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Winning scholarships for college : an insider's guide

Author: Marianne Ragins
Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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"In this newly revised edition of Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide, Marianne Ragins, the winner of more than $400,000 in scholarship funds proves that it's not always the students with the best grades or the highest SAT scores who win scholarships. Whether you are in high school, returning to or currently enrolled in college, or planning to study abroad, this easy-to-follow guide will show you  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Ragins
ISBN: 0805059695 9780805059694
OCLC Number: 40453102
Notes: "An Owl book."
Description: xv, 268 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. College Costs --
2. Research: Discovering Hidden Treasures --
3. The Internet Scholarship Search --
4. Help from the Government with College Expenses --
5. Getting Organized --
6. Getting the Most from Your Counselor --
7. Taking Tests --
8. Grades Don't Mean Everything --
9. The Application --
10. Writing Perfect Essays --
11. Scholarship Interviewing Tips --
12. It's Never Too Early to Prepare for the Scholarship Search --
13. I'm Already in College --
Are There Scholarships for Me? --
14. Funding Beyond the Undergraduate Degree --
15. The Minority Scholarship Hunt: What's the Difference? --
16. Scholarships for Nontraditional Students and Students with Special Needs --
17. Making Choices --
You've Won an Award ... Now What Do You Do? --
18. For Parents Only: Helping Your Son or Daughter with College --
19. Tips for Reducing Your College Expenses and Increasing Your Scholarship Chances --
20. Parting Words --
App. A. Abbreviated List of Scholarship Programs --
App. B. Books and Periodicals for Additional Information.
Other Titles: Scholarships for college
Responsibility: Marianne Ragins.
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"In this newly revised edition of Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide, Marianne Ragins, the winner of more than $400,000 in scholarship funds proves that it's not always the students with the best grades or the highest SAT scores who win scholarships. Whether you are in high school, returning to or currently enrolled in college, or planning to study abroad, this easy-to-follow guide will show you the path to scholarship success. You'll see that rigorous research efforts, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership potential, special talents and hobbies, and geographic location all combine to determine your chances of securing aid for college. One of the most comprehensive books on winning scholarships and written by a successful scholarship recipient, it reveals where and how to search for funds and walks you step by step through the application process."--Jacket.

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