The Complete Guide to Writing Effective College Applications and Essays for Admission and Scholarships by Kathy L. HahnBook & CD-ROM. Applying to college can be one of the most stressful times in a student's life. Not only are you faced with the task of finding the perfect school for you, but you also have to find scholarships to be able to go to the school you want. These two intertwining obstacles require a lengthy application and a seemingly perfect essay. The essay topic is crucial to demonstrate your values. creativity, and depth of knowledge, and the writing is important because it reflects your power of persuasion, organisational skills and style. This book will teach you how to write effective applications and essays for college admissions and scholarships, helping shoulder some of the weight of applying. This guide provides you with all the tools you need to complete your application and write a winning essay. You will learn how to choose a topic, keep your focus narrow and personal, edit and revise, tweak essays to use them on various applications, choose your tone and structure, avoid the common pitfalls, and how to overcome writer's block. The guide has sample essays and essay questions, and even examples of the essays specific colleges use. You will find those samples on the companion CD-ROM, along with brainstorming exercises and sample applications. Admissions officers have chimed in with their expertise to provide insider information on how to compose impressive applications and essays for admission and scholarships.
Call Number: LB2351.5 .H34 2010 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2009-11-10
Confessions of a Scholarship Winner by Kristina EllisKristina Ellis was awarded a full scholarship through her PhD. How she managed to get that kind of a scholarship offer is revealed in this book. Raised by a single mother, Kristina appeared to have everything stacked against her - years of living below the poverty level, imperfect grades and sub-par SAT scores. Yet Kristina discovered the secrets to effectively presenting herself as a unique and desirable scholarship candidate. And she's sharing her secrets for scholarship success with students (and their parents) so that they too can obtain money for college.
Call Number: LB2337.4 .E45 2013 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2013-04-16
Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2018 by Peterson'sScholarships, Grants & Prizes 2018 provides up-to-date information on millions of privately funded awards available to college students. It contains detailed profiles of awards based on academic fields and career goals, ethnic heritage, talent, employment experience, military service, and other categories that are available from private sources such as foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations. Hundreds of profiles include information on award amounts, eligibility requirements, application deadlines, contact information, and more. Easy-to-use indexes allow students to search for awards by criteria like academic fields/career goals, sponsoring organizations, employment/volunteer experience, military service, nationality or ethnic heritage, corporate or religious affiliation, talent/interest area, and location of study. Quick-reference chart lists award programs providing over $2,000 in order of dollar amount. Informative articles offer tips on winning a scholarship with a winning essay, guidance on getting in the minority scholarship mix, ways to use social media to help pay for college, strategies for searching for and finding awards, and more.
Call Number: LB2337.4 .P475 2018 (Cecil)
Publication Date: 2017-07-25
Scholarship Handbook 2018 by The College BoardThe Scholarship Handbook 2018 is organized to quickly lead students to real college funding opportunities, including scholarship, internship and loan programs offered by foundations, charitable organizations, and state and federal government agencies. Every entry is verified by the College Board to be legitimate, up-to-date, accurate, and portable to more than one college.This guide includes a planning calendar and worksheets to organize and keep track of scholarship applications. Indexes help students find programs by eligibility criteria--such as minority status, religious affiliation, state of residence and intended field of study--so they can quickly zero in on scholarships for which they qualify.
Call Number: LB2338 .S36 2017 (Cecil)
Publication Date: 2017-07-03
The Community College Career Track by Thomas SnyderGet a good education without massive debt, and enter a field that's actually hiring In coming years, millions of great jobs will be opening up in growth areas like advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, information technology, and sustainable energy. These jobs can pay as well as, or much better than, the average income for four-year college graduates. They generally offer high levels of day-to-day satisfaction. And the path to all of them begins in the community colleges. In The Community College Career Track, Tom Snyder gives young people and their parents, as well as mid-life career changers, a practical, inspiring guide to taking that path and completing it successfully. The old model of a bachelor's degree leading to a good job and career has broken down for large numbers of young people, many of whom graduate college only to work in a career that doesn't require a degree. Meanwhile, millions of productive American white collar and blue-collar workers have been laid off and need retraining for second careers. This book helps you find a new way forward. Offers insights on how to save money over a lifetime through an affordable college education that provides high-paying jobs Author Tom Snyder is the president of Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana's statewide community college system and the largest singly accredited community college system in the country Author Tom Snyder has confronted the education-jobs mismatch from both sides, first as a highly successful business executive and now as an award-winning educator. Follow his efficient, affordable, and rewarding path to a great career and a satisfying life.
