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The 2014 Margarian Scholarship: A Scholarship For All Majors

2014 Margarian Scholarship
The 2014 Margarian Scholarship

Big ups to Cappex.com (@Cappex) for putting me on to this scholarship.  If you haven’t been to the site yet, check it our. The 2014 Margarian Scholarship is a scholarship everyone has time to apply for. Its broad based and is for all grade levels from High School to graduate school. 

A few tips on this one based on the application:

  1. Be concise: You have between 100-300 words for a response to each question. Given the number of apps they may get, you need to keeps your words economical.
  2. Don’t be Shy: This one is looking for pride; pride of self, pride of background, pride of accomplishment. This is not time to be a shy-guy/gal and stick to the sidelines. You need to push yourself out there as the best candidate because YOU ARE, not because YOU WILL BE! The law firm that offers this was founded by a man who didn’t start out speaking english well and had to pull himself up by his bootstraps. He is looking for people like himself when it comes to tenacity. 
  3. Dont depend on your ethnicity or poverty to get you the win: This one could care less if you are white, black, hispanic, or laotian. It cares about the level of pride you exhibit and your determination. While finances may have some impact, it is not the end all be all. You still have to present yourself the correct way.

This scholarship is a perfect example of a general scholarship where the competition will be broad and undefined. Keep in mind a solid and carefully thought out strategy will make all the difference when you apply.  No matter what, good luck!

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How To Stay On The Mind Of Admissions Officers, How to Get The Most Out Of The Federal Work-Study Program, Unique Scholarships

This August 22, 2012 episode we talk to Dr Andy Borst, Director of Admissions at Western Illinois University (Twitter @WIU_UR) about their unique way of awarding scholarships to incoming freshmen, we discuss how to get the most out of your Federal Work Study Grant, and have our Question and Answer Segment with Kristen Ferguson and discuss the timeline of earning a doctoral degree, and how parents level of actual support does not change their level of assumed support in the eyes of the financial aid office.

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Download The Episode: Ep16 August 21, 2012

 

How to Pay for A Degree When You Already Have One, When Is the Best Time To Apply For Scholarships, And Why You Should Avoid Private Student Loans


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This August 15, 2012 episode we do a series of “student on the street” interviews to find out about students financial aid issues and offer solutions that can help, as well holding our Scholarshippoints.com Question and Answer Segment with Kristen Ferguson and discuss why its better to appeal a financial aid suspension not take out private student loans, and when is the best time to search for scholarships.

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Download The Episode: Ep15 August 15, 2012

How To Get Scholarship Offers As A Freshman, Scholarships & Aid for International Students, and College Affordability

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This August 8, 2012 episode we  discuss how to approach scholarships tied to admissions for freshmen students, and speak with Dr. Andy Borst of Western Illinois University (Twitter @WIU_UR) about their innovative freshman scholarship program, as well as our Question and Answer Segment with Kristen Ferguson and discuss scholarships for international students and college out-of-state.

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Download The Episode: Ep14 August 8, 2012

How To Get Scholarship Offers As A Transfer Student, Scholarships and Aid for Student Parents, and Targeting Your Audience

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This August 1, 2012 episode we discuss how to approach scholarships tied to admissions when a student transfers from a community colleges, as well as speak with Angeles Flores, Director of Financial Aid at California State University Monterey Bay, Twitter @CSUMB

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How to File an Expected Family Contribution Redetermination Appeal: JR’s Daily 2-Minute Financial Aid Tip

Todays Episode: How to File an Expected Family Contribution Redetermination Appeal?

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How To File A Satisfactory Academic Progress Financial Aid Appeal: JR’s Daily 2-Minute Financial Aid Tip

Todays Episode: How To File A Satisfactory Academic Progress Financial Aid Appeal?

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