College Essay Bootcamp

Program Description: Over these a total of 16 hours students will complete their Commonapp, write letters to teachers requesting letters of recommendation, and write their main Commonapp essay. Students will also receive two hours of individual counseling/editing following the completion of the bootcamp to be used to complete scholarship essays, individual supplementary essays, or their main essay.

About the Instructor: Barbara Rowley is a professional writer and editor with extensive experience in education and youth development.  She has a BA in English literature and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a MA in Journalism from Northwestern University. She spent twenty years writing and editing for national magazines and publishers, including Outside Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, the New York Times Company, Disney/Hyperion, Microsoft Press and others. She has been helping local students with essays and college applications for ten years.

Dates & Times: TBD based on inquiries. 

Program Fee: Donation of $500 per student. Donation of $250 for Discovery Academy students. All donations go towards Discovery Academy. 

To hold your spot, please send a non-refundable deposit of $125 (BSDA students) or $250 (all others).

Bootcamp is limited to 15 students. 

Scholarships available for both programs based on need.

For Registration and Inquiries: Email