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The secrets, tips, and strategies used by actual students to win millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships are revealed in this completely revised guide for parents and high school, college, and graduate students. Every step of the scholarship process is examined, with advice on finding the right scholarships, crafting applications, writing exceptional essays, and asking the college for a financial aid reassessment. Profiles of scholarship judges give potential applicants insight into the scholarship selection process and the qualities that judges seek in selecting the winners. A fully updated scholarship directory contains the top 150 scholarships that anyone can win with awards worth more than $100 million; examples of winning scholarship applications, essays, and interview questions and answers are also included.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe won more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to graduate from Harvard debt-free. They are the authors of 14 books including The Ultimate Scholarship Book, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, and Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Northern California.
Table of Contents
1. How to Get Free Cash For College 2. Find Scholarships You Can Win 3. Avoid Scholarship Scams 4. Create a Stunning Scholarship Application 5. The Scholarship Resume 6. Get the Right Recommendations 7. Secrets to Writing Winning Essays 8. Ace the Interviews 9. Strategies for Specific Scholarships 10. Guaranteed Scholarships 11. Unleash the Power of the Internet 12. Financial Aid Workshop 13. Free Cash For Graduate School 14. Parents' Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid 15. How to Keep the Money You Win The Top 150 Scholarships Anyone Can Win Glossary Resource Guide State Agencies for Student Financial Assistance