Scholarship Mom Alert: PinkRose Breast Cancer Scholarship

PinkRose Breast Cancer Scholarship. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

PinkRose Breast Cancer Scholarship. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Cancer may be the most dreaded six-letter word in our vocabulary. “The PinkRose Foundation was founded in 2003 with the goal of helping students pay for college after they have been through the tragedy of losing a parent from breast cancer,” according to College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews. There are very specific rules for applicants to follow.

Monica provides details about the scholarship application requirements along with her “Winning Tips.” They give insight into what the scholarship judges are looking for when deciding who to award the PinkRose Breast Cancer Scholarship.

Read Monica’s insightful post before applying:

The PinkRose Breast Cancer College Scholarship

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Scholarship Mom Alert: Lint Center Scholarships

Scholarships about improving national security and global understanding. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Scholarships about improving national security and global understanding. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

If you are a creative problem solver concerned about improving national security and global understanding, then consider applying for the Lint Center’s college scholarships. They are for students interested in the fields of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security. Two of the Lint Center for National Security Studies’ scholarships have July deadlines and winning can help pay for education and career development.

College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews is sharing specific Winning Tips and highlighting important scholarship info and a crucial “required detail” for applicants. Before applying, read Monica’s spot on post

The Lint Center College Scholarships

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Scholarship Mom Alert: $1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

Merit-based college scholarship contests. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Merit-based college scholarship contests. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

This week’s scholarship feature shows not all merit-based scholarship contests require a minimum GPA. For the Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship, merit is demonstrated via a short 250 word essay. College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews has some Winning Tips to make your personal statement a compelling eye-catcher for the judging committee.

Monica explains that even if writing essays is not your favorite scholarship activity, students can “use an essay that they have previously submitted for another scholarship application or submit one they have written as a school assignment.” What a time saver!

Just be sure to honor the word count and other directions. I recently wrote “Think of application instructions as the map leading to the award treasure,” in my article The number one winning scholarships tip. So carefully read all scholarship details and Monica’s information to know exactly what to do to increase chances for winning.

Find Monica’s expert scholarship advice in her post:

Gen and Kelly Tanabe College Scholarship 

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Scholarship Mom Alert: Donna W. Foss Scholarship

Essay-only scholarships tips. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Essay-only scholarships tips. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Two, that’s TWO different scholarships from one sponsor and there are multiple awards that increase your chances of winning. This week the focus is on the 2015 Donna W. Foss Scholarship Contest. Set your calendar to come back next fall for info about the 2015 Video Scholarship Contest, both courtesy of The Joe Foss Institute Scholarship Program because The Joe Foss Video Scholarship is now closed.

Want more details and ways to increase your chance for winning an award? Like how to address the essay as the only requirement for this scholarship? Do what I do and learn from College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews. She has the answers with her special Winning Tips. Read them all in her post:

Donna W. Foss College Scholarship

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Scholarship Mom Alert: The A&F Scholarship

Key is motivation. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Key is motivation. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Attention motivated students, take a close look at the A&F Scholarship. College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews explains, the scholarship sponsor “Abbott and Fenner want to award the scholarship money to students who ‘have the desire and ambition to succeed.’”

There are ways parents can help motivate their teens or give them the skills to self-motivate. Check out Wednesday’s Parent’s 5 rule-breaking ways to encourage and Using irony and a proverb as self-motivation for your teen.

High school juniors, seniors and current college students are eligible to apply for the A&F Scholarship $1,000 award. Monica details the other application requirements. Note, GPA is not one of them!

For all the info and Monica’s special Winning Tips, read her post:

Abbott and Fenner College Scholarship

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Scholarship Mom Alert: Social media scholarship

Scholarship Mom Alert: Social media scholarship. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Scholarship Mom Alert: Social media scholarship. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

If your student is going to spend a whole lot of effort applying for scholarships, it makes great sense to find the ones that increase his chance of winning. That’s the premise College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews is working with when she recommends brand new scholarships. One example is The Marketing Certified Students Leading Social Media Scholarship. Chances for getting this award are increased because “this is a new scholarship, so there will be less competition right from the start,” Monica advises.

As always, Monica supplies the contest’s requirements along with her don’t miss Winning Tips. For this info and more, read her post:

Social Media College Scholarship

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Scholarship Mom Alert: Meet May deadlines for these scholarships

May scholarship deadlines. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

May scholarship deadlines. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

You are a super busy parent or college-bound student who is juggling a huge to do list with loads of deadlines. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone helped you out to sort priorities by putting together a list of upcoming due dates for scholarship applications? Go ahead and thank College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews for bringing ten scholarships with May deadlines to your attention. Read Monica’s post:

College Scholarships With May Deadlines 

She has made it easy to check May deadline scholarships out. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out!

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Scholarship Mom Alert: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Literacy Challenge

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I absolutely love double benefits and this scholarship is a win/win for the college-bound. What better way for encouraging mastery of the essential skill of financial literacy than a chance to win college financing? Dave Ramsey’s Financial Literacy Challenge does both.

I wrote Too many lack this essential college-bound skill because financially illiterate college students are taking out student loans and the student debt crisis is impacting college graduates’ ability to buy homes and establish a desired lifestyle. The article includes my tips for taking action and how parents can help.

Financial literacy will help students when they apply for the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Literacy College Scholarship Challenge. College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews is highlighting this scholarship contest in her post:

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Literacy College Scholarship Challenge

Monica’s Winning Tips will also give students an edge to win one of the many prizes including a $36,000 college scholarship.

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Scholarship Mom Alert: ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Avocation leading to colllege scholarship money for vocation. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Avocation leading to colllege scholarship money for vocation. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Turning an avocation into a vocation is a dream of many. Here’s an example of a scholarship that can help students who love playing video games pursue degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. The ESA Foundation is sponsoring thirty awards for qualifying women and minority students according to College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews.

Monica suggests several ways students can increase their chances for winning in her post: 

ESA Foundation College Scholarship Program

Read then reread her Winning Tips before applying! 

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Scholarship Mom Alert: ScholarshipRed for Redheads

Scholarship for Redheads. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Scholarship for Redheads. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Some college scholarships are based on physical attributes beyond brain power. College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews is showcasing a great example. If your college-bound high school junior or senior has natural red hair, take a close look at ScholarshipRed. Monica describes the other qualifications along with her special Winning Tips in her post:

ScholarshipRed: The College Scholarship for Redheads

Monica uses her expertise and experience to analyze the best strategy for winning. Students will want to pay careful attention to her advice.

Good Luck to all applicants!!!