A few months ago, I noticed my friend Abby was having some real success in helping her daughter raise money for college. She was putting in the work, finding scholarship opportunities that made sense, and having her daughter apply. I asked Abby if she wouldn’t mind sharing some of her knowledge with you as I felt it would be relevant for a number of my readers. With that, here’s Abby:
What if I told you that as of right now my daughter has earned $6,000 in scholarships? No biggie right? What if I told you that my daughter is only a Junior in high school? Did you know you can start looking for college scholarships that early? Well you can!
Here are a few myths regarding scholarships:
- You need a 4.00 GPA to receive scholarships or be an all star athlete
- Only those who are in financial need receive scholarships
- You can only receive one scholarship
- The only place to look for scholarships is the school counselor
Let me take you on the journey I have taken so far on trying to help my children find a way to pay for their college education.
Finding that Scholarship Money IS Out There
Paying for a college education was something a student could actually do as they went with a part time job when I went to college. That is just not the case any more. College prices have doubled, tripled or more in the prices they once were. After seeing the prices of college tuition and knowing my children were reaching that age I began to start looking around at ways to help my kids out.
I found the book Confessions of a Scholarship Winner on Amazon and it really just inspired me! The author of this book, Kristina Ellis, received over $500,000 in scholarships! Here is the best part: she was NOT a 4.00 GPA student. She is a talented lady for sure, but honestly her talent lies in her determination to give herself her best future. After reading this book, I decided to put some of Ms. Ellis’s tips to use. [Read more…]