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How to Graduate from College With Less Debt

April 13, 2010 By: Julie Manhan Category: Aid for College, Financial Student Aid, Loans, Scholarships 1 Comment →

Everyone knows how expensive a college education can be and that most people graduate from college with at least some debt.  The important thing is to not let the “sticker price” prevent you from pursuing your college diploma.  There are ways to lower your debt that may make a college degree more affordable.



Where to Look for College Scholarships

March 29, 2010 By: Category: Aid for College, Application tips, Finding a scholarship, Nontraditional scholarships, Scholarships 4 Comments →

You don’t have to be the eighth athletic wonder of the world or a clinically proven genius to get a college scholarship. You just have to be resourceful.

There are plenty of ways to get a college scholarship-the trick is just to actively seek them out. If you do the work to find the scholarship, you’ve done the hardest part. Here are some places to start your college scholarship search:


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A Scholarship for Mom! Grants and Scholarships for Mothers

February 24, 2010 By: Category: Scholarships 5 Comments →

In many cases being a mom means more than being the family nurturer, sometimes it also means being the family’s source of financial support. Putting food on the table may be a combined effort or, in the case of the single mom, a sole responsibility. Having a job with good pay, benefits, and flexibility significantly reduces the struggle to raise a family. In order to find good jobs, one needs the education employers require. Yet, for many mothers, even those who stay at home and raise children on one income, returning to school can be financially challenging. How can these women get the education they need in order to enter the workforce? How can they gain access to careers that will give them the pay and benefits they need? Scholarships for mothers may be a viable option. 


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5 Tips for Your Scholarship Essays

January 20, 2010 By: Category: Scholarships 3 Comments →

I have spent the last few weeks sifting through the scholarship essays submitted for the scholarships for mothers that we are about to award, and I feel it’s my duty to pass on a few tips to you.


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How to Begin Your Scholarship Search

October 14, 2009 By: Julie Manhan Category: Aid for College, Finding a scholarship 4 Comments →

Every year, at countless high school graduation ceremonies, you hear or read the names of scholarships the graduating class has been awarded.  It’s important to keep in mind that behind each of those awards are a student commitment, a well done application, and the ever-important scholarship search.  The latter is where many students find themselves in uncharted waters.


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