Counselor Resource Committee

Co-Chair:  Kathleen Martin, Wilmington Friends School (DE)
Co-Chair:  Monique Hunter, Independent Educational Consultant (MD)

Are you:

  • Wanting to share links to helpful resources for high school counselors?
  • Hosting a counselor breakfast?
  • Offering a counselor visit program?
  • Coordinating a PD opportunity at your institution?

Your Counselor Resource Center

With access to so many articles, blogs and social media posts, the goal of the Counselor Resource Committee aims to streamline the search process for the admissions community.  Take a look at these helpful resources:

* NEW * LGBTQIA+ Resources

Campus Pride Index: https://www.campusprideindex.org/

A great scholarship program for LGBTQ students: https://pointfoundation.org/

This page has some general info, but also lists scholarships for trans students in particular: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/transgender-student-support/

Trans Youth Equity: http://www.transyouthequality.org/for-educators

HRC has a good guide and resources for ‘welcoming schools’: https://www.hrc.org/resources/schools-in-transition-a-guide-for-supporting-transgender-students-in-k-12-s

https://welcomingschools.org/resources/gender (a resource that provides training led by certified facilitators to improve school climate with the goal of preventing bias-based bullying, helping trans and non-binary students to thrive and creating classrooms that welcome all families)

The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/guide/a-guide-to-being-an-ally-to-transgender-and-nonbinary-youth/

 

* NEW * Resources for African American Students

College Scholarship Guide for Black Students

Guide to College Scholarships & Financial Aid for Black Students

Scholarship programs and information about diversity fly-ins:

Ron Brown Scholar Program

United Negro College Fund

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

2021 Diversity Fly-In & Program List         
        

* NEW * Community College Resources

The Community College SIG meets monthly from September through June.  We are a team of public, private, and independent professionals whose range of serving students spans the middle school exploratory years through the four-year university experience.  Our goal is to provide a one-stop-shop for professionals to guide their students and their families through the college transfer process - from college credits earned in high school to community college degrees through earning a degree from a four-year university. These links provide additional information.

US Higher Education Glossary (Community College SIG Choice)

NACAC Step by Step College Awareness for Families, Counselors, and Communities

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Transfer Tool

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Tool Kit

Virginia Education Wizard

Maryland Community Colleges

Virginia's Community Colleges

West Virginia Community and Technical College System

Community College Research Center

Complete College America

College and Career Readiness and Success Center (Career Pathways)

Joint Services Transcript (for Military-Bound Students)

The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer

New York Times Article - Financial Aid

* NEW * Favorite Admission Blogs

For those seeking inspiration, information, or insight, the CRC recommends these amazing blogs!

* NEW * Favorite Facebook Groups

To connect with inspiring and informative colleagues, you might want to check out some of these Facebook groups!

  • ACCEPT: Admissions Community Cultivating Equity and Peace Today
  • College Admissions Counselors
  • College Admissions Recruiter Network
  • College Essay Forum for Counselors
  • Counselors for Reforming College Admission
  • Global College Admission Counsellors
  • HBCU College Admissions and School Counselors Connect
  • Wonder Moms in Admission
  • Wonder Women in Admissions

HOW TO RESEARCH COLLEGES VIRTUALLY

  • VIRTUAL TOURS
  • ONLINE PANELS – STUDENTS, FACULTY, ACTIVITIES
  • COLLEGE BLOGS
  • COLLEGE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
  • COLLEGE FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
  • COLLEGE TWITTER ACCOUNT
  • CONNECT WITH A PROFESSOR IN YOUR AREA OF INTEREST
  • JOIN A CLASS VIRTUALLY
  • NICHE.COM
  • BIGFUTURE.COLLEGEBOARD.COM
  • VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS
  • CONNECT WITH ALUMS FROM YOUR SCHOOL
  • www.campusreel.org
  • www.youniversitytv.com
  • www.youvisit.com

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Colleagues at TheBestSchools.org set out to simplify the vast amount of information on this topic and created a series that equips upcoming college students with the tools they need to join the ranks of higher education. Utilizing the following guides may help to aid students in understanding the requirements which will, in turn, help their applications stand out.

Paying for College

How to Complete the Common App

Scholarship Opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)

Students may also want to ask the following organizations if scholarships are available:
  • The HBCU Alumni Chapter in you City/County/State
  • Divine Nine Greek Letter Sororities & Fraternities
  • Local Churches, Mosques and Synagogues
  • Minority Professional Organizations in your region
  • Organizations associated with your Major

Scholarship Opportunities

EVENTS

Similar to the college fair resource page, the Counselor Resource Center will compile PD opportunities for you.  Check to see what's coming up under the "Counselor Events" category on our easy-to-access online calendar!

Do you have resources to share or want to join this committee?  Email [email protected]