Best College Advice for Parents

“We’re going to put a little fuel in your bus”

May 24, 2019

Each week College Scoops shares interesting articles we have read throughout the week pertaining to college admissions, college life, college visits, or tips and advice as it pertains to the college planning process. This week one commencement service generated a lot of publicity as it is a feel-good story about loan forgiveness at Morehouse College.

college graduates
Courtesy of Unsplash

Robert F. Smith, a billionaire investor, finished his address to the Morehouse College Class of 2019 by stating “We’re going to put a little fuel in your bus”. He then shared that he and his family would pay off every senior’s student loan debts! Stunned, it took several long seconds for the message to sink in but once it did, students erupted to celebrate a gift they never expected. This is one graduation no one will forget.

“What is more dangerous––to talk about ideas in the open, or to pretend they do not exist? If we cannot discuss controversial ideas here, where can we have an open-minded debate?” This is an interesting article about academic freedom of speech at UArts in Philadelphia.

Have you heard of the “disadvantage level”, a new metric introduced in the SAT? Read this perspective on the new “Adversity Score” of the SAT. Connie Betterton and David Coleman of the College Board share their thoughts on why this new metric was introduced.

Congratulations to all the college graduates and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Read more on our blog.

Happy Reading!

Are you going to apply to colleges soon? Do you need some inspiration on motivation? Check out our reading list this week and “We’re going to put a little fuel in your bus”. For more information visit #collegescoops College Scoops - College Trips Made Easy #colleges #university #collegetrips #applytouniversity #application #admission #collegeadmission #students #interview College application motivation and inspiration
Are you going to apply to colleges soon? Do you need some inspiration on motivation? Check out our reading list this week and “We’re going to put a little fuel in your bus”. For more information visit #collegescoops College Scoops – College Trips Made Easy #colleges #university #collegetrips #applytouniversity #application #admission #collegeadmission #students #interview College application motivation and inspiration

Is there a particular topic you are interested in? Please send us a note at info@collegescoops.com. We are always looking for ideas from members and guests to bring relevant and insightful content to our College Scoops community.

Please take a moment to share a Google review, leave a comment for us on YouTube, and help us share the news of College Scoops with a friend, colleague, or family member.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter, and follow us on social media:

College Scoops Staff, Author

College Scoops has a team of college interns who share their insights and expertise with our community. Our team consists of editors, writers, videographers, social media experts, and storytellers who work hard to produce relevant and interesting content for students (and parents) whether they are applying to, attending or graduating from college.

Related Posts

Finding Your College From Afar

Finding Your College From Afar

We were thrilled to write a guest post for CollegePlannerPro about virtual college visits. As a parent of a rising senior, I know how challenging life is right now for high...

My Kid Applied to College

My Kid Applied to College

Each week College Scoops shares interesting articles we have read throughout the week about life in college, tips for college freshman, college admissions, college tours,...