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Watch our founder, Cristy Clavijo-Kish, interview author Maria Carla about her inspiration for “Achieve the College Dream,” and all things college prep:
Students with few resources rarely apply to top colleges.
Even when they have the academic and extracurricular merits to be admitted to institutions like Harvard, Yale and Princeton, these students usually opt for less selective universities.
Many ignore that top colleges are actively seeking outstanding candidates regardless of their economic background. What’s more, a great number of colleges offers generous financial aid to make sure every student can afford to attend.
Maria Carla Chicuén’s new book, “Achieve the College Dream: You Don’t Need to be Rich to Attend a Top School” is the definitive resource to help high-achieving, low-income students access the best possible college.
The author draws from her extensive experience in education to provide advice on important aspects of the path to college such as pursuing a strong high school curriculum, preparing for standardized exams, complementing learning at school, developing leadership, and finding expert help and role models—all through affordable strategies.
In the book, the Chicuén also guides students through the college application and selection processes, as well as the steps to obtain enough financial aid.
From the very first page, the author sheds light on her own journey to college through deeply personal vignettes, demonstrating by example that students with few resources can reach and succeed at the top universities in the United States.
Meet Maria Carla at the 2016 Miami Book Fair by RSVPing HERE. Details below:Sunday, November 20, 2:30 PMRoom 7106 (Building 7, First Floor)300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
For a full lineup of young adult authors presenting, CLICK HERE.
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