101 scholarship applications : what it takes to obtain a debt-free college education / Gwen Richardson.
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- ISBN: 9798600870208
- Physical Description: 248 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: Revised 2020 edition.
- Publisher: Houston, TX : Cushcity Communications, 2020.
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Develop a plan of action -- Be organized -- Review responses to frequently asked questions about the scholarship process -- Collect the required documents -- Visit important online scholarship sources -- Understand the importance of the FAFSA score -- Create the all-important essay -- Get scholarship sponsors to notice your application -- Submit September-February scholarship applications -- Submit March-August scholarship applications -- Pursue paid internships -- Develop your post-award strategy.
We have all read the headlines featuring a fortunate college-bound student who has received $100,000 or more in scholarship awards. Assuming that the scholarships were renewable annually, this amount could easily pay for four years of college at any American college or university. However, these success stories are the exception, not the rule. They are aberrations among the pool of millions of aspiring college students who submit scholarship applications to the hundreds of companies, foundations and non-profit groups that offer them. The reality is a much different, and sobering, picture. According to federal government estimates, the average undergraduate student who borrows money to pay for college graduates with about $37,000 in student loan debt. 101 Scholarship Applications: What It Takes to Obtain a Debt-Free College Education was written specifically to address the issue of college loan debt, and help students and their parents identify scholarship opportunities, as well as develop strategies for submitting applications and winning awards. This book's author, Gwen Richardson, is a parent who spent several years researching scholarship sources for her daughter, who attended an out-of-state college at the cost of $30,000 per year. Her daughter graduated in May 2018 with all costs financed entirely with scholarships and grants. The highlight of this book is a comprehensive listing of more than 300 scholarship sources, including award amounts, eligibility requirements and direct web site links. All sources have been vetted and researched for accuracy.--From back cover.
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