The Private Scholarship Game (Part 3) – Frequently Asked Questions

By Brock Jolly / May 21, 2016

Q: How can I find out about what scholarships are out there? A: Your best scholarship research sources include: The Internet (try the free scholarship search engine located at the FastWeb website http://www.fastweb.com), your local community (contact your local chamber of commerce); and your high school guidance counselor. Q: Can I apply for a scholarship…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 2) – How To Increase Your Odds

By Brock Jolly / May 4, 2016

  High school juniors need to turn their attention to private scholarships now. There are many scholarships with applications that are due in the fall of the student’s senior year. If you delay this process due to procrastination or because you are preoccupied with upcoming summer activities, you could lose a major opportunity to get…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 1) – The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts

By Brock Jolly / May 4, 2016

Most college scholarships and grants are available through the Federal and State governments, which are ultimately controlled by the colleges themselves. However, there are a few Private scholarships that are available through outside, private sources. These private scholarships are very competitive though, and scholarship judges may spend just a few precious minutes or even seconds…

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Secrets to saving for college: Local families working with financial planner

By Brock Jolly / March 4, 2016

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) –  The average cost of college can top $20,000 a year when you add in room and board. Families all over the country are trying to save for retirement and kids college. Paulette Recktenwald will be making one less lunch soon when her oldest son goes off to college. “I want them…

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Choosing The Right Career Path Before You Pick A College Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars!

By Brock Jolly / November 16, 2015

Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions that students face today. Lack of planning can force students into a five or six-year college degree. Students who do not plan their career path may end up receiving degrees in declining-growth fields, or fields with a surplus of applicants, resulting in their inability…

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These Colleges Gave The Best Financial Aid Packages for 2015-2016

By Brock Jolly / September 2, 2015

  Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it does not. One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for higher education will always be there. And…

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The 20 Most Expensive Colleges For Incoming Freshmen (2015-2016)

By Brock Jolly / August 17, 2015

Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it never does! One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for higher education will always be there. And unless…

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