Great Books to Read – Winning a Scholarship


One can learn a lot from a good book, especially if it was written by a scholarship judge, or somebody who successfully won big scholarships. Our team has researched and read dozens of books. Based on our analysis, we chose the following four as the very best for you:


1. The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2015

  • Basic information: Information on 1.5 million scholarships, grants, and prizes is easily accessible in this revised directory with more than 300 new listings that feature awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more.
  • Description: Each entry contains all the necessary information for students and parents to complete the application process, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines.
  • Authors: Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe
  • Our review – Very accurate, to the point, simply written, reputable authors.
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2. Confessions of a Scholarship Winner

  • Basic information: The secrets that helped one normal student win $500,000 in free money for college. And a guide on how you can win it too!
  • Description: As an average student with less-than-impressive test scores, Kristina realized she would have to sell herself to scholarship committees if she wanted to stand out. That’s when she devised the plan that led to her receiving over $500,000 in scholarships–enough to pay for her full education at a top- 20 university, all the way through her doctoral degree, and make her dreams come true.
  • Author: Kristina Ellis
  • Our review: Very inspirational, motivational, but also lot of practical advice. Highly recommended especially for women.
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3. The Scholarship System: 6 Simple Steps on How to Win College Scholarships

  • Basic information: This short book provides you with a step-by-step guide that you can actually implement in fewer hours than a part-time job yet realize the benefits for more than four years later.
  • Description: This guide will provide you with simple solutions for applying for scholarships so that you can save time and effort while increasing your rate of return.  It will discuss where you can find scholarships that barely anyone else knows about, therefore increasing your chances of winning.
  • Author: Jocelyn Paonita
  • Our review: Simple, perfect for kindle users, unique point of view on applying for scholarships. Definitely worth a read.
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4. Confessions of a Scholarship Judge

  • Basic Information: 98% of scholarship applications end up in the trash because of a couple dozen common mistakes. Do you want to avoid these mistakes?
  • Description: Josh Barsch has given over $100,000 of his own money to scholarship winners since 2003, and he wrote this book to help you join the 2% of applicants who actually win scholarship money. **Includes over 100 pages of real-life essays with instructional commentary by the author.**
  • Author: Josh Barsh
  • Our Review: Insiders look, author is very honest and strict, real life essays, as well as instructional comments are excellent.
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