Scholarship Workshop 11.15.11

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Scholarship Workshop 11.15.11

  1. 1. Have questions during presentation? Tweet them to @FeleciaHatcher tweet ARE YOU 50 GAME READY?
  2. 2. GPA THE STORY OF MY LIFE…
  3. 3. About Felecia Hatcher
  4. 5. 1 Billion Dollars in Scholarship Dollars goes un-awarded each year
  5. 6. The BIG Scholarship Secret It’s all about…. 1. APPLY APPLY APPLY!!!!!! 2. Applying for as many as you can. 3. Getting Creative 4. Paying attention to deadlines 5. Letting your Personality Shine
  6. 7. <ul><li>Where the heck do I find the Money </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Google Search </li></ul><ul><li>Kickstarter </li></ul><ul><li>Other Creative Options </li></ul>
  7. 8. Show me the $$$$$
  8. 9. Twitter for Scholarships
  9. 10. Twitter for Scholarships
  10. 11. Twitter for Scholarships <ul><li>Follow these Twitter feeds for constant scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>@scholarshipguru </li></ul><ul><li>@linkscholarships </li></ul><ul><li>@FastWebdotcom </li></ul><ul><li>@collegematching </li></ul><ul><li>@ScholarshipsUSA </li></ul><ul><li>  @FafsaHelp: </li></ul><ul><li>  @hiasscholarship: </li></ul><ul><li>  @scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>@Cstudentsrock </li></ul>@intlscholarship   @careerscolleges:   @scholarshipz   Scholarshipscom:  @ScholarshipsUSA   @ProjectWorkingM   @minoritynurse   @winscholarships 
  11. 12. Ten Tips for Winning Scholarship Applications <ul><li>Keyword Category: Deadline Date Major School Year City </li></ul>“ 2012”
  12. 13. Crowd Sourcing Sites <ul><li>Chipin.com-Allows you to collect money from groups of people </li></ul><ul><li>KickStarter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Paypal.com </li></ul><ul><li>Peerbackers.com </li></ul><ul><li>IndieGoGo.com </li></ul><ul><li>FansNextDoor.com </li></ul><ul><li>Scholrs.com* </li></ul><ul><li>Startsomegood.com </li></ul><ul><li>TakeAShine.com </li></ul>
  13. 14. Think outside the application…
  14. 15. Ten Tips for Winning Scholarship Applications <ul><li>Build a Relationship with your guidance counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up every application BUT only Apply for the ones you qualify for. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the entire application </li></ul><ul><li>Looks are everything always type or use black ink </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your application gets where it needs to go. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a back-up file in case anything goes wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure all your documents represent the true you. </li></ul><ul><li>Get someone else to proofread everything </li></ul><ul><li>Send it out on time! </li></ul>
  15. 16. How to build a Scholarship Express Package <ul><li>3 Ring Binder </li></ul><ul><li>20 Clear Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Folder with 3 Holes </li></ul><ul><li>Black Pens </li></ul><ul><li>Stamps </li></ul><ul><li>Portable Flash Drive </li></ul><ul><li>3-5 Official Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of your unofficial transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of your SAT/ACT Scores </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of your Financial Aid Report </li></ul><ul><li>Essays </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Nice photo of yourself </li></ul>Basic Materials
  16. 19. Local Online Resources UNCC.org Target McDonalds Gmsp.org Edu.wyoming.gov Elks.org Hsf.net Colgate.com/hazlau Holocaust.hklaw.com Kfcscholars.org ldsces.org Usip.org/npec
  17. 20. Contact Me! Facebook.com/CstudentsRock Twitter.com/CStudentsRock www.CstudentsRock.com FeleciaHatcher.com

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