10 Days to Scholarship Success
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Have you ever wanted to mount a major college scholarship campaign, but then failed to follow through on all of the specific tasks you know you need to do? Now is the time to make a change for the better... and we've got the resource set to help you do it.
We're proud to announce the release of How to Go to College Almost for Free: 10 Days to Scholarship Success. If you can only purchase one paying-for-college resource at the moment, this two-CD set is quite simply the guide that you absolutely must have. What's amazing about this resource is how it can save you 40 to 50 hours of work right away!
Whether you've already read Ben Kaplan's bestselling How to Go to College Almost for Free cover-to-cover, or never had a chance to crack open the book, this newly released third edition multimedia course serves as the ultimate scholarship toolbox. Taking his bestselling book to the next level, Ben gives you the essential tools as well as a comprehensive 10-day action plan to complete your own scholarship search. Over 35 forms, worksheets and ready-to-use templates are included.
Contained on two "Enhanced CDs" jam-packed with multimedia content, this fun and engaging course asks scholarship seekers to perform a series of bold steps spanning four key action categories—Research, Organize, Strategize, and Execute (the ROSE method).
Simply pop each CD into your stereo to embark day-by-day and dollar-by-dollar through the action steps of a winning scholarship campaign. Then insert each CD into your PC or Mac computer to review and print complete course materials, helpful exercises, strategic worksheets, and ready-to-use templates.
So don't let more time go by with good intentions, but few results. Make it happen today.... Your journey toward a debt-free college tuition bill begins now!
Ben Kaplan has helped thousands of students realize their college goals. Now he has created a 10-day program that not only shows you what to do, but also gives you the tools, templates, and action plan to actually follow through and do it.
Each day of this 10-day program features a series of action steps, complete with over 35 worksheets, forms, and ready-to-use templates. Here is a brief summary of the 10 day plan:
Day 1: The Coach explodes some common financial aid myths, then teaches you the rules of the scholarship game—showing you how to identify the various elements of your background and record that could qualify you for more scholarship awards.
Day 2: The Coach helps you devise a winning game plan. You’ll begin by creating a file and log system and examining the components of top scholarship applications.
Day 3: Develop a comprehensive scholarship search strategy, then learn how to harvest your school’s resources. Finish up by mining your record for the types of experiences that serve as the raw material for future scholarship applications.
Day 4: Begin your Internet scholarship database search, then let the Coach help you locate scholarships based on personal and family affiliations, as well as awards from government funding sources. Conclude the day by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your record based on an innovative "width" and "depth" analysis.
Day 5: The Coach helps you expand your Internet database search, tap into resources of other schools, uncover college-specific scholarships, and then guides you in brainstorming some key themes for your written scholarship applications.
Day 6: After completing your Internet database search with a powerful action step, the Coach helps you canvas your community for scholarship prizes, locate other organizations that fund awards, and come up with ways to build upon your past accomplishments and shore up your weak areas.
Day 7: Learn how to follow the online “breadcrumb trail” to multiply the award opportunities that fit your scholarship profile. Then let the Coach help you identify your priority scholarship programs, scope out "hidden" judging criteria of top awards, and craft a rough draft of your basic scholarship essay.
Day 8: The Coach provides hands-on instruction and advice, showing you precisely how to tailor your application materials for a perfect fit, revise your essay draft, and identify suitable recommendation writers.
Day 9: After assisting you in acquiring constructive feedback on your essay, the Coach helps you draft a formatted activity resume, request recommendation letters, communicate with your letter writers most effectively, and assemble supplementary scholarship application materials.
Day 10: Learn how to fine-tune your essay and activity list, while the Coach helps you “package your application” for maximum impact. You'll then finish up the day by calendaring upcoming scholarship deadlines and learning powerful ways of recycling materials you've already completed for new applications.
In total, the 10-day program represents a series of proven action steps that get rapid results--action steps, incidentally, that helped Ben Kaplan win nearly $90,000 in college scholarships and attend Harvard virtually for free!
How to Go to College Almost for Free: 10 Days to Scholarship Success includes the following printable forms, worksheets, and templates:
- Activity List Master Form
- Additional Materials Inventory Log
- Application Request Letter Form
- Application Request Tracking Log
- Application Tailoring Form
- Application Task Breakdown Worksheet
- Awards & Honors Master Form
- Canvas Your Community Assessment Form
- Community Service Log
- Content Strategy Idea Jogger Form
- Draft Box Labels
- Essay Brainstorm Worksheet
- Essay Revision Checklist
- Family Affiliation Follow-Up Worksheet
- Final Application Checklist
- Government Agency Follow-Up Worksheet
- Group A Scholarship Database Tracking Form
- Group B Scholarship Database Tracking Form
- Group C Scholarship Database Tracking Form
- Internet Breadcrumb Tracking Worksheet
- Judging Criteria Analysis Form
- Mock Judging Ballot
- Other Schools’ Resources Worksheet
- Personal Inventory Log
- Personal Theme Brainstorm Worksheet
- Printer-Ready File Folder Tabs
- Prospective College Research Form
- Recommendation Request Form
- Recommendation Writer Brainstorm Worksheet
- Recyclable Material Tracking Sheet
- Related Organization Tracking Worksheet
- Scholarship Calendar Planning Worksheet
- Scholarship Seeker’s Contract
- School Resource Assessment
- Search Profile Questionnaire
- Top Scholarship Identification Form
- Width and Depth Analysis Worksheet
"Kaplan won nearly $90,000 in scholarships and then wrote about how to do it. His materials helped my children win almost that much."
"A talk-show and bookstore favorite."
"As one well-worn Chinese proverb goes, 'to know the road ahead, ask those coming back.' In the case of paying for college, we'd want to ask Ben Kaplan."