Winning Scholarships For College, Third Edition: An Insider's Guide [NOOK Book]

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A comprehensive guide to finding and winning scholarships from a student who won more than $400,000 for college

In this thoroughly revised third edition of Winning Scholarships for College, Marianne Ragins 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, planning to ...
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Overview



A comprehensive guide to finding and winning scholarships from a student who won more than $400,000 for college

In this thoroughly revised third edition of Winning Scholarships for College, Marianne Ragins 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, planning to study abroad, or interested in pursuing an M.B.A., J.D., or M.D., this easy-to-follow guide will show you the path to scholarship success.
This is one of the most comprehensive books on winning scholarships available-it reveals where and how to search for funds and takes you step by step through the application process. The third edition includes information on the 2001 education tax breaks, college savings funds, service scholarships, and many new sources of scholarship money.
Written from one student to another, Winning Scholarships for College also includes
- hundreds of invaluable resources for uncovering scholarship opportunities
- information on using the Internet to make your search easier
- an in-depth look at how financial aid packages are prepared
- foolproof tips for scoring high on the new SAT and ACT
- clever suggestions for writing winning personal essays with examples from Ragins's personal scholarship search

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466849020
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 341,015
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author



Marianne Ragins is the founder and president of the Scholarship Workshop. She currently attends George Washington University in pursuit of an M.B.A. and travels the country lecturing on scholarships and other topics related to education.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 College costs 5
2 Research : discovering hidden treasures 11
3 The internet scholarship search 41
4 Finding scholarships in your backyard 50
5 Help from the government with college expenses 54
6 Getting organized 88
7 Getting the most from your counselor 95
8 Taking tests 101
9 Grades don't mean everything - standing out in a crowd 118
10 The application 128
11 Writing perfect essays 141
12 Scholarship interviewing tips 160
13 The art of getting good recommendations and requesting nominations 166
14 Scholarships and awards for volunteer service and work 173
15 Unusual scholarship opportunities 183
16 Scholarships for the unnoticed athlete 196
17 The minority scholarship hunt : what's the difference? 204
18 I'm already in college - are there scholarships for me? 224
19 Funding beyond the undergraduate degree 245
20 Scholarships for nontraditional students - distance learners and adults returning to college 263
21 Scholarships for international students and study-abroad funding for U.S. students 272
22 Scholarships for disabled students 285
23 Making choices : you've won an award ... now what do you do? 291
24 For parents only : helping your son or daughter with college and the scholarship process 303
25 For parents only : motivating your kids to win scholarships 307
26 For parents only : saving for college 310
27 It's never too early to prepare for the scholarship search 317
28 Major reasons why some students win scholarships and others don't 327
29 Tips for reducing your college expenses and increasing your scholarship chances 329
30 Parting words 334
App. A Abbreviated list of scholarship programs 337
App. B Books and periodicals for additional information 365
Acknowledgments 377
Index 379
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2008

    An overall extremely helpful and informative book

    Despite having spent a great deal of time looking into colleges, this book took me another step further and showed me possibilities I had no idea existed. It definitely made me feel better about college expenses, interviews, applications, and everything in-between. If you're even just considering college, read this book. I would recommend it not only as a scholarship reference, but also as a good starting point for one's college search.

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