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ICYMI – Weekly Financial Aid Coffee Klatch – April 7 – April 11

Weekly summary coffee klatchI want to start off the week by saying thank you to all those who I tweeted with last week that enjoyed my new articles and my guest posts. Its always refreshing to meet new people and help students and their parents make the most of their financial aid opportunities.

Since I am starting to go through a lot of content each week, I have decided to wrap up the weeks activities by showcasing the content I put out, and the best curated content. I am highlighting the best article/post , you-tube video, and podcasts I managed to find all week. Also the worst tweet of the week concerning scholarships, financial aid, and admissions.

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3 Things No One Tells Parents About Scholarships Essay’s..And #3 Matters Most

We spend so much time as parents trying to find the scholarships that we can forget how important the essay is. It does get read, and it is used to gauge a lot about your child. So the putting effort to perfect the essay portion of the application package is critical.

My Top 8 Podcasts For Parents of College-Podcasting on scholarships, financial aid, and admissionsBound Teens

Here I highlight my favorite podcasts for parents of college-bound teens in admissions, financial aid, test prep, college advising, and everything in between. Some great podcast finds out there hosted by Lauren Gaggioli @HigherScoresLor, Sia Knight @SiaKnight, and Celeste Horton @CelestHorton.

Check out my favorite scholarship, financial aid, admissions, and SAT/ACT Test prep podcastsThe College Money Man Podcast – Episode 33

This week we dedicate the entire episode to financial aid and scholarships for homeless students and how families who are trying to help these kids out can still make sure they have a shot at solid education. Listen to the episode: 

Scholarship of the Week

$2500 Scholarships offered through the NRAEF Due In April$2500 Scholarships for Hotel, Restaurant, And Hospitality Majors – Due April 23! – The NRAEF Scholarships are some of the the largest and most prolific in it’s industry. Your student can win for multiple years if they qualify. Why not take advantage and apply today.

Worst Tweet of the Week

the college money mans worst tweets of the week

This weeks award goes to @lessiasmore for the tweet that shows that some kids just hate the effort of scholarship applications. For any parent reading this, take heart! In all likelihood she will do a poor job of paying attention, miss fine details, and ultimately not win. If your kids is competing for the same funds, their odds of winning just got better. Thanks Alessia for opting out so the motivated can move forward.  Quick note; poor attitudes usually result in poor outcomes.





Your Twitter Posts Could Be Hurting You: Tweets and Tumbles of The Week


As always, social media never ceases to amaze me, and how people forget that privacy settings exist for a reason. Our digital trail can be long, so one should be careful where one blogs. Monica Matthews article on Reasons Students Need to Clean Up Their Online Presence is an excellent one everyone should read. But new evidence published by The National Scholarships Providers Association, now reveal that 25% of members now search social media for information on applicants and winners. And lets be frank, its not going to get any easier for applicants.

As i have mentioned before Twitter and Tumblrin general cracks me up. Every week, I now take time to curate the best and worst scholarship tweets by simply searching for the word “Scholarships“. While there are many tweets on general info, the funny ones pop up and its a lesson in bad social media management. This week I’m starting with a winner! more after the jump

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How Your Social Media Posts Could Derail Your Chance At College Scholarships: Tweets of The Week


Twitter in general cracks me up. Every saturday, I now take time to curate the best and worst scholarship tweets by simply searching for the word “Scholarships“. While there are many tweets on general info, the funny ones pop up and its a lesson in bad social media management. (check out this article by Monica Matthews on online social behavior and how it affects your chances.) more after the jump…
So heres a quick rundown of the Top Five bad tweets of the week:


I often thought the same thing: Thank god twitter didn’t exist yet however. Admissions officers and judges want to see proactive people, not the unmotivated.

Nothing like the threat of a pimp slap to get judges in the mood to give you money!

I like this one,, in that she is at least being honest. You are right, if you did put in that much effort, it would likely pay off big!

I guarantee you, if you “opt-out” of the competition, you have already lost. The reason people have a chance in the first place is that they apply at all. Only then can someone decide if you are a good investment! And now, the TOP SCHOLARSHIP TWEET FAIL OF THE WEEK goes to…

Clearly, this persons priorities are in the wrong place. The college you pick is the one likely to give the best training, best record of helping student develop their skills, combined with the best financial aid package to defray costs. Those three factors should be the balancing act of decision process. Only after those three things are determined should a tie-braker ever be used to decide which one is “fun”. A post like this will not help you get the scholarships from the school, and may even prevent your admission!
However, on a more positive note…Most Positive Scholarship Tweet of the Week goes to….

20120414-115830.jpg Clearly, the positive attitude shown here will not only sustain her through school, but could offer a glimpse into her character for an Admissions Officer.

Freedom of speech, goes hand in hand with freedom of consequence. Think before you post. Again, check out this article by Monica Matthews on online social behavior and how it affects your chances. Good luck!