Are you looking for practical tips to help you in your scholarship search? In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I chat with Sam and Max from Scholarship Superhero. They share some of their best tools to find scholarships as well as tactics to help you win them too!
In today’s day and age of expensive “sticker prices” for college tuition, private scholarships are an excellent way to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for a college-bound family. Sam and Max certainly walk the scholarship walk so they can talk the talk. Sam just graduated college and Max has only a few credits left.
As recent university students, their insights into the scholarship search process are up-to-date and practical. Sam and Max provide great resources to help your family find scholarship dollars and a few ways to improve your odds of winning scholarships too!
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About Sam and Max
Sam and Max are the founders of ScholarshipSuperhero.com. They offer various services, including scholarship search and high school resume review, to support students who want to learn how to find college scholarships and win them too!. Together, they help students wade through all of the scholarship 411 available – first cutting straight to the best scholarship fits and then helping their clients win those awards. Sam is a recent graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Art. Max is a senior who will be graduating from NYU with a concentration in behavioral finance. Both Sam and Max have won scholarship money which helped to significantly defray their college costs.
“The PSAT is just as important as the SAT in obtaining scholarship dollars.”
“The average tuition right now for a state school is $23K a year and double that for a private university.”
“75% of students have taken out student loans. The average student leaves school $30K in debt.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Break down the cost of college and understand how you are going to pay for it.
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Focus on what you want out of college.
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