Category Archives: Colleges

2016 Scholarship Recipient Heather Norman Writes About Her College Experiences

The last 6 months have been some of the best of my life. Because of the ForCarol Scholarship I was able to have the unique and amazing opportunity to attend summer semester at BYU, an experience I highly recommend to all incoming freshmen to try at their schools. The money covered nearly all of my room and board expenses making

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2012 Scholarship Recipient Seokho Hong Writes About His College Experiences

Seokho Hong was the Tracy High 2012 Carol Phan College Scholarship recipient. He has graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in Computer Science and plans to work at Cisco as a Data Scientist. To see Seokho’s winning entry for the Carol Phan College Scholarship….go here. Here is Seokho’s 2016 update on his experiences at Stanford and growing up. Thank you,

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“High School vs College and Home vs Dorm” by Caitlin Dong

Here is a BRAND NEW blog entry from Caitlin Dong, ForCarol.com’s 2011 College Scholarship  winner. Caitlin is now attending U.C. Berkeley (….Berzerkeley….I just had to do it!).  🙂 Enjoy! — College life is undoubtedly different from high school/home life in many ways. While college life and living on your own is exciting and fun, nothing really beats going home for

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“College Thus Far :-)” by Caitlin Dong

Note:  Caitlin Dong was the first recipient of the Carol Phan College Scholarship.  She is now attending U.C. Berkeley.  Thank you, Caitlin, for this update and the kind words at the end of your blog entry.  You rock!  🙂 — Sitting here, I realized that I am about to start my tenth week of college. That’s insane. On the one

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California College’s Salary Potential

Lori showed me this link on the University of the Pacific web site. In there, UOP (Pacific) states that Payscale.com has ranked Pacific graduates as #5 in salary potential among tons of California universities.  We (I say, we, because Kristen goes to UOP) even beat Berzerkely and Cal Poly!  I’m shocked….really, I am. Pretty cool.  (Go here for some virtual

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UC Berkeley Student Orientation by Caitlin Dong

UC Berkeley Student Orientation by Caitlin Dong Just as high school freshmen attend orientation, so do college freshmen. I attended freshman orientation for UC Berkeley in the middle of June. Everyone abbreviated and referred to orientation as CalSO (Cal Student Orientation). I just learned the other week that UC Berkeley is also known as “Cal” because it was the first

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