Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide

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In this newly revised edition of Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide, Marianne Ragins, the winner of more than $400,000 in scholarship funds proves that it's not always the students with the best grades or the highest SAT scores who win scholarships. Whether you are in high school, returning to or currently enrolled in college, or planning to study abroad, this easy-to-follow guide will show you the path to scholarship success. You'll see that rigorous research efforts, involvement in ...
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Overview

In this newly revised edition of Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide, Marianne Ragins, the winner of more than $400,000 in scholarship funds proves that it's not always the students with the best grades or the highest SAT scores who win scholarships. Whether you are in high school, returning to or currently enrolled in college, or planning to study abroad, this easy-to-follow guide will show you the path to scholarship success. You'll see that rigorous research efforts, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership potential, special talents and hobbies, and geographic location all combine to determine your chances of securing aid for college. One of the most comprehensive books on winning scholarships and written by a successful scholarship recipient, it reveals where and how to search for funds and walks you step by step through the application process.
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"Marianne Ragins is an example to everyone that if you try hard enough and put forth the effort, you can accomplish anything." —Thomas B. Murphy, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805030723
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

A recipient of more than $400,000 in scholarship funds, Marianne Ragins is a summa cum laude graduate of Florida A & M University and works as a marketing representative in Washington, D.C. She lectures nationwide on college scholarships and has been lauded by People, Essence, and Newsweek.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 College Costs 3
2 Research: Discovering Hidden Treasures 8
3 The Internet Scholarship Search 34
4 Help from the Government with College Expenses 44
5 Getting Organized 79
6 Getting the Most from Your Counselor 87
7 Taking Tests 93
8 Grades Don't Mean Everything 103
9 The Application 110
10 Writing Perfect Essays 125
11 Scholarship Interviewing Tips 146
12 It's Never Too Early to Prepare for the Scholarship Search 153
13 I'm Already in College - Are There Scholarships for Me? 163
14 Funding Beyond the Undergraduate Degree 175
15 The Minority Scholarship Hunt: What's the Difference? 179
16 Scholarships for Nontraditional Students and Students with Special Needs 186
17 Making Choices - You've Won an Award ... Now What Do You Do? 196
18 For Parents Only: Helping Your Son or Daughter with College 209
19 Tips for Reducing Your College Expenses and Increasing Your Scholarship Chances 214
20 Parting Words 220
App. A Abbreviated List of Scholarship Programs 223
App. B Books and Periodicals for Additional Information 250
Index 261
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