Connecting creative, motivated students with financial aid for school. www.scholarstock.com
MY STORY 1 of 4 children Single Income Family Homeschooled Attended United Technologies Center (UTC) Varsity Athlete UTC Student of the Year (2009) Started High School Sports Website (08-09)
College is EXPENSIVE! AVERAGE DEBT after graduation: $23,200 (NY TIMES) At the University of Maine in Orono: Tuition: $8,010 Room & Board: $8,766 Fees: $2,132 Anticipated Cost: $18,908 x 4 years = $75,632
Financial Aid Package (from University of Maine Orono): Loans: $7,500 Grants: $3,100 Total Package: $10,600 Load Debt after 4 Years: $30,000
The ScholarStock Concept Connect Students with Aid: Alumni Contributions “Investments”
Student’s Responsibility Create a profile on ScholarStock.com Complete Information: (Career Goals, Work Info, etc) The purpose is to showcase involvement to those who are willing to “invest” in them. Students are encouraged to showcase unique talents
Talents are Recognized GPA, SAT scores are not the MAIN focus. Community Involvement, Work Experience, & Creativity are rewarded! ScholarStock does not replace the traditional system, it adds a new dimension to the existing structure.
“Investor’s” Involvement Find an individual on ScholarStock Establish a Dialogue (find out more about the student. i.e. – goals, financial needs, etc) Disperse financial aid to University on the Student’s Account.
Benefits from ScholarStock Benefactors can see a return on investment. Students are encouraged to get involved and develop and showcase their talents! Alumni contributions will increase (ROI factor)