4th Class, Following the Examples of Those Who Have Earned $50,000 or More to Go to School—Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019; plus More Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines

You do not have to go it alone. Several people who have gone to college or graduate school without going into mountains of debt.

And they have written books about it.

Let me introduce you to a resource available at the TSU Writing Center, the Scholarship Library. Many of these authors have found $50,000 or more to go to college.

You can view these books in the Writing Center if you are a Tennessee State University student. Just see Mr. Mike Turner in room 314 in the Student Success Center.

Bring some form of ID that Mr. Turner can keep as you read the book in the Writing Center. Be sure to bring paper and pen to take notes.

Following the Examples of Those Who Have Earned $50,000 or More to Go to School

In the workshop today, after we go over some upcoming scholarship opportunities, students will view these books and find scholarships and/or scholarship tips that apply to them.

I will create a handout from what the students find and post it in the next few days.

For those who have stumbled across this website, you can find these books in local bookstores, on Amazon, libraries, and interlibrary loans.

Also, you can find them used on Amazon or Ebay. For example, I purchased good, used copies of WINNING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE for about $5 (I got lucky) and THE “C” STUDENTS GUIDE TO SCHOLARSHIPS for about $10 on Amazon.

These books are listed in the order of books I recommend.

Scholarship Library

WINNING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE, FOURTH EDITION: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE, Marianne Ragins, Winner of More than $400,000 in scholarship money in her senior year of high school

HOW TO GRADUATE DEBT FREE: THE BEST STRATEGIES TO PAY FOR COLLEGE, Kristina Ellis, Winner of More than $500,000 in scholarship money

THE ULTIMATE SCHOLARSHIP BOOK 2018: BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND PRIZES, Gen and Kelly Tanabe, Both authors received more than $100,000 in financial aid to attend Harvard

THE “C” STUDENTS GUIDE TO SCHOLARSHIPS: A CREATIVE GUIDE TO FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS WHEN YOUR GRADES SUCK AND YOUR PARENTS ARE BROKE, Felecia Hatcher, Winner of $100,000 in scholarships to go to college even though she was a C student in high school (2.1-2.7 GPA) and was advised by her high school counselor to not attend college

HOW TO WRITE A WINNING SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY: 30 ESSAYS THAT WON OVER $3 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS 6th Edition, Gen and‎ Kelly Tanabe

DEBT-FREE U: HOW I PAID FOR AN OUTSTANDING COLLEGE EDUCATION WITHOUT LOANS, SCHOLARSHIPS, OR MOOCHING OFF MY PARENTS, Zac Bissonette, “Zac figured out how to get an outstanding education at a public college, without bankrupting his parents or taking out loans.”

 

These next two books are classics, and on loan from my private collection.

HOW TO GO TO COLLEGE ALMOST FOR FREE, 2nd edition, Ben Kaplan, Winner of over $90,000 to go to Harvard.

THE SCHOLARSHIP SCOUTING REPORT: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BEST SCHOLARSHIPS, Ben Kaplan. Some of the scholarship information may need to be googled to see what is present today.

Upcoming Scholarships

https://tnstate.academicworks.com/

Be on the outlook for TSU Foundation AcademicWorks Scholarships for 2019-2020 at the  website above, beginning on Monday, February 18, 2019. Deadline for applying for scholarships is midnight, Sunday, March 31, 2019.

https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans/

up to $7,000 Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program, D: Feb. 28, 2019

From a Scholarship America email: “There are only two weeks left for eligible U.S. military veterans or spouses of disabled veterans to apply for renewable awards up to $7,000 from the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program. If you or a family member are a U.S. military veteran or the spouse of a disabled veteran with financial need, apply before February 28!”

https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveteransemergency/

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program, Open on an ongoing basis

From a Scholarship America email: “In addition, the Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program will remain open on an ongoing basis while funds are available, to provide immediate grants up to $1,000 for eligible veterans to help meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks while pursuing higher education.”

https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/loan-forgiveness-programs/minority-teaching-fellows-program.html

$5000 Minority Teaching Fellows Program for Tennesseans, D: April 15, 2019

From webpage: “The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. The award is $5,000 per year for students who pursue a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee college or university.”

http://www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org/apply.html

Army Scholarship Foundation, usually $1,000, but can vary in amount, D: April 15, 2019

Selected FAQ’s from webpage: “The Foundation only provides scholarships for undergraduate studies. Children of current or former Army service members and spouses of current Army service members are eligible. Children of current or former Army service members and spouses of current Army service members are eligible.  Applicants may not have reached their 24th birthday by the application deadline date in the year they apply. There is no longer a limit on age for spouses of soldiers. Applicants are required to be U.S. citizens.”

http://www.pushexcel.org/scholarships/

Push Excel Scholarship Program, D: May 1, 2019

 

$2,500 Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship, D: May 1, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

“The Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship is awarded to students who are majoring in any college-approved major, achieve academic success, and play an active role in their communities.

The Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship is a $2,500.00 award and may be renewed depending on the student’s ability to maintain a 2.5 GPA and depending on the student’s undergraduate status (not including a collegiate status of 5 years or more). The award will be paid directly to the college or university the student will be attending.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited, four-year-degree, undergraduate program at a college or university in the U.S. by August 2019.
  • Must be entering freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year (but not 5th year or greater).
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Must demonstrate academic preparation to attend college and succeed.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals.”

 

 

$5,000 Cirilo McSween Scholarship, D: May 1, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

“NOTE: Must be Incoming Freshman and Business or Accounting Majors.

The Cirilo McSween (New York Life) Scholarship is awarded to students who are majoring in business or accounting, achieve academic success, and play an active role in their communities.

The Cirilo McSween (New York Life) Scholarship is a $5,000.00 award and may be renewed depending on the student’s ability to maintain a 3.0 GPA and depending on the student’s undergraduate status (not including a collegiate status of 5 years or more). The award will be paid directly to the college or university the student will be attending.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited, four-year-degree, undergraduate program at a college or university in the U.S. by August 2019.
  • Please Note: Must be entering freshman year.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must demonstrate academic preparation to attend college and succeed.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals.”

 

https://adoptionnetwork.com/adoption-scholarships

$10,000 Adoption Network Law Center Scholarship, D: Oct. 15, 2019

Selected criteria from webpage: “Applicant must be a Birth Parent or an Adopted Child

Applicant must have been accepted to or must be currently enrolled in college, university, vocational, technical or trade school.

Online Application

Upload Video (2 minute minimum) demonstrating or explaining how adoption has made an impact on your life.

Videos can be edgy, funny, bold, simple, serious – or anything in between.

All videos must be available for viewing on the internet (YouTube or Vimeo preferred) and have a public link to them.”

 

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