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Class of 2024 College Signing Day

We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2024 Estrela students and feel fortunate to have played a role in their college search processes. Our students this year have received offers of admission to 138 different colleges and universities in 30 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Talk about finding FIT! In addition, this group of students has been awarded nearly $8 MILLION in merit ...
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College Search Resources for Students with Down Syndrome

If you have a family member or friend with Down syndrome in your life, you know the unmatched joy and unique perspective they bring to this world.Our goal as educational consultants is to help guide all students of all abilities to find the right college fit. In honor of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21), we’re excited to share this great list of resources to help students with Down syndrome and ...
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Cancer and College: Resources and Scholarships for Impacted Families

For nearly two decades, the team at Estrela Consulting has worked and developed relationships with hundreds of families from around the world. While getting to know these families, we have experienced beautiful highs and some extreme lows right alongside them. One thing that is not lost on us is when members of our extended Estrela family experience unforeseen and difficult circumstances. Our ...
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The Ultimate List of Hidden College Scholarships

*UPDATED June 2024! Are you looking for additional money for college? While many colleges offer automatic consideration for scholarships based on your application for admission, many also have scholarships with additional application requirements and/or deadlines that vary from the published application plans. As if the college search and application process isn't complicated enough, the ease of ...
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Campus Pride: Resources for LGBTQ Students and Allies

June is LGBTQ Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall Riots that took place during this month in 1969. Recent studies have shown that LGBTQ youth experience significantly higher rates of mental health issues, often stemming from a lack of support in their own homes or communities. For LGBTQ students trying to navigate the college search process, identifying institutions where they may feel safe, ...
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