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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.

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5 Places To Search For Scholarships Locally | An Interview with Gyan Devi

Gyan Devi of ScholarshipOpportunities.org | Author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online
Gyan Devi, Author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online

On this episode we discuss the importance of looking both online and LOCALLY in order to find the money their students need to pay for college. 

Our main guest today is Gyan Devi (pronounced Ghee-YAHN, rhymes with “neon”, and DAY-vee)

, the author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online and Scholarship Opportunities for Women. Gyan also keeps a blog at ScholarshipOpportunities.org  Gyan helps joins the show today to talk about those hidden gems out there in the scholarship world that aren’t as popular, but are very valuable when you know where to look.

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Cappex.comIn addition, we talk Chris Long of Cappex.com,  (@Cappex) sets us straight on being effective when searching online for scholarships. In addition, we answer a listeners question about their wish to attend their dream school, but its going to cost them about $134K.

 

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ESA Foundation Scholarship | From Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship for women and minority game developersHere is a Great scholarships for those going into coding/game design I found on Gyan Devi’s blog.

The Entertainment Software Association’s ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009 they extended this opportunity to graduating High School Seniors and doubled the number of awards granted from 15 to 30 (15 to graduating High School Seniors and 15 to current undergraduates).

http://www.esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp or http://www.esafoundation.org/(“Scholarship Program” link)

Contact Info: 317 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10017; phone: 917.522.3250

Deadline: May 15

Award Amount: $3,000 (30 Awarded)

Read more about it at Gyan’s Blog here: ESA Foundation Scholarship | Scholarship OpportunityScholarship Opportunity.

Debunking 5 Big Scholarship Myths…And #3 Is Often the Biggest One Of The All

Gyan Devi of ScholarshipOpportunities.org | Author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online
Gyan Devi, Author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online

On this episode we discuss the importance of debunking 5 big scholarship myths that tend to circulate among parents every year, and need to be put to rest so they can get to the job of the finding the money their students need to pay for college. 

Our main guest today is Gyan Devi (pronounced Ghee-YAHN, rhymes with “neon”, and DAY-vee)

, the author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online and Scholarship Opportunities for Women. Gyan also keeps a blog at ScholarshipOpportunities.org  Gyan helps to debunk the five biggest myths parents have about scholarships and financial aid, that often are the largest impediments mentally to people actually applying for scholarships in the first place.

In addition, we talk about the myth involving the cost of attending public school over private colleges. Abigail Seldin of College Abacus (@CollegeAbacus) sets us straight on what she found when comparing several private and state colleges when it comes to affordability. In addition, we answer a listeners question about her wish to attend school at SUNY Buffalo or Long Island University.

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Mom-Approved Tips: Listen to College Podcasts – Parents Countdown to College Coach

FEATURED ON SUZANNE SHAFFER’S BLOG!

I was truly blessed to be included in a list of Mom-Approved podcasts on college and college funding today by Suzanne Shaffer’s (@SuzanneShaffer) on her site at Parents Countdown To College Coach today. Each one of these podcasts are a gem and full of information for any parent of a college bound teen. Check them out today and subscribe!

Mom-Approved Tips: Listen to College Podcasts – Parents Countdown to College Coach.

How To Appeal Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Cost of Attendance (COA) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Suspension

How did you resolve the problem you had that led to your Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension

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On this March 12, 2014 episode we discuss the importance of the filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA ASAP with Andrew Viscariello of Black Hawk College. In addition, we are discussing three appeal types when it comes to you or your students financial aid.

Guided by we talk with Mary Lawson, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Western Illinois University (@WIUNews) , First we cover the Estimated Cost of Attendance, or ECA/COA appeals, and how to appeal that if you feel the cost profile is too low.  Next, she discusses how to appeal your initial Expected Family Contribution number, or EFC and your Financial Aid Award Letter, if it does not reflect your current financial circumstances.

Next, we talk to Angeles Fuentes of California State University, Monterey Bay, about Satisfactory Academic Progress, or SAP Appeals and how most financial aid office’s deal with those appeals.

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How To Save Money While In College: Advice From Students

Saving For College

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On this March 6, 2014 episode we interview students on the ground about what they do to control costs while in school. We also discuss the declining number of students attending their first pick college, and why a private not-for-profit college may be cheaper than a state school. And don’t forget our scholarship of the week, the McDonalds Scholarships for High School Seniors.

Download The Episode: Ep14-10 March 6,, 2014