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Category Archives: College Scholarships 101

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How to Pay for your MBA

Are you a future MBA student who is trying to figure out how to pay for college? Get tips from this sponsored post from Southern Cross University. There are many early and mid-career professionals that contemplate studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA), but get put off by the costs. ‘How would I pay for […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Scholarships: Free Money for College

Disclosure: Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. Enter to win money for college in the Plan for College Sweepstakes1 According to How America Pays for College 2016, the national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, 19% of college costs were covered by scholarships in academic year […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Why It’s So Hard to Find Adult Scholarships (and the Solution!)

Learn how to find scholarships for adult students in my free scholarship class. Register here: http://bit.ly/adultscholarships Whether you are changing careers or want to get your college degree to get a better job, you need to have a plan in place to pay for college. Your plan may include filing for the FAFSA and it should definitely […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Scholarship Analyzer Series: Coca-Cola Scholars Program

I created the Scholarship Analyzer series featuring top scholarship opportunities to show you exactly what you should be looking for in scholarship opportunities to ensure that you are only focusing on scholarships that fit you! If you miss the following items, you could dismiss a scholarship opportunity and leave thousands of dollars on the table. […]

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Enter to win $1,000 in the Plan for College Sweepstakes

Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. Scholarships: Free Money for College Enter to win $1,000 in the Plan for College Sweepstakes According to How America Pays for College 2015, the national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, 17% of college costs were covered by […]

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Win $5,000 for college for National Scholarship Month from Sallie Mae

Learn how you can win $5,000 from Sallie Mae from guest post writer, Temeka Easter, Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae. Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. November is National Scholarship Month. To celebrate, Sallie Mae is giving away $5,000 in its $5,000 Plan […]

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Are Your Social Media Profiles Costing You Scholarships?

You see that funny video and decide to share it with your friends on Facebook or post your pictures from your party on Instagram almost without thinking about it, but that could cost you a scholarship. Do scholarship judges care about what you post on social media? The short answer is absolutely. However, you won’t […]

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College Scholarship Tips for your Student Athlete

Do you have a child playing sports who will need college scholarships to attend college? [fancy_box id=1 align=justify][content_upgrade id=2790]BONUS: Click here to discover how to find scholarships that specifically fit you![/content_upgrade][/fancy_box] I have spoken with families who are very confident that their son or daughter will be recruited by the top colleges and will receive […]

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How to Choose the Best Tool to Find Scholarships

One of the best ways to save time searching for scholarships is to use a variety of tools – online and offline. In fact, I highly recommend that you should add tools to your scholarship search strategy. Diversity truly is the key to finding all scholarship opportunities available to you. I have seen too many students go to one website or app and get frustrated with it for a variety of reasons, but never explore other options. So, I want to encourage you to have a toolbox of scholarship resources.

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Before I share the best tools to find scholarships, I am going to discuss the main 3 questions you should ask when looking at one of the most common types of tools – scholarship databases or scholarship search websites.

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Top 3 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Motivate Your Child to Apply for Scholarships (and the Solution)!

With the rising costs of higher education, your child can’t afford to wait until the final years of high school to apply for college scholarships. The competition for college scholarship dollars are at stake the longer your child delays taking an active role in finding scholarships as well as creating competitive scholarship application packages.

How do you help your child to get motivated to go out there and win scholarship dollars?

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Keep reading for the top 3 reasons affecting your child’s motivation to find and apply for scholarships.

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College Success Spotlight: Monica Matthews

One of the most important aspects of preparing for college is financing college. Parents, I am sure that there is no surprise for you that the costs of college tuition and related costs are rising everyday (it seems like!). The other side of that issue is that many college graduates are leaving college drowning in […]

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