Graduate School Scholarship?
Avoid Deja Vu!

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Most students looking for a graduate school scholarship experience deja vu from their undergraduate days. Familiar scholarship lists and endless hours applications are daunting. With highly competitive scholarship programs it doesn't take a statistics major to realize your chances of success are low. The only difference is that after paying for 4 years or more of college your financial reserves look like your college apartment will soon - empty.

There is a much better path to follow. I help graduate students receive free money for graduate school regularly. The difference between those that are successful versus the masses that are not is that they learned a path of success by following the money.

Businesses need money to survive and thrive. Colleges are not any different. Taking a crash course on how colleges work as a business is a critical first step if you want to avoid hyper debt levels in accomplishing your graduate school goals.

Scholarships Go to The Wise Consumer

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All the principles covered apply directly to the graduate school market, especially marketing yourself to a wider circle of schools. There are some important distinctions about graduate programs that are important insights:

  • Undergraduate programs command the lion's share of the faculty and facilities for most colleges.
    • Just as car manufacturers use the same basic chasis to build different cars for different markets colleges use their "undergraduate chasis" to also build graduate programs.
  • Graduate programs leverage their undergraduate resources resulting in significant financial margins for the college.
    • This means that graduate school programs are frequently significant profit makers for schools.

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How Can These Consumer Insights Help Me Succeed?

Be sure to understand how graduate programs operate much like a business. Where ever there is a fatter profit to be made and healthy competition for customers, businesses are ripe to offer price discounts. Colleges are not any different in meeting their enrollment and financial goals.

Simply by "following the money" you can compare similar degree programs and negotiate directly with the schools. Always keep in mind that you are a paying customer that they need to thrive.

Do you mean I can negotiate with graduate schools?

Yes! Be sure to learn how this can work for you from my free webinar below. These same business and consumer principles work for graduate schools.

Want to get college smart for graduate school scholarships? Learn how to leverage the natural supply and demand dynamics of the graduate school market.
Succeed at Finding a Graduate School Scholarship

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Feeling Lucky?

One of the key learnings people have who viewed my webinar tell me is that spending time on the right list of schools is much better time spent than working on random scholarship lists. Why?

Successful scholarship recipients using my approach simply have far greater rates of success because the schools most want (and need them) as paying students. For decision makers who control the private scholarship award checkbook, the success criteria is often generic. Their motivations are much more short term and subject to chance.

However, some people still like to play the lottery now and then. If you are feeling lucky here's an excellent place to start:

Types of Graduate School Scholarship Programs
Fulbright Scholarship

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What Clients Are Saying

“…without your involvement, we never would have thought to approach the college directly…. We got the documentation together to obtain residency, created letters to send and were granted residency which translated to $20,000 in savings.

THEN we went back and said, 'don’t take away her out-of-state scholarship just because she is now a resident' and got OSU to maintain the $7,000 scholarship".

"We would like to express our appreciation for the service that our daughter received.

She is our first child to go through the college application process, and it was very intimidating for our whole family. You were able to create a clear, understandable path for our daughter.

As a result of all of this hard work, our daughter was offered three presidential scholarships at various colleges, including a full tuition scholarship to a private college.

Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you on our son's upcoming college search."

"HWS presented an above average financial aid award, however, it included some work study. With your guidance, I went back and asked that the work study be converted to either grant or scholarship to relieve the financial burden while allowing my daughter to focus on academics.

They came back with the conversion AND continued to keep her eligible for an equal amount of money through work study."