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The Greatest Thing Ever!

If it were possible to know the greatest thing ever, would you take the time to find it?  There are countless stories of such adventures.  Remember these great films?  The Goonies,   National TreasureIndiana Jones,  Star Trek, to name only a few!  There’s something captivating, mystic and ultimately, rewarding in the quest and discovery for whatever “holy grail” we are seeking to find.

As students, finding this gem in light of college could be the greatest thing ever!  But what exactly is it?  And why, when it’s found, would it become the greatest thing ever?

If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him.  An investment in knowledge always pay the best interest.    Benjamin Franklin

The pursuit of the greatest thing ever comes through the simple act of reading.  Read!  It becomes the conduit through which depth of thinking, breadth of understanding and construction of vocabulary occurs.  As Franklin states, it will “always pay the best interest.”

Leave nothing unturned, read often, read from different sources.  This, by far, becomes the best preparation for and improvement in writing, standardized tests and general knowledge of the world and events.

Take the time to read and read, and read some more!  It is the window through which knowledge is gained.  It truly is the greatest thing ever!!

Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.   Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

by Mark Cruver
©2014 Capstone Educational Consultants

When Scholarships Come Home

If your family is like many families trying to reduce the rising cost of college through the use of scholarships, then you understand the importance of accurate and accessible information.  But all too often, it’s frustrating trying to locate and determine eligibility for lack of reliable resources.   This frustration quickly reduces the once worthy and satisfying experience into nothing more than abandoned opportunities for dollars and ultimately, college.  But that is all changing with Scholar-Box and your local high school guidance office — the scholarships are coming home!

Scholar BoxIt’s completely free to students in an ad-free environment with student information remaining secure as a rock!  It just doesn’t get any better than this!  All of your local scholarships in one single location, sorted by those that match your profile with links to their websites, applications and deadlines.  While this sounds too good to be true for students, it’s not!  It’s both very good AND very true!

But even better are the benefits for individual high school guidance counselors!  Eliminate the paper files, the bulletin board notices, the hours of updating website information for each scholarship and stop guessing on who may or may not apply!  Reduce the management of hundreds of scholarships to merely minutes and know for certain which of your students are looking and applying to each of every scholarship on your local list every day!  It’s just that easy!  Increase the accessibility and availability of your local scholarships and increase the number of students winning scholarships!  And by doing so, you’ll fundamentally decrease the number of dollars sitting around collecting dust!  Take a look at how the Guidance Office of Lone Peak High School  integrated Scholar-Box for their students!

“In no time at all I had our scholarship list online, ordered by date and easy to search. I love how easy it is to use these tools and how much time they save me!”  –Colette Davis School Counselor | Timpview High, Utah

Scholar-Box is the one place for all of your scholarships!  It’s the best (and only) resource for organizing, monitoring and identifying scholarships for students and counselors/consultants.  Mark Cruver, President of Capstone Educational Consultants has joined with Scholar-Box to bring these opportunities to Fayette County, Georgia!  Find a list of local (Fayetteville, GA) scholarships here!

Help bring your scholarship home by encouraging your local Guidance Counselor to make Scholar-Box available for your school today!  In less than a day your high school and your students can be actively pursuing hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships!

For more information on how to get Scholar-Box integrated into your high school, email Mark today!  It’s easy, it’s simple, it’s fast and better . . . it’s FREE!  (mark@capstoneeducationalconsultants.com)