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Scholarships 101: The Real-World Guide to Getting Cash for College

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This guide helps all students, regardless of their amount of preparation or school support, and their parents through the process of applying for college scholarships. Stezala describes what to do each year of high school, finding help and resources, tips on college preparation, essays and resumes, and understanding the award. No bibliography is provided. Stezala founded an online scholarship clearinghouse in Wisconsin and writes a column on the topic. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In the next five years, sixteen million high school students will graduate, making up the largest group of high school graduates in this country’s history. Those students who are fortunate enough to be on the honor roll or the star quarterback of the football team will have access to the best scholarships. But what will happen to the rest of them—those students who have the potential for a great college career, but not necessarily the financial backing to attend the school of their dreams? Author Kimberly Stezala passionately believes that every student should have access to a quality education.

Now, she shows parents and their kids how to approach the scholarship process like a pro. Filled with inspiring advice from successful students and scholarship providers, Scholarships 101 shows aspiring college students how to:

apply for those scholarships that are the best match for their profile and skills • create a scholarship application that will stand apart from the rest and impress the judges • find the buried treasure of scholarships that aren’t necessarily available on common websites • build a team of supporters in their scholarship quest

Straightforward and savvy, this book provides the extra boost many students need to plan for their futures and receive the education they deserve.

Synopsis:

Stezala shows parents and their kids how to approach the college scholarship process like a pro. Straightforward and savvy, this book provides the extra boost many students need to plan for their futures and receive the education they deserve.

About the Author

Kimberly Stezala (Milwaukee,WI) founded Wisconsin's first online scholarship search engine. She is an advisory board member at Parents Plus Wisconsin and writes a scholarship column for Wisconsin's largest African-American newspaper.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Meet Your New Neighbor 3

The Scholarship Lady 3

Recipe for Success 5

Neighborly Advice from Your Instructor 7

Chapter 2: Invest in the Best—You! 9

Leave Luck in the Dust 9

Your Past and Present 10

Team of Champions 19

Your Future 21

Chapter 3: Follow Your Dreams, and Others Will Too! 27

Document Your Dream 29

Achieve Your Dream 34

Bull’s Eye 35

Whose Dream Is It? 40

Chapter 4: College Prep 43

Traditional College-Prep Experiences 44

Alternative College-Prep Experiences 47

Chapter 5: Behind the Scenes 55

Reality Check 55

Your Plan 59

Your World Headquarters 61

Your Team and Its Role 62

Final Plan 67

Chapter 6: Load Up Your Backpack 71

Scholarship Worksheet Brainstorming 72

Scholarship Worksheet Format 75

Scholarship Worksheet Review 84

Your Scholarship Résumé 85

Chapter 7: The Search Is On 89

Getting Started 92

Breaking It Down 95

Chapter 8: Apply Now! 109

Fund-Raising 101 110

Assessment 101 116

Marketing 101 117

Applications 101 119

Recommendations 101 121

Essays 101 126

Persistence 101 131

Chapter 9: The Next Round 135

You Are a Finalist 136

Interviewing 101 138

Lucky You 144

Chapter 10: Techno Tools and Traps 147

Phone 147

E-Mail 148

Networking and Sharing 148

Blogs 150

Search Engines 151

Scholarship Databases 152

Electronic Applications 153

Chapter 11: The Buck Stops Here . . . and Here . . . and Here 157

Scholarship Award Announcement 157

Verification and Terms 159

Thank You 160

Recognition 160

Your High School 162

Your College 163

College A 165

College B 167

The Bursar 169

Keeping the Money Flowing 170

Negotiation 101 171

Chapter 12: Scholarship Service Projects 177

Scholarship Special Event 178

Scholarship Clinic 178

Scholarship Information Source 183

Event, Clinic, or Source? 191

Chapter 13: College and Beyond 193

Department Scholarships 195

Invest in Yourself—Again! 196

Chapter 14: Scholarship Success Boot Camp 199

You Are in Charge 200

The Commitment 200

Boot Camp Prerequisites 201

Boot Camp in Six Steps 202

Meet Me After Class, and Bring a Friend 208

Share Your Story 209

Don’t Stress 209

What Only You Can Do 209

Appendix A: Helpful Websites 211

Appendix B: State Higher-Education Agencies 213

Appendix C: Glossary 229

Index 233

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814409817
Author:
Stezala, Kimberly
Publisher:
AMACOM/American Management Association
Author:
Stezala, Kimberly Ann
Subject:
College Guides
Subject:
Financial Aid
Subject:
General
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
Scholarships
Subject:
Universities and colleges -- United States.
Subject:
Scholarships -- United States.
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Reference-College Guides
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 IN 1 LB in.
Age Level:
17

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In the next five years, sixteen million high school students will graduate, making up the largest group of high school graduates in this country’s history. Those students who are fortunate enough to be on the honor roll or the star quarterback of the football team will have access to the best scholarships. But what will happen to the rest of them—those students who have the potential for a great college career, but not necessarily the financial backing to attend the school of their dreams? Author Kimberly Stezala passionately believes that every student should have access to a quality education.

Now, she shows parents and their kids how to approach the scholarship process like a pro. Filled with inspiring advice from successful students and scholarship providers, Scholarships 101 shows aspiring college students how to:

apply for those scholarships that are the best match for their profile and skills • create a scholarship application that will stand apart from the rest and impress the judges • find the buried treasure of scholarships that aren’t necessarily available on common websites • build a team of supporters in their scholarship quest

Straightforward and savvy, this book provides the extra boost many students need to plan for their futures and receive the education they deserve.

"Synopsis" by , Stezala shows parents and their kids how to approach the college scholarship process like a pro. Straightforward and savvy, this book provides the extra boost many students need to plan for their futures and receive the education they deserve.
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