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Get Free Cash for College: Secrets to Winning Scholarships (Get Free Cash for College)by Kelly Tanabe
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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.
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Written in an informal tone for students at all levels, this guide offers a directory of 150 scholarships almost anyone can win, a library of nine winning scholarship applications (including essays, resumes, and portfolio submissions), and strategies for specific scholarships and for all types of student situations. The book also includes warnings for recognizing scams, and advice on marketing yourself, writing essays, surviving interviews, and searching the Internet for scholarships. A full chapter is devoted to understanding and applying for federal financial aid, and another chapter is devoted to financing graduate school. The easy-to-read layout features call-out boxes, checklists, question and answer sections, and humorous b&w illustrations. The authors have written 11 other books on scholarships. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The secrets, tips, and strategies used by actual students to win millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships are revealed in this fully updated guide for parents and high school, college, and graduate students. Every step of the scholarship process is examined, with advice about finding the right scholarships, crafting applications, writing exceptional essays, and asking the college for a financial aid reassessment. An all-new, comprehensive scholarship directory containing thousands of updated awards worth millions of dollars is included and is indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, and ethnicity.
About the Author
Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of 1001 Ways to Pay For College, Accepted! 50 Successful Business School Admission Essays, Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays, Adult Students, Get Free Cash for College, Get into Any College, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, and Sallie Mae How to Pay for College. They live in Palo Alto, California.
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