Resources for Parents
A Counselor's Best Advice for Parents During the College Process, by Kirsten Clodfelter
Parent's Don't Write That College Essay, by Jeanne Sager
Six Ways Parents Can Help Students with the College Application Process, by Lynn F. Jacobs & Jeremy S. Hyman
What to Do If Your Child is Falling Behind on College Applications, by Colleen Barrett
It's Time to Tell Your Kids it Doesn't Matter Where They go to College, by William Stixrud
Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, by Frank Bruni
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant
The College Admissions Mystique, by Bill Mayher
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, by Loren Pope
Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right for You, by Loren Pope
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims (former Stanford Dean.)
The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life, by Laura S. Kastner & Jennifer Wyatt
But What if I Don't Want to Go to College? A Guide to Success through Alternative Education, by Harlow G. Unger
College/University Visit Clusters - A list of colleges and universities grouped by geographic location and size.
Questions to ask on a college visit. - A list of questions to ask when touring colleges to help students and families evaluate the "fit" of the each school.
Please contact Ms. Wuerthner if you need assistance planning college tours for your student, or if touring colleges does not feel possible for your family.
SF Federal Credit Union Youth Scholarship Program - The Youth Scholarship program was established to assist students who are members of San Francisco Federal Credit Union and plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations and unusual personal or family circumstances. Financial need is not considered. Application deadline: May 31, 2019.
College Board Big Future list of grants and scholarships
List of colleges that offer great scholarships for National Merit Finalists
Affordable Alternatives to California Public Universities
FastWeb - Scholarship web search tool.
Going Merry – a single app that matches you to scholarships for which you are eligible
The Point Foundation – The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund