An updated and revised edition of this comprehensive guide to finding and winning scholarships for your education
Marianne Ragins, the publisher of The Scholarship Workshop and winner of more than $400,000 in scholarship money, presents the fully revised and updated Winning Scholarships for College, Fourth Edition. Containing the most up-to-date scholarship grant resources, this classic guide will show you the path to scholarship success. This is one of the most comprehensive books on winning scholarships on the market, revealing where and how to search for funds, and containing step-by-step instructions for the application process. The fourth edition has information on hundreds of academic scholarships—from the most well-known resources to smaller, more localized funds; guides readers through the use of the Internet and social media in their scholarship search; and gives detailed suggestions for essays with examples from the author's own highly successful scholarship search. With special chapters focusing on helping middle class scholarship seekers, home schooled students, those without an A average and even students as young as age six, this guide is a must have tool for students bound for university. Whether you're in high school, enrolled in or going back to college, studying abroad, or pursuing a postgraduate degree, this book is an invaluable resource for helping you to avoid leaning too heavily on student loans and effectively finance the education you want.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; It is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Before you begin your search for scholarship money, it’s a good idea to get a handle on how much a college education is going to cost you over the next four years or more. The cost of tuition at most colleges has been steadily escalating for years. Currently a college education can cost anywhere from $55,000 for four years of tuition at a public institution to more than $100,000 for four years at a private institution. For many students,
“Marianne Ragins is an example to everyone that if you try hard enough and put forth the effort, you can accomplish anything.”—Thomas B. Murphy, former Speaker of the House of Representatives
"Nothing has proved more valuable than information gleaned from your book and your workshop. The scholarship success I have experienced, I owe to you…You showed my family unbelievable opportunity!"--Brooke Brandon, Ragins/Braswell National Scholarship winner and attendee of Marianne Ragins’s teleclass, The Scholarship Class for High School Students. Brooke won 26 scholarships and grants totaling $133,316. Brooke's brother, Barrett, also won over $45,000 in scholarships and grants.
"Many of the students in our program who have read your book have commented on how well the book and the information in it have guided them through their college application process. It also teaches individuals how to keep track of their community service and volunteer work that are so valuable but often overlooked. I highly recommend this book to all students pursuing college and also to those already in college."--Frances L. Thompson, director, Health Careers Opportunity Program, Boston
"My son Marcus was accepted to a private university that cost $15,000 per year in tuition alone. The university did not offer any type of scholarship to him. After learning of this, Marcus and I started preparing and organizing information based on Marianne Ragins’s book, Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider’s Guide, and her workshop. Using this information, we were able to get enough scholarship money to pay for his entire tuition bill."--Francine Robinson, parent and workshop attendee