Follow and Fund

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Crowdfund your education and become a crowd scholar. Follow and Fund is the smart way to mark educational high points and really pay it forward.

All using the special forces of community and crowdfunding. Here, students can create a profile-and send out free digital graduation announcements to family and friends. Supporters can then pitch in to help with the rising cost of a higher education-and even stay tuned to see highlights from college life. At Follow and Fund, we help every student become a crowd scholar. It's the fast and flexible way to fuel future brainpower.

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Follow and Fund Startup Supports Crowd Scholars! | Idaho Technology Council

Have you heard of the newest way to fund your education? Check out the details in our newest press. Follow and Fund, a Boise startup, announces the release of their website which provides students a convenient way to send digital graduation announcements.


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A skills model for 22nd century higher education

"What I propose here is a transformative shift from a credit hour model to a competency-based model. Rather than ensure that students accumulate 120 credits to graduate, under a competency model, a student must demonstrate key skills in the institution’s requisite areas to graduate". Andreas Feininger / U.S. Office of War Information Students at Colorado School of Mines practice electrical prospecting (1942). Teach Like It’s 2099A model for 22nd century higher educationEric Landrum | 04.01.2013Eric LandrumEducation 04.01.2013 tags pedagogy, psychology, SoTLThere is a natural tug... 10/25/2012

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Student Debt

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Looking to save money on books, earn cash for your class notes, or just want to stay in the loop on the latest college news? Check out Cosiety. Cosiety is a website for college students to sell textbooks and notes as well as collaborate on curriculum knowledge. 10/01/2012

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The My Future Student Tech Contest is underway. What do you think 21st century classrooms will be like? These teachers and students share their ideas and thoughts. Check out their videos and vote for your favorite.

[09/25/12]   Want to send someone straight to your profile page so they can fund you? Send this link but make sure to add your user name to the end instead of ###x 09/21/2012

Follow And Fund

Want to learn more about Follow and Fund? Check out our FAQs and About page. Follow And Fund 09/19/2012

Ed Board rejects changes to student insurance policy

A potential cost savings to students is rejected by the Idaho state Board of Education but is it a good thing? BOISE -- The state Board of Education declined to advance changes to a policy requiring full-time college students to purchase health insurance... 09/17/2012

Repayment Plans | Federal Student Aid

Is your student loan payment taking too much away from your paycheck? The Income Based Repayment (IBR) plan can help. Find out if you qualify by clicking here: Federal student loan repayment plans include the Standard Plan, Extended Plan, Graduated Plan, Income-Based Plan, Income-Contingent Plan, and... 09/14/2012

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School has started again and so has the football season. Ever wonder what you could learn from football? Here are the top 10 things. If you're a first time visitor, I highly encourage you to click here to learn more about this site to see how it can TRULY change your life like no... 09/14/2012

Crowd funding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Unsure what Crowd Funding is? Here's Wikipedia's definition. Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing, equity crowdfunding or hyper funding) describes the collective effort of individuals... 09/11/2012

Follow And Fund How it Works

Want to learn more about how to use Follow and Fund to raise money for your education? Check out the "How It Works" page. Follow And Fund 09/07/2012

Your first day of school is pretty memorable, no matter what year you're starting this fall. Check out some First Day photos! 09/07/2012

Follow and Fund: Crowdfunding for Higher Education

Thanks for the write up Tech Cocktail! Pursing higher education is one of the quintessential goals of the American Dream, but for many students, skyrocketing education costs have acted as a major barrier to entry. To make higher education more affordable for anyone, Follow and Fund was created to help students leverage crowdfunding to me... 09/05/2012

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Labor Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Back-to-School Time: Transition Your Family from Summer to School ....

It's Back-to-School Time. Here are some helpful tips to make the transition as easy as possible. Make a smooth transition from summer to school with these practical tips. 08/29/2012

Follow and Fund Users News Letter

Want to receive exclusive scholarship contest announcements or tips and tricks to get the most out of Follow and Fund? Then sign up for our newsletter by clicking the link. Receive exclusive contest announcements, "How To"s, or Tips and Tricks to get the most out of Follow and Fund!

[08/28/12]   $500 Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to ANDREA OYARZABAL who has won Follow and Fund's very first scholarship contest! Andrea will receive a $500 scholarship to help her achieve her educational goals. Set up your own Follow and Fund profile and stay tuned for details on our upcoming scholarship contest 08/22/2012

Katelyn Sanchez

Here is another one of our featured futures. Meet Katelyn Sanchez, a student at Boise State University majoring in criminal justice. Her goal is to help troubled juveniles get back on the right track. Way to go Katelyn! I graduated high school a year and a half early. I am supposed to begin college at Boise State University on August 27th. I am going to be m

[08/20/12]   The week is finally here! On August 23rd we will crown the winner of our $500 scholarship giveaway. And, it's not too late to gain a few more followers. Share your F&F profile by using the facebook and twitter features within your account. 08/17/2012

Engaging your Followers through a video is a great way to share your educational goals and help encourage Followers to support your success. Shoot a quick video on your smartphone, post on our YouTube channel, and link to your profile page. 08/15/2012

Megan Rector

Check out one of our Featured Futures! Megan is about to start doctoral studies in higher education. Give her encouragement on her endeavor; whether that's a couple bucks or inspiring words. A little goes a long ways. I am a community college instructor about to start work on my doctorate in higher education. I am committed to ensuring that all students ha

[08/13/12]   Only two weeks left to win our $500 scholarship. All you have to do is registrar for free, complete your profile, and invite your friends and family to follow your educational path. How would you use $500 for school? 08/10/2012

Back To School 2012: Five Gadgets To Keep You Sane In Your New Dorm Room...

Got to have the three-in-one breakfast station!! That's awesome!!! What? It's August already? That means (for better or worse) that hordes of freshly-minted college students will soon be starting the next chapter...




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