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Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College- How You Can Too! Paperback – April 16, 2013
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What I like about CONFESSIONS OF A SCHOLARSHIP WINNER is that the author LIVED IT. Her story is amazing. This makes this book very personal, very real. If you're looking for a book containing a list of thousands of scholarships--this is not it! Besides, you can find that kind of information on the Internet (the author shows you how). As a result, it is as much a inspirational/motivational book as it is a "how to" book. The author basically becomes your very own college scholarships mentor or coach. Very unique approach--and a good one.
The author shows you everything you need to know to go after scholarships of all sizes. How to write essays, what to concentrate on, how to make every word count (sort of like Twitter!). It's amazing how every word does, in fact, COUNT! In addition, she shows you how to create your own personal formula for success. I really loved the section where she goes inside the mind of a scholarship judge...and reveals how they think, and what they are looking for. There is even a chapter on the often-overlooked things that make or break a scholarship application. Are you kidding me? I would have never of thought about those things in a million years!
Again, this is not your ordinary scholarship book. The author wrote this to be your guide. She holds your hand and mentors you through the process. She seriously could be the next big motivational speaker for a new generation.Read more ›
She shares that top colleges/universities want a package deal. They want to recruit someone who is academically inclined (AP courses, Honor Roll), has over come some setback (family, emotional, academic via financial/emotional, environmental and i.e... abuse, alcohol, divorce, etc), and that is willing to go the extra mile (had a meaningful job, volunteered after school, baby sat siblings, did chores, help with household upkeep, comforted a parent because they were depressed, and any experience that a kid today is going through...they have a long list on us...) to learn and acquire knowledge.
She correctly states that colleges want meaningful applicants and not those that tout old ideas. The thing about this book is that it was truly written for a 14-15 yr old and not for parents that are currently searching for grants. It is a meaningless task if your child does not have the required portfolio and this book may have arrived a little late...
If I had read this book at 15, I would have probably been influenced to excel to the next level. I would have known that I needed to do much more than just get great grades, and would have participated more meaningfully in the community.
The problem is the many poor urban and rural high school kids will never get to read this book...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Written for a student with very little websites and specific info of scholarships ... info about setting goals and organization, but not really helpful infoPublished 4 days ago by J. McGlinsky
I have 4 teenagers at home starting high school and I think this book give so much insight about the whole process and how to find the fun on following the scholarship application. Read morePublished 22 days ago by BB
It was a gift. My niece is 16, she loves it, she is reading it very carefully !Published 2 months ago by Airam Cordido
Great information to help young people attend college without a huge financial burden of loans!Published 2 months ago by Yvette Greenwood
An excellent and inspiring resource for parents and students. This is a must read for all students especially those who have counted themselves out.Published 2 months ago by Justin
Great tips in this book on the scholarship essay. When asking others for feedback, get one opinion at a time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alison Cotter, College Application Essay Coach
Great information for all and it is great hearing it from someone who came from such a real personal background. She did it on her own. No one did it for her!!!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer