Scholarship Resource Center for Schools and TRIO Programs
This special set provides your students with terrific tools to find merit scholarships, maximize need-based financial aid, reduce student loans, earn free tuition credits, and save on related college expenses.
A primary mission of the Scholarship Resource Center is to get critical college information in the hands of underserved students and parents—especially those who don’t believe that higher education is a viable option due to the extreme expense. To do this, we offer the set at a substantially reduced price for schools, school districts, and TRIO programs, who can in turn make these resources available for checkout by students and parents.
Based on hundreds of in-depth interviews with students, parents, admissions officers, financial aid officers, and leading educational experts, the resources included in the Scholarship Resource Center cover the following topics and much more:
- Scholarship search techniques (community and online)
- Scholarship organization and managment strategies
- School-specific scholarship awards
- Portable scholarship awards for use at any college
- Scholarship application strategies to maximize your chances of winning
- How to score a sports scholarship, even if you’re not a superstar
- How to slash 25 percent off of college costs using “free tuition credits”
- How to write a compelling and memorable scholarship essay
- How to recycle and reuse scholarship materials for additional applications
The Scholarship Resource Center includes 4 essential resources at one low value-packed price:
1 copy of The Scholarship Starter Kit (audio seminar and CD-ROM)
Designed for busy students and families who want results fast, this one-hour audio workshop--plus electronic seminar notes, sample winning essays, introductory worksheet templates, and starter scholarship directory--provides proven tools to help launch their college cash quest. By listening to Ben Kaplan in his own words (just pop the enhanced CD in a stereo or car CD player), scholarship seekers of all ages will gain an excellent introduction to the process of finding, applying for, and winning college cash. Then students simply insert the CD into a computer to view the complete course materials, worksheets, templates, sample essays, and directory of top scholarship opportunities.
1 copy of Honey, I Shrunk the Tuition (CD-ROM)
Wouldn't it be great if your students could easily look up the merit-based scholarships offered by their top-choice colleges? Better yet, what if those same students could look up specialized financial aid and college credit policies at each school? With Honey, I Shrunk the Tuition, now they can! This CD-ROM is the first guide that gathers in one place the hard-to-find college money opportunities offered by the nation's public, private, and liberal arts colleges. This guide will save your students hundreds of hours of research and is a "must have" for any college any career center.
1 copy of 10 Days to Scholarship Success (two-CD multimedia course)
This multimedia course serves as the ultimate scholarship toolbox. Not only do we provide students with a comprehensive 10-day action plan to complete their own scholarship search, but we also provide more than 35 forms, worksheets and ready-to-use templates that help them each step of the way. 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). What's amazing about this resource is how it can save students 40 to 50 hours of work by helping them better navigate the most critical tasks.
1 copy of Essay Boot Camp (CD-ROM)
Essay Boot Camp is a CD-ROM, e-book, and printable workbook all in one. For students with college admissions or scholarship essays to write, this Essay Boot Camp guide is just what the doctor ordered. Ben Kaplan shows students how to brainstorm winning essay topics, avoid common mistakes, proofread like a pro, and propel their essays straight to the top. This guide is especially helpful for those students who suffer from "writer's block" when writing a college or scholarship essay. By going through these proven steps, students will stop worrying about word limits and font choice and instead focus on what's more important... painting a compelling portrait of who they really are and why they would be a fantastic fit for any college or scholarship award.
For this product only, we will accept official checks from schools, school districts, and TRIO-affiliated community organizations. If your accounts payable department requires that you first submit a purchase order, you can upload it to us on our contact page. We will then send you an invoice so that an official check can be issued and mailed to us.
Note that we must receive payment before the product can be shipped. Low-cost $9.95 shipping only applies to orders paid with a credit card and completed through our online shopping cart. If you require an invoice or are paying with a check, we will add a $30 shipping charge to your order. That's why we encourage purchasers to save this extra fee by completing payment with a VISA or MasterCard (and then getting reimbursed by your organization, if necessary).
"Kaplan won nearly $90,000 in scholarships and then wrote about how to do it. His materials helped my children win almost that much."
"It is one of the best scholarship resources I have found in my 25 years in financial aid."
“If you want to win scholarship money, then go with a winner… Ben speaks directly to students in their language, with practical tips and interesting insights into the winning attitude.”
“Ben shows step-by-step how to take advantage of hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarships that are out there waiting for you.… Fantastic!”
"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."
"Anyone seeking higher education in America, young and old, should entertain Ben Kaplan's advice, not only for financial reasons, but to also share in the greater lesson he has to offer--anything is possible if you put your mind to it."
“I hope that students and educators alike will take inspiration from the work of Ben… I look forward to witnessing the results!”
"When I first started working at the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center, we had to study Ben Kaplan's materials. It was part of the formal orientation. They made sure we read it and it made a huge difference."