SSF Blog

The SSF blog is the place to go for all sorts of SEBS Scholarship Foundation news! Here you can find scholarship updates, volunteering news, announcements, and other fun information we'd like to share!

Blog Posts

Turning Your Safety School into Your Dream School Pt. 1

Hope When Prospects Are Not Ideal When I graduated from high school in 2017, I was so relieved; the work was over and I had the grades and honors that my mom could brag about. But something was missing. I was rejected from my two dream universities. Back then (and...

Published on Jul 11, 2020 by Lucie Sullivan

Making Friends in College

Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a wonderful week! I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: my college years have been some of the best years of my life. I strongly believe a lot of my good experiences have been thanks to the amazing friends I’ve made...

Published on Jul 02, 2020 by Holly Lakin

2020 Summer Recommendations

We asked our team their current go-to podcasts, books, and other ways they’re spending their summer in addition to studying, working on the scholarship, and working their day jobs. Here are the recommendations along with comments from their recommenders! *Disclaimer: these recommendations are from individual volunteers and do not represent...

Published on Jun 24, 2020 by SSF Team

10 Things I Learned My Freshman Year of College

College. Is. Amazing. Not everything went smoothly my freshman year of college, but it was so much better than I ever imagined! Aside from the actual academic stuff, here are 10 things I learned my freshman year of college: 1. COMMUNITY BATHROOMS AREN’T SO BAD In my dorm, they were...

Published on Jun 16, 2020 by Holly Lakin

The Summer Before College

Congrats! You’ve graduated high school! Your diploma is in hand, you’ve accepted an offer from a college (or are working it out)… now what? You might be feeling a little bit disoriented about the next 2-3 months. You figured out how to do high school, but what’s college going to...

Published on Jun 06, 2020 by Holly Lakin

SSF Blog Social Update

One of the easiest, but most impactful ways that you can support us is by sharing our content and announcements on social media. Since social media is such a crucial part of our fundraising advertising, we’ve been working around the clock to improve the social experience on our blog. We’d...

Published on May 28, 2020 by Levi Muniz

5 College Tips From SEBS Graduates

Advice From SEBS Graduates As an organization founded and operated by prior SEBS graduates, we’ve collectively had many very different college experiences. There are many things we wish we would’ve been able to tell ourselves before we started college. Since we can’t turn back time, we thought we could share...

Published on May 22, 2020 by Levi Muniz

2020 SEBS Scholarship Recipient Announcement

Announcing the 2020 SEBS Scholarship Recipient… The past few months have been a whirlwind of change and emotion for many, particularly seniors everywhere who were unable to complete their final year of high school the way they imagined. The SEBS Scholarship changed quite a bit, too, in the months, weeks,...

Published on May 15, 2020 by Holly Lakin

Meet the Volunteers, Pt. 2

Meet the rest of our team, and don’t forget: we’d love for you to join us! Get in contact with us if you’re interested in volunteering! Levi SEBS Class of 2017, Computer Science Currently: Online coding instructor for grades 3-9 I wrote and launched the SSF Blog in addition to...

Published on May 08, 2020 by Holly Lakin

Inside SSF: Keeping Costs Low

Keeping Costs Low As a non-profit organization funded solely by charitable donations, one of the first factors we consider when making any decision is cost. We strive to keep our overhead expenses as low as possible so that recipients of our scholarship get every penny possible. Throughout this post, I...

Published on May 04, 2020 by Levi Muniz

Meet the Volunteers, Pt. 1

In the coming posts, we’ll be introducing you to our wonderful volunteers! Get to know them and what they’ve been up to during social distancing. Holly SEBS Class of 2017, Biomedical Science Currently: Biochemistry, minors in Sociology, Biomedical Engineering, and Bioinformatics at The University of Tulsa; General Chemistry Lab TA...

Published on May 01, 2020 by Holly Lakin

Introducing the SSF Blog!

Welcome to the SEBS Scholarship Foundation blog! We’re glad you’re here! Here we’ll post scholarship updates, event information, college and application tips from our volunteers, and announcements from the Foundation. 2020 Scholarship Updates As of the post date, we are busy reading all of the 2020 applications and choosing the...

Published on Apr 26, 2020 by Holly Lakin