Caution - Watch for Scholarships Ahead

Caution - Watch for Scholarships Ahead

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qCaution! Watch Out for Scholarships Aheadq is a very practical and helpful guide for students who wish to navigate the complex scholarship application process. The book offers intelligent and sound advice from a unique and refreshing perspective.q ---Robert M. Kinnally Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Stanford University As college costs skyrocket, more and more students are turning towards increasingly competitive scholarships to help finance their education. Each year, $1.25 billion in private scholarships are awarded to 750, 000 students. Although lists of scholarship sources are available from many books and websites, students are often ill-prepared for the scholarship application process (e.g., realizing too late what scholarship or admissions committees look for in a candidate, or applying last minute). Caution: Watch for Scholarships Ahead answers the needs of students (and their parents) nationwide seeking to share in the billion-dollar scholarship bonanza. This book intimately reveals the secrets to the Chiu brothers' nationwide scholarship successes, totaling nearly $90, 000! Ian, Edison, and Eugene Chiu together have had first-hand experience with the scholarship application process for nearly ten years. Their approach to the scholarship process has produced a stellar track record that attests to its efficacy. Their achievements include the USA Today All-Academic First Team, the J.C. Penney qWho's Arizona?q National Scholarship, the Hakeem Olajuwon Dream Foundation Scholarship, the Discover Card State Gold Award, Tylenol Leadership Scholarship, Tandy Technology Scholar, and many others. They have been featured in USA Today, J.C. Penney Sunday circulars, TIME magazine, Fortune 500 magazine, and the Houston Chronicle. Their proven approach to success has also enabled them to attend the top universities in the country Harvard University and Stanford University. Caution: Watch for Scholarships Ahead provides a detailed road map on how to successfully approach the scholarship process. It prepares students to not only become better applicants through improved essays, resumes, and interviews but also better students by inspiring leadership, extracurricular involvement, academic excellence. Through reading this work, high school students will become better prepared for any application process scholarship, college, or job. Equipped with the necessary information, students will be able to increase their chances of securing scholarship funds. We also hope that more students will seek and obtain scholarships that would provide them the financial means to attend higher education institutions. The book is unique from most other scholarship books in that it does not provide a listing or directory of scholarship sources; rather, it contains simple, easy to understand steps on how to prepare oneself, how to locate scholarship opportunities, and how to apply for scholarships. It includes several features which enhance its pedagogical value. It is written in a well-organized manner that makes full use of headers and subtitles to guide the student. Throughout the book, important points are clearly marked with a light bulb and warning items are marked with a stop sign. At the end of every chapter, key points described and supported previously are listed in a summary format. Within the chapters, examples are provided which can serve as templates for students as they apply to scholarships. We also envision Microsoft Word templates on a diskette that could be included with the book. We believe this book has significant potential on a nationwide basis. Four hundred copies have already been sold to students at Bellaire Senior High School in the Houston Independent School District (HISD), and HISD has also ordered a copy for each of its guidance counselors. Several high school teWriting a scholarship essay can be a daunting task, but a correct approach towards writing the essay can make the process ... of the Essay The essay is the only part of the scholarship application during which you can freely express yourself.

Title:Caution - Watch for Scholarships Ahead
Author: Ian Chiu, Edison Chiu, Eugene Chiu
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2000-12-01

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