Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets that Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College : how You Can Too!

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Worthy Publishing, 2013 - Study Aids - 224 pages
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On the first day of high school, Kristina Ellis's mom, a single, working mother who lost her husband to cancer, informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation. Kristina would need to find her own way to pay for college. As an average student with less-than-impressive test scores, Kristina realized she would have to sell herself to scholarship committees if she wanted to stand out. That's when she devised the plan that led to her receiving over $500,000 in free money for college--enough to pay for her full education at a top-20 university, all the way up to her doctoral degree, and make her dreams come true. How she made it happen--and how you can too!--is the focus of this book. Kristina shares not just her little-known secrets for scholarship success but her incredibly inspiring story --

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User Review  - N.Robinson - LibraryThing

I don’t think you can read this book without feeling inspired. It’s targeted towards high school students, but there is a message of hope that will likely resonant with many parents. The advice is ... Read full review

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I gained a lot of information that will help me pursue more scholarship opportunities to use towards grad school. Read full review

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Kristina's father lost his battle with cancer when she was seven years old. After his death, her family fell below poverty level and struggled through years of emotional and financial turmoil. On the first day of high school, Kristina's mom informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation; she needed to find her own way to pay for college. As a student with decent grades and average test scores, Kristina realized that she was going to have to sell herself to scholarship committees if she wanted to stand out. That's when she devised the plan that led to her receiving several of the most selective and prestigious scholarships and grants that paid for 100% of her education at a Top 20 university.

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