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Heather Bragdon
Interests: photography, gardening, reading, blogging, information
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The USPTO posted remote internships for college students - part time during the school year and full time during the summer. The turnaround time on these is tight - they posted it to USAJobs on 7/26/22 and it will remain open until they receive 200 applications OR until 8/16/22, whichever... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at College Chatter
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Did you know that Hello Fresh has a 15% student discount? 15% Off for a year + free shipping on your 1st box + free shipping on the first box. 15% Off every box! You'll need to verify via Unidays, but then your grocery shopping days are over! Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at College Chatter
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Did you know that Ring offers a 20% discount for Students? Many students need to move off campus for Junior and Senior years - in some communities Ring cameras are necessary. You will need to verify your identity to get your discount code - go here https://ring.com/exclusive-discounts HOW TO RECEIVE... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2022 at College Chatter
If your student can have some applications done by Nov 1/15, it could be in their best interest to apply to as many as they can EA since it is not binding AND you often find out your admission decision before Jan 1! You can have a bunch of acceptances... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 28, 2022 at College Chatter
Have you tried MEFA's EFC Calculator? It's nice how it shows you on a graph how each component is affecting the EFC amount. https://www.mefa.org/expected-family-contribution-efc-calculator Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at College Chatter
Typically you will see that most college planners will say to take the Federal Loans first (since they are really the only loans just in the student's name), but then many seem to just go to their Parent Plus or bank/credit union or Citizens/Discover for (typically) expensive loans for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at College Chatter
You can assemble a care package with lots of variety when you host a college care package assembly party. What’s that? Read on for all the details! via simply2moms.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 20, 2022 at College Chatter
New England Board of Higher Education's (NEBHE) Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), provides significant tuition savings to residents of the six New England states when they enroll at out-of-state public colleges and universities within New England and pursue approved programs. Basically, if your state doesn't... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 20, 2022 at College Chatter
Looking for Student Loans for College? Make sure to take the Federal Loans first, but then be sure to check the rates of nonprofit and state-based lenders - they are often have much better rates than private banks. MEFA is one of these nonprofit lenders: https://www.mefa.org There's no origination fee,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 19, 2022 at College Chatter
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Send your college student a bracelet care package every month! Best surprise ever and so cute! Three bracelets a month for $14.95 ($45 value!) Best college care package ever - and so easy to carry back to their dorm! 20% off at Pura Vida with promo code HeatherBragdon20 Pura Vida... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2022 at College Chatter
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$5 off with Vegancuts Promo: CollegeChatter Send your hungry college student some healthy snacks! Each month, they get 10+ new and unique vegan snacks, meal items, and beverages. From vegan mac and cheese and delicious chocolate treats, to avocado chips and hummus crackers, the Vegancuts Snack Box is a popular... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 18, 2022 at College Chatter
Looking for Student Loans for College? Make sure to take the Federal Loans first, but then be sure to check the rates of nonprofit and state-based lenders - they are often have much better rates than private banks. Find these lenders here - scroll down to "Find a nonprofit loan... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 15, 2022 at College Chatter
Many states offer state income tax deductions or credits for contributions to a 529 plan. The amount of your 529 state tax deduction will depend on where you live and how much you contribute to a 529 plan during a given tax year. See how much your state's 529 Plan... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 14, 2022 at College Chatter
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Did you know that if your student is interested in attending the University of Alaska, if you have an Alaska 529 account for at least 2 years, you can get in-state tuition?! You can also request an application fee waiver as well! See more here about the process Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at College Chatter
It's after April 1st, and you want to find a few more schools to apply to....quickly.... try these two sources ASAP: 1. National Association of College Admissions Counseling's (NACAC) College Openings Update - A listing of NACAC member postsecondary institutions that are still accepting applications from prospective freshman and/or transfer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at College Chatter
Rhode Island College Student Scholarship! Enter the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority's monthly $2,000 Scholarship contest by answering 3 quick financial literacy questions - no essay! The award 4 $2,000 scholarships every month! 50 per year! Eligibility: Students must be: a Rhode Island resident high school senior, or a Rhode... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2022 at College Chatter
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Did you know that Amtrak has a student discount of 15%? Students ages 17-24 will save on Amtrak tickets purchased one (1) day in advance with their national student discount! Book your tickets using this website or discount code V814 if using the app! some of the terms: Please refer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2022 at College Chatter
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Stay safe anywhere with a She's Birdie Personal Alarm Birdie is the best personal safety alarm - cute, super loud and has a strobe light. My student's college recommended a personal safety alarm instead of any kind of pepper spray since the spray can end up being used against your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2022 at College Chatter
There are "free" MFAs out there.... you just need to apply early and you might get full funding. Full tuition remission & annual stipend! 33 programs available at the list here Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2022 at College Chatter
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Do you want to raise money for your sorority, sports team, charity or club? Raise some major $$$ with custom Pura Vida bracelets! (Look under Shop / Charities / Custom Fundraising) Use the Pura Vida Online Customization Tool to test out color combos, select your quantity (50-bracelet minimum), and place... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2022 at College Chatter
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Pre-COVID, we wanted a quick Sunday drive for lunch on the water. Portsmouth, NH was perfect. We had a great lunch on the deck at Martingale Wharf. The deck really is gorgeous. After lunch we wandered around the shops, bought coffee at Cup of Joe and bought a few cigars... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at Mass Road Trips
Welcome to SongsForScouts.com! via www.songsforscouts.com Need some Girl Scout campfire songs? This website has tons of songs and lyrics. You can listen to the songs AND print out song cards! Continue reading
Artful Adventures offers two programs specifically designed for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts – Artful Adventures Girl Scout Tours and Girl Scout Badge Workshops. Chaperones: A minimum of one chaperone is required for every ten children. If you arrive without the appropriate number of chaperones, the Museum reserves the right to cancel your visit. All chaperones are free and receive a discount on parking in Museum facilities. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Please call 617-369-3303,, or fill out our online request form. To cancel or change a reservation, please call 617-369-3303 or e-mail artfuladventures@mfa.org. Artful Adventures... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2010 at Girl Scout Field Trips & Service Projects
Looking for some field trips and activities for your Girl Scouts? I am gathering girl scout field trip ideas in the Metrowest area. Send me all your ideas! The more the merrier! You can search this site or browse by category - Most postings are tagged with the Girl Scout Level as well as any specific badge covered by that trip/activity. Please post comments so we can share our experiences with these activities! Continue reading