April 2014 Newsletter

April 2014 Financial Aid News Umbrella Rain

Does Ivy Get You More Green?

On April 13, 2014, CNNMoney released their 12 Top-Paid CEOs list for 2013. We added an extra column to the list -- the colleges the business leaders attended as undergrads.

When you look at the colleges, you’ll realize that you don’t necessarily need to attend the most prestigious or expensive school to get a good education and be successful.

CEO Company 2013 Compensation Undergraduate Education 
1. Larry Ellison Oracle $78.4 million University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2 years); University of Chicago (1 term)
2. Bob Iger Disney $34.3 million Ithaca College
3. Rupert Murdoch 21st Century Fox $26.1 million University of Oxford
4. David Cote Honeywell $25.4 million University of New Hampshire
5. David Farr Emerson Electric $25.3 million Wake Forest University
6. James McNerney Boeing $23.3 million Yale
7. Alan Mulally Ford $23.2 million University of Kansas
8. Larry Merlo CVS Caremark $22.9 million University of Pittsburgh
9. Paal Kibsgaard Schlumberger $22 million Norwegian University of Science and Technology
10. Ken Chenault American Express $21.7 million Bowdoin College
11. John Chambers Cisco Systems $21 million West Virginia University
12. Randall L. Stephenson AT&T $20.6 million University of Central Oklahoma

Ask the Edvisor: Your Questions, Answered

April is National Financial Literacy Month, so we decided to answer a question that will help you become more knowledgeable about financial aid:

Question: What are some tips for how to best evaluate an award letter?

Get the answer from the financial aid experts at Edvisors.

Celebrate Our New Web Site With a $10,000 Scholarship!

Ready to join the Launch Party? Help us celebrate the cool new look of ScholarshipPoints.com by entering the $10,000 Launch Party Scholarship drawing. Spend as many points as you want on this scholarship before midnight Pacific on May 25, 2014. The more points you spend, the more chances you’ll have to win -- thanks to your ScholarshipPoints.com membership. The winner will be announced on May 26, 2014.

Log in to ScholarshipPoints.com to enter the $10,000 Launch Party Scholarship drawing.

Decoding Financial Aid Letters from NPR’s Morning Edition

National Public Radio broadcast a special series on paying for college. Edvisors’ Mark Kantrowitz was invited on the program to discuss financial aid award letters.

Listen to the radio broadcast from NPR’s Morning Edition or read the transcript.

The Seven Scholarships

This monthly section of Financial Aid News features an intriguing list of seven scholarships that share a common characteristic. We hope this section will make you smile and inspire you to apply for more scholarships.

Seven "Green" Scholarships

  1. Brower Youth Awards
  2. Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship for Conservation Horticulture
  3. Garden Club of America Award in Desert Studies
  4. National Environmental Health Association and the American Academy of Sanitarians Scholarship Program
  5. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partners Program
  6. Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
  7. Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program

Featured Scholarships

This month we are highlighting scholarships from the ScholarshipPoints program. To enter, simply log in to your account and spend your points on these drawings before midnight Pacific on the date indicated:

Watch for our notification emails to see if you are a winner!

Stat Snapshot

What percentage of U.S. adults give themselves a grade of C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance?


Source: The 2014 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey

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