taken in the junior year? When one begins researching

schools, where should they start and why? What general action steps should one take every year to be ready for the

college application season during the fall of the senior year? When the senior year arrives, what must students and family

members do every month? What are the current trends in college admissions?

 

 

 

THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETE AND THE NCAA/NAIA: GOING BEYOND THE GAME

 

This presentation focuses on the importance of being an academic star in the classroom while

balancing the demands of being a high school student-athlete. The presentation will answer the following questions: What

does it mean to be college-ready? What are current NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Requirements and how are they related to high

performance in the classroom? What should student-athletes and their families be doing yearly to position themselves

for academic and or athletic scholarship offers? Why is it important for student-athletes to have a college game plan

independent of athletic recruitment? Why is it important to be a strong academic student and how can those strengths

be advantageous during the recruitment process? What key steps should students and their families members follow in the athletic recruiting process?  Why is it important to understand the importance of exposure and marketing in sports recruiting? What are current trends in collegiate athletic recruiting?

 

 

 

 

 

IF NOT A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE, THEN WHAT? : EXPLORING COMMUNITY COLLEGES,

TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, AND MILITARY OPTIONS

 

 

A four year college or university is not the universal choice after high school. However, every

high school graduate should have a plan for their lives after high school. If that plan is not a four year college, then what

is it? In this presentation, exploring the worlds of community colleges, technical schools and military options will be the

central focus.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Me

For a free initial 60 minute consultation, contact :

 

Sonya DuVal, M.Ed.

Associate Member, Independent Educational Consultants Association
Owner / Independent College Admissions Consultant

Achievement Matters College Admissions Consulting, LLC


Email: sonyaduval@achievementmattersconsulting.com

 

Telephone: (561) 389-5411

Skype: Sonyaduval1
 

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