SEMM Forum 2010 Notes 5

The Path from High School to Higher Ed: Insights into Student Decision Making

Suzanne Tyson – President – Studentawards Inc – http://studentawards.com/

Free service for students to find scholarships that are suited to them.  Over 1.8 million students have registered over 13 years.

Ran a survey of over 2500 high school students …

Students and even more so Parents expect to get a good job after attending higher education.  Parents are the #1 source of influence for high school students wanting to attend higher education.  High School Counselors do play a strong role individually with students.

Top 3 criteria – program offered, quality of program, reputation of school

Success factors : representative of university presented at the high school, took a campus tour, did research online, talked to an existing student

Look on YouTube for Studentawards.com for videos … music education video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpMgVr35abo