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.