I was terrified to begin the whole college search process and had no idea what to expect in terms of scholarships and college applications. Thanks to Sonja and her excellent coaching and resources, I was able to successfully apply to numerous colleges and get accepted, formulate eye-catching scholarship essays, gain insight into knowing the right questions to ask college professors and their staff, and land at the perfect school for me! She was always there to offer a helping hand, give encouragement, and assisted me in staying on top of my various goals.
- Grace, Student
Thanks to Sonja and her incredible work, my college application process was far less stressful than the average student's. Her knowledge of how the scholarship process works and how to catch the eye of the organizations that give the scholarships out helped me immensely.
- Will, Student
I was not looking forward to the college process! I feared battles over getting applications submitted on time and arguments over essay edits. So, I sought out a resource like Sonja. Best decision EVER! Sonja worked with my son throughout the process. She provided itemized checklists and goals to keep him on track. I became his partner in the process instead of his advisory. He responded well to Sonja and made sure he met her deadlines. The entire process was smooth and resulted in zero arguments with my son! She also helped me know what my role was: organizing meaningful campus visits, completing the FAFSA, and more.
- Kris, Parent
Working with Sonja was a great help! We had no idea what we didn't know until after sitting down with her. After our meeting we felt so much better prepared to tackle financial aid than we ever could have on our own.
- Eric, Parent
Sonja's knowledge of the daunting college application and scholarship search process meant that I didn't have to figure it all out myself. She has a clearly defined process, and the first step of discussing as a family what we were comfortable with financially, gave my son parameters and direction in his college search. Working with Sonja, he took ownership of the effort while she provided the process. As a result he applied to and was accepted to 7 different schools, received the top level academic scholarship level, and received 2 outside scholarships. He is now at a school that he loves and that we are comfortable with financially. Best of all no nagging was necessary!
- Lisa, Parent
Sonja helped make my daughter's senior year absolutely AMAZING. I would have been lost and the stress could have made it a difficult year. Instead, I enjoyed watching her grow, be vested in her education and allow us time to cherish these months. It truly has been a blessing to have Sonja in our lives.
- Jeanne, Parent
It was such a pleasure working with Sonja during our son's college application journey! It made a stressful, overwhelming experience so much better! Knowing that her expertise was just a phone call or email away was wonderful. I also think it was a good learning experience for our son. He took responsibility for scheduling meetings with her and completing follow-up activities. I'm hoping that this will ease his transition into college life as he works independently with professors, school counselors and advisors. I call Sonja our college application doula because she doesn't do the work for your student, but she guides and focuses their efforts as well as providing encouragement and support along the way. You can't ask for more than that!
- Liselle, Parent
I learned so much from Sonja. Her help made it easier to know what scholarships to apply for and what I maybe should spend less time on. Sonja also kept me accountable and helped me to stay focused. She was a great friend and resource in my search for scholarships and without her I don’t know how much I would have been able to accomplish on my own. Thanks, Sonja!
- Nate, Student
Meeting with Sonja helped us as parents as well as our daughter to start approaching the college application and scholarship process with a definite plan. Sonja’s timetable and resources helped us to be accountable and proactive in the first steps of this exciting decision.
- Julie, Parent
Sonja is great. She takes a process that can feel both complicated and overwhelming and turns it on its head, making it, instead, understandable and achievable. I am so glad we had her speak to our students and parents, and I look forward to having her back again.
- Dave, Youth Pastor
Working with Sonja was great! She was able to provide clarity throughout the application process as well as helping me set deadlines to get my work done on time and get various scholarship applications submitted. I also enjoyed that she helped me find my motivation as to why I want to pursue the things that inspire me. I cannot thank her enough!
- Jack, Student
I loved being coached by Sonja. She gave the me the confidence, encouragement and accountability to stick to my goals when I was struggling to accomplish it on my own. I always felt cared for and empowered, never judged or scolded. Working with Sonja gave me someone to talk to about the obstacles in reaching my goals and a new perspective on strategies. My success is due to her hard work and encouragement.
- Veronica, Client
Working with Sonja was an excellent experience. She did a great job of guiding me through the process of finding scholarships that were a good match to my interests and skills, and then helped me put together a plan of action to make sure I actually followed through with applying for those scholarships. Because of her coaching and guidance, I was able to earn several scholarships that helped considerably in making my college education more affordable.
- Nathaniel, Student