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Claster Educational Services

Claster Educational Services guides students and families step-by-step so they are well-prepared and confident as they navigate the college admissions process. We work with students to develop and highlight the qualifications colleges seek and to identify colleges where each student will succeed and thrive, both academically and personally.

Location: Virtual

How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Email Becky at becky@clastereducation.com.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS:

Introduction to the Common Application (Webinar + One-on-One)

 Ambassador

College Essay Workshop (Webinar + One-on-One)

 Ambassador

 
YOU SCHEDULE IT OPPORTUNITIES:
Your GS Experience & the College Search: Seniors Workshop

 Senior

In this workshop for Seniors, girls will learn how their Girl Scout experience can make them stronger candidates for college and inform their college search. Educational consultant Becky Claster will discuss what colleges are looking for and how to develop your qualifications, as well as how to identify schools that will be a great fit. Participants will also receive a timeline for preparation and applications, including standardized testing and financial aid. By the end of the event Girl Scouts will be well-prepared to complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the College Knowledge badge.

Additional info: Minimum of 12 girls needed for the class.

Materials needed:  Computer or device to watch the webinar, paper and pen for note-taking.

Cost Per Girl: $15

Badge Connections: Ambassador Badge: College Knowledge

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Forms and maintains healthy relationships.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

Your GS Experience & the College Search: Ambassadors Workshop

 Ambassador

In this workshop for 11th grade Ambassadors, you’ll learn how your Girl Scout experience can inform your college search and strengthen your college applications. Educational consultant Becky Claster will discuss what colleges are looking for and how to highlight your qualifications, as well as how to identify schools that will be a great fit. Participants will also receive a timeline of the application process, guidance on standardized testing, and an overview of the financial aid system. By the end of the event Girl Scouts will be well-prepared to complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the College Knowledge badge.

Additional info: Minimum of 12 girls needed for the class.

Materials needed:  Computer or device to watch the webinar, paper and pen for note-taking.

Cost Per Girl: $15

Badge Connections: Ambassador Badge: College Knowledge

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Forms and maintains healthy relationships.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

College Application Strategies for Girl Scouts

 Ambassador

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the qualifications Girl Scouts have that colleges want and how to showcase your unique strengths, talents and experiences in your college applications. Girls will complete step 2 in the College Knowledge badge.

Additional info: Minimum of 12 girls needed for the class.

Materials needed: Computer or device to watch the webinar, paper and pen for note-taking.

Cost Per Girl: $15

Badge Connections: Ambassador Badge: College Knowledge

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

College Essay Strategies for Girl Scouts

 Ambassador

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to write an effective personal statement and great supplemental essays for each college and how your Girl Scout experience can help you do that. The webinar covers: how essays are used in admissions; choosing topics; writing tips for personal statements and school-specific essays; Dos and Don’ts; brainstorming exercises; and a suggested timeline. Girls will complete step 2 in the College Knowledge badge.

Additional info: Minimum of 12 girls needed for the class.

Materials needed: Computer or device to watch the webinar, paper and pen for note-taking.

Cost Per Girl: $15

Badge Connections: Ambassador Badge: College Knowledge

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

Introduction to the Common Application (Webinar + One-on-One)

 Ambassador

In this two-part workshop for the Class of 2022, the webinar will give an overview of the Common Application and discuss strategies to showcase your unique strengths and talents. Then each student will schedule an individual follow-up session with a review of and feedback on the draft application. Girls will complete step 2 in the College Knowledge badge.

Additional info: Minimum of 3 girls needed for the class.

Materials needed: Computer or device to watch the webinar, paper and pen for note-taking.

Cost Per Girl: $150 (webinar + one-on-one consultation)

Badge Connections: Ambassador Badge: College Knowledge

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

College Essay Workshop (Webinar + One-on-One)

 Ambassador

In this two-part workshop for the Class of 2022, you’ll learn how to write an effective personal statement and great supplemental essays for each college. The webinar covers: how essays are used in admissions; choosing topics; writing tips for personal statements and school-specific essays; Dos and Don’ts; brainstorming exercises; and a suggested timeline. A one-on-one follow-up session offers personalized help on the aspect the student needs most: finalizing topics, brainstorming for school-specific questions, crafting a “why” or “fit” essay, feedback on rough drafts, or final proofread. (Additional follow-up sessions are also available.)

Girls will complete step 2 in the College Knowledge badge.

Additional info: Minimum of 3 girls needed for the class.

Materials needed: Computer or device to watch the webinar, paper and pen for note-taking.

Cost Per Girl: $150 (webinar + one-on-one consultation)

Badge Connections: Ambassador Badge: College Knowledge

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.