In Confessions of a Scholarship Winner, Kristina Ellis shares how she, an average student with no financial resources, received over $500,000 in free money for college. She explains how she made it happen and how you can too. Find the best scholarships for you, overcome personal obstacles, and craft a strategy that highlights your strengths.
Kristina Ellis was awarded a full scholarship through her PhD. How she managed to get that kind of a scholarship offer is revealed in this book. Raised by a single mother, Kristina appeared to have everything stacked against her years of living below the poverty level, imperfect grades and sub-par SAT scores. Yet Kristina discovered the secrets to effectively presenting herself as a unique and desirable scholarship candidate. And shes sharing her secrets for scholarship success with students (and their parents) so that they too can obtain money for college.
Kristinas father lost his battle with cancer when she was seven years old. After his death, her family fell below poverty level and struggled through years of emotional and financial turmoil. On the first day of high school, Kristinas mom informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation; she needed to find her own way to pay for college. As a student with decent grades and average test scores, Kristina realized that she was going to have to sell herself to scholarship committees if she wanted to stand out. Thats when she devised the plan that led to her receiving several of the most selective and prestigious scholarships and grants that paid for 100% of her education at a Top 20 university.