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You don't need top grades or perfect test scores to win college scholarships. Marianne Ragins, who won more than $400,000 in scholarship money, has show tens of thousands of high school students how to find their college careers without going into debt. With her as a guide, you can achieve the same goal. This thoroughly revised edition of Winning Scholarships for College reveals the latest secrets of scholarship success for anyone applying to college, graduate or professional school, or study-abroad programs. You'll see how rigorous research, involvement in extracurricular activities, special talents and interests, and where you live all combine to determine your chances of securing aid for college--and how these factors can often outweigh grades and test scores. This book explains how and where to search for funds, then takes you step-by-step through the application process using Ragins's proven method. With many new sources of scholarship money as well as expanded information on current education tax breaks, college savings funds, and service scholarships, this comprehensive book is an indispensable resource for anyone challenged by financing the high cost of higher education.
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
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.