"Around my junior year of high school was when the panic of the college-finding process sunk in for me. There were many questions that were running through my mind about where to start and what to do. The whole process seemed intimidating and I felt overwhelmed when I thought of all the deadlines and applications. I felt lost, and above all, I was very scared and unsure of myself. Mrs. Kidwell, did an exceptional job with advising me. I felt more prepared and aware of the things that I needed to accomplish in a timely manner. Mrs. Kidwell did an amazing job at addressing my personal concerns; however, she was also good at informing me about things that I wasn’t giving enough attention to. She made me see the big picture of what college could offer."
-Anna, UMBC 2020
"Mrs. Kidwell helped me from the beginning to the end of the college application process. Things such as finding a college, selecting a major and applying for financial aid were some of the many things she helped me with. I am forever grateful for everything she has done for me."
-Desmond, PA College of Technology 2021
"This fall I will be attending Wingate University, in Wingate, North Carolina. Ms. Kidwell has helped me along a journey I believed I was alone in. She helped me with my FAFSA, my applications and so much more. I really appreciate all of the help Ms. Kidwell has provided me, because without her help, none of this would be possible."
- Elizabeth, Wingate University 2022
"During my high school senior year, I was undecided about whether I would attend a community college or a university and at a loss for what to do about college and scholarship applications and other documentation I needed to complete for college attendance. With a full schedule and demanding AP and Honors classes, I found it difficult to focus on making decisions about college, what to do and where to start. I contacted Mrs. Kidwell to meet with her to get the guidance I needed to work through my decision making and document needs. Without Mrs. Kidwell, I would still be lost trying to decide on a school and how to tackle all the paperwork for college."
-Olivia, Bowie State University 2021
"I had many doubts and problems regarding my college admission. Mrs. Kidwell helped me face all the issues. She provided me with the necessary information needed for knowledge about college admissions. She assisted me in filling my FAFSA, helping me apply for scholarships, providing all the information I needed to make my college career perfect."
-Jaineel, UMBC 2021
"Just wanted to write to you to let you know how appreciative I am of you...I am giving thanks to the people that have made a huge impact on my life in such a great, positive way and you are one of them. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. You truly are one amazing person."
- Shelby, Towson University 2019
I am writing to you to say how grateful I am for the mentorship that was given to me over the previous few years. Having the opportunity to learn from Ms. Kidwell has made a substantial change in my life. When we first began working together, I was able to seek a lot of financial and educational support that I was lacking. Thanks to her, I am continuing to receive grants and scholarships to help with financial struggles. Ms. Kidwell had provided me guidance on how to apply for scholarships, grants, and other educational resources.
- Deborah, UMES 2022