Synopses & Reviews
In this important resource, 30 real, winning scholarship essays are analyzed, revealing what makes them successful and how they fit the judges' criteria. Essays and interviews are the two components of scholarship competition that often determine the award's recipient, yet most books on scholarships simply provide a directory of awards. This book includes sample interview questions and answers, along with strategies to help students overcome nervousness and be more prepared. Roundtable panels of judges and applicants supply further inside information regarding the winning qualities sought after by award-giving organizations. Advice for finding scholarshipsusing books, the Internet, personal connections, and sources in the communityis covered. These tips are especially valuable in an era where private education tops more than $100,000, and most of the 15 million college students in the U.S. are in need of financial help.
"This how-to book is full of good advice for college-bound students. . . . An excellent guide for all students who are hoping to continue their education." —School Library Journal
"Sound advice for the college bound, and useful for counselors as well as for libraries." —Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT
In this important resource, 30 real, winning scholarship essays are analyzed, revealing what makes them successful and how they fit the judges' criteria. Includes advice for finding scholarships, including using books, the Internet, personal connections, and sources in the community.
About the Author
and Kelly Tanabe
are the authors of 1001 Ways to Pay for College
, Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays
, Get Free Cash for College
, Get Into Any College
, and Sallie Mae How to Pay for College
. They have been featured as college admissions experts in The New York Times
, U.S. News and World Report
, and USA Today
, and they make regular appearances on Fox Morning News
and CNN Financial News.
They live in Palo Alto, California.