Scholarships 101

The Real-World Guide to Getting Cash for College

 Scholarships 101

Author: Kimberly Ann Stezala
Pub Date: July 2008
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814409817
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814412916

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Meet Your New Neighbor 3

The Scholarship Lady 3

Recipe for Success 5

Neighborly Advice from Your Instructor 7

Chapter 2: Invest in the Best—You! 9

Leave Luck in the Dust 9

Your Past and Present 10

Team of Champions 19

Your Future 21

Chapter 3: Follow Your Dreams, and Others Will Too! 27

Document Your Dream 29

Achieve Your Dream 34

Bull’s Eye 35

Whose Dream Is It? 40

Chapter 4: College Prep 43

Traditional College-Prep Experiences 44

Alternative College-Prep Experiences 47

Chapter 5: Behind the Scenes 55

Reality Check 55

Your Plan 59

Your World Headquarters 61

Your Team and Its Role 62

Final Plan 67

Chapter 6: Load Up Your Backpack 71

Scholarship Worksheet Brainstorming 72

Scholarship Worksheet Format 75

Scholarship Worksheet Review 84

Your Scholarship Résumé 85

Chapter 7: The Search Is On 89

Getting Started 92

Breaking It Down 95

Chapter 8: Apply Now! 109

Fund-Raising 101 110

Assessment 101 116

Marketing 101 117

Applications 101 119

Recommendations 101 121

Essays 101 126

Persistence 101 131

Chapter 9: The Next Round 135

You Are a Finalist 136

Interviewing 101 138

Lucky You 144

Chapter 10: Techno Tools and Traps 147

Phone 147

E-Mail 148

Networking and Sharing 148

Blogs 150

Search Engines 151

Scholarship Databases 152

Electronic Applications 153

Chapter 11: The Buck Stops Here . . . and Here . . . and Here 157

Scholarship Award Announcement 157

Verification and Terms 159

Thank You 160

Recognition 160

Your High School 162

Your College 163

College A 165

College B 167

The Bursar 169

Keeping the Money Flowing 170

Negotiation 101 171

Chapter 12: Scholarship Service Projects 177

Scholarship Special Event 178

Scholarship Clinic 178

Scholarship Information Source 183

Event, Clinic, or Source? 191

Chapter 13: College and Beyond 193

Department Scholarships 195

Invest in Yourself—Again! 196

Chapter 14: Scholarship Success Boot Camp 199

You Are in Charge 200

The Commitment 200

Boot Camp Prerequisites 201

Boot Camp in Six Steps 202

Meet Me After Class, and Bring a Friend 208

Share Your Story 209

Don’t Stress 209

What Only You Can Do 209

Appendix A: Helpful Websites 211

Appendix B: State Higher-Education Agencies 213

Appendix C: Glossary 229

Index 233

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