Cash For College, Rev. Ed.: The Ultimate Guide To College Scholarships

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Harper Collins, Jul 21, 1999 - Education - 687 pages
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Would you like to attend college almost for free? Then you're in luck. It can be done. Millions of dollars are available from private and federal programs -- and not all are reserved for the class valedictorian! Many are awarded based on a student's special interests, projected major, and other criteria. With college costs rising by 6 to 15 percent or more annually, no one can afford to be without the guidance offered in this book.

Cynthia and Phillip McKee have created the sourcebook on finding scholarship money -- now fully revised and updated to include more than 6,000 entries representing over $8.5 billion in scholarships and grants! But this book is more than just a compendium of scholarships. It is also a step-by-step road map through the entire financial application process. The McKees explain how to create a sparkling resume, write persuasive essays, obtain recommendation letters, negotiate the financial-aid maze, avoid common pitfalls, and learn the useful shortcuts that can pave the way for success. Sample letters, schedules, and charts show you how to prepare your strongest application and stay on top of deadlines. A comprehensive index helps you find all the scholarship opportunities for which you may be eligible.

"If you have only one shot, make it your best one!" say the McKees. This book will help you take your best shot at attending the college of your dreams.

 

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After locating more than $340,000 in college scholarship money for their son (who has now completed graduate school and garnered a total of more than $500,000 in scholarships), Cynthia and Phillip McKee were flooded with requests for help from parents and students. So in 1989 they founded College Resource Materials, a family-owned and -operated company. Through their popular workshops, the McKees have helped thousands of students of all ages find the financial resources for college. Cynthia McKee has appeared on National Public Radio and many other radio and television shows. She has won numerous awards for her community and business achievements: she is a member of the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame in the area of Business and Finance, received a Certificate of Appreciation from President and Mrs. Bush in 1991 for her community involvement, and was selected as one of ten National Hispanic Leaders by the national Telemundo Network and UltraTide. College Resource Materials is based in San Antonio, Texas.

McKee helped in founding his family-owned company, College Resource Materials. Through his workshops, tapes, website, and books have helped thousands find cash for college.

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