Story Behind The Scholarship System
Hey there and welcome to The Scholarship System which is all about paying for college. I started The Scholarship System to share my own experience of graduating college with zero student loans. Not only was I able to get my entire college experience paid for including 6 months living abroad (in Spain), but I received a cash check each semester for any additional expenses.
While my parents wanted to help, they couldn't afford college for the 5 of us (yes, oldest of 5 here!) So college was on us, completely. This inspired my scholarship search in the first place. In the end, I graduated from the #1 International Business program in the country, the Darla Moore School of Business. I then joined a global conglomerate as a financial analyst, leaving that job after a few years to pursue The Scholarship System full-time.
Because of having scholarships to pay for nearly everything, and finding ways to reduce my expenses in college, I was able to save most of what I made with part-time jobs in college and graduate debt-free. Within 2 months of graduating college, I bought my first property. Within 6 months, I paid off my car. Also, because of graduating debt-free, I was able to save money, versus living paycheck to paycheck.
Now I don’t share my experience to brag. I share it to inspire. My goal in life is to share my strategies with as many high school and college students as possible so that they, too, can get their college experience paid for, minimizing their student loans. Through The Scholarship System, we do this by teaming up with parents who are also passionate about their children avoiding the student loan debt crisis while still being able to pursue their dreams.
Join our next free training to learn exactly where to find the hidden scholarships with less competition so that your student has a better chance of winning scholarships while reducing their workload.
Many families are striving to keep their children out of student loan debt. Together, we can share ideas and strategies, making it more likely to succeed for all of us. In this group, we hold free trainings, share important articles and tips, answer questions, and more. Join our free Facebook community for families trying to help their children secure a debt-free degree.
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The Scholarship System Online Course: 6 Steps to Quickly Securing Scholarships for College
Our online course is a 6-step program that walks students through the scholarship process. While we touch on some basics around terminology with paying for college, this program is a deep-dive solely into scholarships.
A New Approach to Help Your Student Secure a Debt-Free Degree
Are you trying to help your child graduate with as little debt as possible? Paying for college without loans is near impossible for most families. That’s why it’s important to consider ALL possible strategies that can lead to a debt-free degree. In our monthly membership, families learn a new strategy each month to help them along the path to a debt-free degree.
100+ Potential Sources of Legitimate Scholarships
Looking for a quick list of places your student can look for scholarships? Here is our parent-approved list of scholarship sources. With over 100 places to look, we make sure no rock is left unturned, covering academic sources, local organizations, national providers and more. We also include a list of the best scholarship search engines and which ones you want to avoid!
The Scholarship System Book - Amazon (2014)
Published in 2014, The Scholarship System: 6 Simple Steps to Win Scholarships and Financial Aid book is how it all began. A short book packed with tips and tricks on how to secure scholarships for college, it's a great starting point for families. You can purchase it in hard copy or audiobook on Amazon.