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Estrela Founder Elected to Consulting Association Board

  Kristina Dooley, Founder and President of Estrela Consulting, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Dooley, one of just three Certified Educational Planners in the state of Ohio, will serve a 3-year term on the sixteen-member Board. Chartered in 1976, IECA is a not-for-profit, professional association representing ...
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Paying for College Through Military Service

One of the many benefits offered to U.S. active duty service personnel and veterans is help with education and training costs. However, weighing your choices and opportunities can be overwhelming with some programs administered by your branch of service and others through the Veteran’s Administration.  There are also outside scholarships specifically for active duty, veterans and dependents. ...
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From Pee Wee to Post-Secondary: Athletics in College

  The pictures above are worth a thousand words. Although I enjoyed running around on the soccer field, my athletic career ended in eighth grade when I realized I enjoyed Drama Club more than sprints (my giant, wire-rimmed glasses and green scrunchie thanked me). Meanwhile my brother, Ryan, (the strapping six-year-old with the baseball bat) has maintained his athletic involvement to the present ...
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Estrela Supports Girl Scouts with College Knowledge Badge Requirements

Did you know in 2018 the Girl Scouts introduced a new "College Knowledge" badge? The purpose of this new badge is to encourage girls to understand the steps of the college admission process and prepare them to begin this exciting journey. We were thrilled about this announcement and are even more excited to announce our recent partnership with the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland helping their ...
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College Planning Strategies for Homeschooled Students

According to the latest data reported by the National Center for Education Statistics, over 1.7 million U.S. children between the ages of 5 and 17 are homeschooled. Many of these students continue on to be homeschooled during their high school years with plans of attending a four-year college or university. While the college search and application process is largely similar to that of students ...
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