"There are so many scholarships out there, there is even a scholarship for being left-handed." Although technically true, I cringe every time I hear these words coming from a scholarship workshop presenter because these words can be misleading. This popular quote, unintentionally, gives the impression that winning a scholarship is an easy task if you simply apply. That can be no further from the truth, and in this book, College ASAP will explain why it is pertinent that applying scholarship-winning strategies is the key to applying and winning scholarships.
What is equally alarming is the amount of student-loan debt that college graduates endure as they complete their educational careers. The Total Student U.S. Debt is currently 1.2 trillion dollars while the average student debt for a 2014 graduate is $33,000.
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This seems to be a gloomy picture that we are painting, but there is a silver lining that can offset the high cost of a college education, and that is to become a scholarship recipient. Let’s dive into the strategies that will position you to become a Scholarship Winner!