Campus Explorer Site Review

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Campus Explorer

http://www.campusexplorer.com/

The campusexplorer.com site is owned and operated by Campus Explorer, Inc., a Santa Monica, CA, based company started in 2007 by CEO, Jerry Slavonia. As the site’s name reflects, you’ll find a lot of information here related to finding a college, applying, and getting accepted. There are also articles on college entrance test prep, college planning for high school students (with check lists for each year of high school), and campus life. There is also a scholarship search feature.

To search for scholarships, you can choose any one of the category search links listed by major, school, or state. The side-bar scholarship search feature on the Scholarship page allows you to search by major, schools, state, application deadline, minimum award amount, background, affiliations, interests, and gender.

For our search, we entered our major and our state and got 382 results. The list of results indicated that the top three were 100% matchestwo from the University of Kansas (our state of choice was Texas) and one of Campus Explorer’s “exclusive” $1,000 scholarships. We’re not entirely sure how these got a 100% matching rating. The rest of our list came in at a 50% match. Since we only entered two search parameters, the results we got presumably matched only one of those. Clicking on a list item will take you to the individual page for that scholarship, which will give you the scholarship’s sponsor, application deadline, application difficulty, competition, scholarship eligibility requirements, and contact information. No links to the sponsoring organization are given, so you will have to look up the site and online application information on your own. What links are given refer back to web pages on Campus Explorer’s site.

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