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Understanding Financial Aid

At Empower the Athlete, we often talk about ways to address the overwhelming cost of a college education.  Depending on the sport, seeking an athletic scholarship might not be the best way to mitigate high tuitions.  Applicants should also consider…»

Paying Full Tuition is an Admissions Advantage

Rebecca R. Ruiz recently wrote a post titled “Colleges Increasingly Look for Applicants Who Can Pay Full Price“ for the NYTimes online college admissions blog. The skyrocketing cost of college has become one of the top factors in influence a…»

Remembering 9.11; The Man in the Red Bandana

This former NCAA D1 athlete will always be remembered as an american hero. On September 4th, ESPN aired an Outside the Lines piece on Welles Crowther, a hero from 9.11. Welles was working as an equity trader in the World…»

ETA Team Member Spotlight
Michele DeJuliis

A four-time All-American at Penn State, DeJuliis helped lead the Nittany Lions to three NCAA tournaments and a national semifinal appearance during the 1995 season. DeJuliis, who was named a third-team All-American as a freshman, earned first-team All-America honors from 1995-97 and graduated sixth on Penn State's all-time scoring list with 203 points. She led the Nittany Lions in scoring from 1994-96 and, as a senior, was a team captain in the North-South All-Star Game.

A member of the U.S. Women's National Team program, DeJuliis represented her country from 1994-2009 and served as team captain of the 2009 gold medal-winning World Cup team. In 1997, she was awarded the inaugural Aimee Willard Award as the outstanding college player at the National Tournament and later received the Beth Allen Award, presented to a member of the US Lacrosse Women's Division who excels on th... [read more]