College Opportunity Fund: Why You Should Consider It

A College Degree

Getting a college degree is a smart choice for so many different reasons. If you or someone in your life desires this, they will need to decide on many things, and one of the first ones in which college to attend and also how to fund the education. If this is something that you are interested in, learning about your options is an excellent way to ensure you can get the education that you desire. Read on to learn more about the opportunities that are available to you and how to learn more about them.

The Pathway

First of all, you can take some time to learn about the colleges that are of interest to you. Is there a school that you are currently looking at? Or do you want to consider all of the ones near you simply? Or maybe you know what degree you want, and you want to find the college that has the best program in this area? No matter what your thoughts are concerning the college that you are considering attending, you will want to give some idea to this topic.

Then, you will want to think about funding your college education. The good news is, there are many great opportunities out there. One of these choices is the College Opportunity Fund. By taking time to look into this excellent choice, you can learn if you qualify and how to apply. This is a smart choice as college can be costly.

As you decide to consider the College Opportunity Fund, you will want to learn as much about it as you can. This means you should determine which colleges it can help you fund. Also, you should learn which degree programs it includes, or possibly excludes. Another thing to do is learn about the qualifications. By doing this, you can learn if you qualify for it.

After that, you can then apply for the opportunity. As you do, you will want to include all of the information that is being asked for. If you don’t have the data, you should do what you can to secure it before you apply. If you find that this is not an option, contact someone who can help you with the next step as it is essential to submit a completed application to have the best chances of getting the funding you need for your college education.

Once the application is submitted, you will have a timeline as to when you will be contacted regarding the decision as to whether or not your application was approved and how much funding you will be awarded. After that, you will need to follow the steps shared with you to ensure your funding is provided to fund your education.


In conclusion, when you desire to obtain a college degree, you should give some thought to the school and the funding options. By doing so, you will find great options for getting your degree.


Education and Innovation

Tablets for Schools are proud to support the Education Innovation Conference happening on 27/28 February at Manchester Central. Education Innovation is a national conference and exhibition that brings together leading education experts, thought leaders and practitioners to share advice and training on integrating innovation and technology into learning.

If you are an educator looking for new ideas, free CPD and training, or a chance to network with like-minded professionals, Education Innovation will provide insight into the latest learning technology and innovation to help you enhance levels of learning and achievement.  Among the many practical workshops and special areas featured at the conference, there is a Classroom of the Future, an Innovation in Practice Workshop, and a Computing at Schools Clinic.

Tablets for Schools Presentation

On Thursday 27th February, Tablets for Schools will be presenting:  ’Tablets – A Catalyst for Change in Education‘, that will take place in the Purple Seminar room at 1:20pm-1:50pm. In this presentation, Niki Gandham (Project Coordinator for Tablets for Schools) will talk about  the latest updates on the project and new research findings. The talk will also address issues as the kit-factors for leading 1:1 successfully and the change that tablets bring to pedagogy.

Our Study Schools

Daniel Ibbitson from Dixons City Academy, one of our study schools, will do a presentation on the use of Android devices in school. His presentation will take place in the Yellow Seminar Room at 12:30pm on 27th February.

Tim Cross from Longfield Academy,  another of our research schools, will be talking about the school’s use of tablets over the last two years, how their introduction has transformed learning and how pedagogy has evolved.

Some Keynote Speakers

  • Bob Harrison (Education Advisor, Toshiba Information Systems)
  • Toby Young (Co-founder, West London Free School)
  • Hannah Jones (Founder & Director, Connected Learning)
  • And many others from organisations such as US Safer Internet, and schools across the US. See the full speaker list.

Exhibitors Include…

  • BBC Learning
  • British Dyslexia Association
  • Corel US Ltd
  • Guardian Teacher Network
  • Lego Education
  • And many more…check out the resource list.

How to Register

The event is free, and you can register your interest here.  The conference is already starting to generate twitter-buzz:

The 2nd Education Innovation Conference & Exhibition is at Manchester Central on February 27th and 28th 2018

— Elaine Evans (@Elainesresource) November 24, 2018


What’s on at Education Innovation?

  • The Latest Events & Activities: Visit What’s On At Education Innovation. Activities include an Innovation in Practice workshop, and Raspberry Jamboree 2018.
  • #WeTweetEd6 Tweet-Up: A great place to network and debate education policy.


Help Spread the Word About EICE

Help to spread the word about the event by mentioning EICE in your tweets.  Use @EICEManchester as the tag, and #EICE.

EICE will show appreciation for your support by including your press release, news item, case study, or blog on their site (they get around 2,500 hits a week, and have almost 2,200 Twitter followers).