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Scholarstock Presentation

  1. 1. Connecting creative, motivated students with financial aid for school.<br /><br />
  2. 2. College is EXPENSIVE!<br />AVERAGE DEBT after graduation: $23,200 (NY TIMES)<br />At the University of Maine in Orono:<br />Tuition: $8,010<br />Room & Board: $8,766<br />Fees: $2,132<br />Anticipated Cost: $18,908 x 4 years = $75,632<br />
  3. 3. MY STORY<br />1 of 4 children<br />Single Income Family<br />Homeschooled<br />Attended United Technologies Center (UTC)<br />Varsity Athlete <br />UTC Student of the Year (2009)<br />Started High School Sports Website (08-09)<br />
  4. 4. Financial Aid Package (from University of Southern Maine):<br />Work-Study: $3,500<br />Loans: $7,777<br />Grants: $2,800<br />Total Package: $14,077<br />Debt after 4 Years: $31,108<br />
  6. 6. The ScholarStock Concept<br />Connect Students with Aid:<br />Alumni<br />Contributions <br />“Investments”<br />
  7. 7. Student’s Responsibility<br />Create a profile on<br />Complete Information: (Career Goals, Work Info, etc)<br />The purpose is to showcase involvement to those who are willing to “invest” in them.<br />Students are encouraged to showcase unique talents<br />
  8. 8. Talents are Recognized<br />GPA, SAT scores are not the MAIN focus.<br />Community Involvement, Work Experience, & Creativity are rewarded! <br />ScholarStock does not replace the traditional system, it adds a new dimension to the existing structure.<br />
  9. 9. “Investor’s” Responsibility<br />Find an individual on ScholarStock<br />Establish a Dialogue (find out more about the student. i.e. – goals, financial needs, etc)<br />Disperse financial aid to University on the Student’s Account.<br />
  10. 10. Benefits from ScholarStock<br />Benefactors can see a return on investment.<br />Students are encouraged to get involved and develop and showcase their talents!<br />Alumni contributions will increase (ROI factor)<br />