Category Archives: tweet of the week

ICYMI – Weekly Financial Aid Coffee Klatch – April 28 – May 4

Weekly summary coffee klatchLast week was a great week and thank you to all those who asked me questions on twitter @CollegeCashMan, and to my new newsletter subscribers. Heres a summary of what I put out this week, and a couple of other funny articles.

Interesting Post

THE START-UP ADVENTURE BEGINS FOR SCHOLARMAMA.COMFeatured Image -- 2291 by ScholarMama – Now this one is interesting, as it announces a proposed web app to help parents organize their scholarship search efforts online.

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The College Money Man Podcast – Episode Podcasting on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions36

Last week, we dedicated the episode to a discussion of changes in college funding, the decline of smaller liberal arts colleges, and how this will effect merit aid. Listen to the episode: 


Reblogs

Summer Before College Checklist by JLV College Counseling

THREE-PEAT: COLLIN COLLEGE STUDENT IS THIRD IN A ROW TO WIN SCHOLARSHIP by Collins College Cougar News

Scholarships Posted

SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition Scholarship

SES ADVISORS SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000

PATRIOT SCHOLARSHIP

FIRST FINANCIAL FOUNDATION 2014 SCHOLARSHIP – CALL FOR ENTRIES

Scholarship of the Week

SHOW YOUR COLLEGE LOVE SCHOLARSHIP – Offered by Popp and Associates, checkout their page to learn more about this $500 scholarship. Mindy Popp, founder and CEO is also our guest this week on the Podcast.

ICYMI – Weekly Financial Aid Coffee Klatch – April 21 – April 25

Weekly summary coffee klatchLast week was a great week and thank you to all those who asked me questions on twitter @CollegeCashMan, and to my new newsletter subscribers.It was a short week due to a family emergency, but we did get our podcast out last week on time and well received.

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The College Money Man Podcast – Episode 

Podcasting on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions35

This week we dedicate the entire episode to saving for college and what it takes to save for your college bound teen. Beatrice Schultz, host of College Smart Radio  


Scholarship of the Week

$2500 Scholarships offered through the NRAEF Due In AprilThis one is offered by Popp and Associates, an Admissions Consulting firm. The winner will receive a college scholarship in the amount of $500, and a charitable donation in the amount of $250 will be given to the winner’s high school, college or charity of choice.

 

 

 

ICYMI – Weekly Financial Aid Coffee Klatch – April 14 – April 18

Weekly summary coffee klatchLast week was a great week and thank you to all those who asked me questions on twitter @CollegeCashMan, and t o my new newsletter subscribers. Heres a summary of what I put out this week, and a couple of other funny articles.

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3 Tips for Parents Looking To Avoid the Golden Handcuffs of Student Debt

For every ten parents that think applying for small scholarships are waste of time, there is that one mother who knows that staying out of debt is cheaper than the hour someone may spend applying for more aid.  Checkout this article and understand avoiding student debt takes a multi-step approach.

My Top 6 Twitter Feeds For College-Bound Teens

Here I highlight my favorite twitter feeds for parents of college-bound teens that focus on real listed scholarships. Some great podcast finds out there hosted by @ScholarshipGuru, @ScholarshipCntr, and @Scholarships360

The College Money Man Podcast – Episode Podcasting on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions34

This week we dedicate the entire episode to being SAT and ACT ready, how that can affect so much when it comes to scholarships, admissions, and merit aid. Listen to the episode: 


Scholarship of the Week

$2500 Scholarships offered through the NRAEF Due In April$2500 Scholarships are available for many students that score well on the PSAT. Taking the PSAT is a great opportunity to not only practice for the real SAT, but also makes your student eligible for more merit aid, along with the pride of becoming a National Merit Scholar.

Worst Tweet of the Week

Scholarships suck, bad tweet of the week

 

This weeks award goes to @tamara_kayyyy 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 this student will do a poor job of paying attention, miss fine details, and ultimately not finish college if they expect everything to be handed to them. If your kid is competing for the same funds, their odds of winning just got better.  Again, poor attitudes usually result in poor outcomes.

 

 

 

 

Top 6 Twitter Feeds For #Scholarships

#Scholarships and Twitter feeds best ofParents are lucky to have literally thousands of sources for college advice. From #Admissions to #FinancialAid, twitter is a great source for parents to get tidbits of data throughout the day.

However when your College Bound teen is a junior, it’s time to start watching out for the hash tags #Scholarships/#Scholarship.  It’s used  to find advice, requests for information, and real aid. But certain feeds truly kick out info on real scholarships on a consistent basis that are often updated and are solid sources for scholarship data. While parents can use scholarship search engines, books, and search locally, seeing the information in a twitter feed can potentially yield some information that could payout for your college bound teen.

(Quick Note: If you know of any other you like, DM me at @CollegeCashMan and I’ll take a look!)


@ScholarshipGuru

Operated by ScholarshipExperts.com, this feed is a steady flow of scholarship information. ScholarshipExperts.com on twitter The feed re-tweets relevant articles and relatively little promotion of its own site directly, relying more on the scholarships they list on the site. The site prefers to use informative articles and more than half of all tweets tend to be the real scholarships with dollar amounts highlighted.   A great source of scholarship information and financial aid help. (note: they also post a ton of stuff on Reddit as well, so check it out)


@ScholarshipCntr

One of the best of scholarship feeds on twitterThis feed is about 95% tweets of actual scholarships with little retweeting. The links send users right to the sites of the scholarships without filter. Retweets are highly relevant and stay on subject. One of my favorite for just scholarship listings. This feed is maintained by a scholarship listing service/search engine TheScholarshipCenter.com.


@ScholAmerica

Operated by Scholarship America, this twitter feed is chock full of great scholarship’s and tips as well. Scholarship America also has a huge presence in the scholarship world, as it operates the scholarship america is a provider of scholarship services for companies and non-profitsscholarship programs of many well-known programs. Corporations turn to this organization to help run the entire process, from processing to grading applicants. Their insight is highly relevant and not having this one on your twitter feed is a mistake no parent should make.


@Scholarships360

scholarships at scholarship360Operated by the Scholarships360.org, a free scholarship search engine service.  The tweets usually link to the site. However the links always lead to the description of the scholarship with the links to real scholarship. Highly relevant and easy to use.


@ScholarMentor

Operated by a free informational site, ScholarshipMentor.com, the @Scholarshipmentor is a scholarship feed servicelinks are relevant and current. Great feed with links tweeted several times a day.


 

Rookie Award – @MilScholarships

@MilScholarships is a feed for military scholarshipsThis feed is very new, but seems to be dedicated just to listing Military Scholarships for both vets and their families.  It is attached to the site TheMilitaryScholarshipFinder.com and doesn’t tweet anything except scholarship info. The site itself focuses on the scholarships and I haven’t found any marketing information, so this may just be a volunteer effort.


The hunt for financial aid and scholarships shouldn’t end until the last year of college for parents. The hunt should be constant, because the money parents save by finding more outside aid, will save them in the long run over the long-term student and parent loans for college.

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

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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

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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:

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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.

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

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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!

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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…

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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!