Publication Date: 2012-09-06
The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2013Information on thousands of scholarships, grants, and prizes is easily accessible in this revised directory with more than 700 new listings that feature awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Each entry contains all the necessary information for students and parents to complete the application process, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines. With scholarships for high school, college, graduate, and adult students, this guide also includes tips on how to conduct the most effective search, how to write a winning application, and how to avoid scams.
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
Scholarships, Grants and Prizes 2014 by Peterson'sPeterson's Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2014 is the must have guide for anyone looking for private aid money to help finance an education. This valuable resource provides up-to-date information on millions of privately funded awards available to college students. The comprehensive scholarship and grant profiles include those awards based on ethnic heritage, talent, employment experience, military service, and other categories, which are available from private sources, such as foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations. In addition, there are informative articles containing advice on avoiding scholarship scams, winning scholarships with a winning essay, and getting in the minority scholarship mix.
Also a free website, but it's focus is more informational and educational. (FinAid's creator was the publisher for Fastweb)
The Student Athlete's Guide to Getting Recruited by Stewart BrownIllustrating that there is a spot for everyone, this recruitment manual is a go-to guide for all high school students that dream of participating in college athletics. It addresses not only how to get recruited by top colleges and universities but also how to excel academically in both high school and college to ensure a successful career as a student-athlete. Offering insider information, this guidebook for getting scholarship money also provides tips for understanding the complicated NCAA recruiting rules, information on what colleges really want from athletes in their programs, and techniques for developing individual skills to transition successfully from high school to college athletics. The rules and regulations for NCAA recruitment have been entirely revised and updated. Candid and insightful input from college athletics experts, college and high school counselors, and athletic trainers helps sportspersons achieve success in many areas of their life?including training, nutrition, and time management?catapulting these students beyond their peers both on and off the field.
African American Student's Guide to College Success by Ph.D., FErik Brooks; Glenn L. StarksThis encouraging guide coaches African American and first-generation college students on strategies for maximizing their experiences and success on university campuses. * Offers strategies to assist African American students with succeeding in college * Reveals stories of African American graduates and tips for assimilating into an academic environment * Provides detailed and updated resources on schools and organizations * Explains logistics, operations, and terms used on college campuses
Call Number: LC2781.7 .B75 2015 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2015-10-21
Academically Gifted African American Male College Students by Fred A. BonnerThe first-ever study of African American giftedness at the collegiate level, focusing on two extraordinary case studies. * Presents two separate case studies revealing how academically gifted African American males experienced different higher education contexts--the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and Traditionally White Institution (TWI) * Includes interviews with both participants ten years after their college experiences * Offers six articles that provide a contemporary focus on issues impacting African American gifted males in school * Provides excerpts from journals, such as Gifted Child Today, Roeper Review, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of Race and Policy, and Journal for the Education of the Gifted
From the Air Force to College by Hollis Ventrone; Andrew Hollis; Jillian VentroneThe Air Force can be the initial platform of a lifelong career pathway for individuals interested in serving one contract or those who stay on active-duty for a full career. The education and certification options available to airmen can enhance the career viability of those who choose to take advantage of the benefits, but learning about and navigating the possibilities can be difficult. From the Air Force to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education is designed to help readers navigate through this process and to assist them throughout their Air Force journey, including individuals who are just about to join, active-duty airmen, and those preparing to transition back into the civilian sector. This book serves as the go-to guide for those who actively seek opportunities to further develop their education and improve their current and future career prospects. The Air Force offers many different opportunities for career-enhancement and self-betterment, but if an airman does not know whom to seek out for advice, the process can get complicated. Plus, deciphering the world of higher education and navigating the available active-duty and veterans benefits is challenging. Incorrect choices can mean extended periods of time backtracking later on or running out of payment options."
Call Number: UB357 .V3415 2015 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2016-04-11
From the Army to College by Jillian Ventrone; Paul KarczewskiToday's soldiers are highly motivated to serve, but face numerous challenges, especially considering the sacrifices they have made over the past decade of war. As the service branches face budget cuts and draw downs, soldiers need to be aware of the resources and options available to help make them more competitive for promotion or more credible for potential civilian-sector employers. From the Army to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education fulfills this need by serving as a long-term reference manual that will support soldiers throughout their higher education or vocational pursuits and assist with navigating the available funding resources. Aspiring civilians looking to join the Army, soldiers already on active duty, or those transitioning into the civilian sector will gain invaluable information to help them properly prepare, plan, and perform the tasks necessary for a successful transition into the world of education. If a soldier's goal is to expand his or her credentials through education or training, this book is the definitive field manual.