Thursday, August 27, 2015

Old Friends

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.
----H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

FREE Scholarship Workshop on September 5th!!

On September 5th, I will be giving a one hour  scholarship presentation at Barnes and Noble at Westfield Mall.  Everyone is welcome, but I am targeting high school students and their parents.
Seating will be limited so please email me at to let me know if you are interested in attending.
The response will  determine the hour so, please let me know if you are interested.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Check These Out (One is for $10,000)

There are several scholarships in this site.  No applications to fill out or essays to write, but, obviously, the competition will be greater.  You may be the lucky one!!

Live Your Dream (Soroptimist Scholarship)

Deadline:  November 15, 2015
Eligibility Requirements:
You are eligible if you are a woman who:
1.  Provides primary financial support for yourself and your dependents.  Dependents can include children, spouse, partner,siblings and/or parents.
2.  Has financial need.
3.  Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
4.  Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
5.  Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women's Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
6.  Does not have a graduate degree.
7.  Is not a Soroptimist member or an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or an immediate family member of either.
8.  Has a Social Security number or a Tax ID number.  (Only for residents of the United States.

Girl Friend Factor

Deadline December 15, 2015

This is an excellent source for college money, but be sure that you are giving your essay some thought.  You are trying to convince the judges that you are the most deserving applicant. If your essay sounds like everyone else's, you won't stand out.  What can you do to make the reader say "WOW" when they read your essay?

Deadline for the Democratic Women of the Desert (Guys & Non Democrats Welcome)

Deadline is Friday, November 06, 2015

Democratic Women of the Desert (2016 College Education Scholarship)

This year a Veteran's Scholarship has been added.  Being a Democrat or a woman is not part of the criteria for being awarded this scholarship.
There are five $500 scholarships  You might want to start doing some research on the topic of the essay which is:
Describe the activities, actions and beliefs that demonstrate your level of commitment to equal rights.

Email me for a copy of the application.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Scholly. This is a Great Mobile App !!...

Check the apps on your cellphone.
You are going to love this site.
If you are tired of completing profiles on sites such as Fastweb and not getting many scholarships that fit your profile,  Scholly is the answer.  They guarantee that all of the scholarships that are submitted will fit your profile.
Check it out.  Please do me a favor and send me an email or leave a comment  on your response to Scholly.

On your cellphone apps, just enter Scholly.

My email:

Scholar Snapp Technology

This is worth your attention!

Scholars Snapp Central allows applicants to create and download their unique Scholar Snapp profile, search for qualifying scholarship opportunities, and upload their Scholar Snapp profiles where organizations have made the import process available.  
Effectively, an applicant can reuse a large amount of their profile data from application to application speeding up the time it takes to complete a scholarship application.
The Scholar Snapp Central website allows for an applicant to:
(1)  Create a profile
(2)  Download/email their profile as an SDS file
(3)  Find matching scholarship opportunities
(4)  Get connected with scholarship providers who accept Scholar Snapp

Friday, August 14, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Upromise Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes

Grand Prize $10,000
Daily Prizes $1,000
Enter today and everyday day until August 16th.

Sponsor: Upromise, Inc., 85 Wells Avenue, Suite 110, Newton, MA 02459
Membership is Free

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dog Quote

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies."

Avery and His Ball

This is Avery -- my five year old Wheaten Poodle.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Classes Start on August 31, 2015

Time to start thinking about returning to school.  Classes at the California Community Colleges start on August 31, 2015.

Did anyone get started on setting up their scholarship portfolio?

This semester, I will be teaching two scholarship classes.  The online class starts on August 31st and the face to face class starts on September 22nd.  The online class closed weeks ago, but I am planning on developing my own scholarship class via Canvas.  It may be a couple of months before it is ready. In the meantime, I'd like to get some indication of interest.  Please email me if you think that you might want to participate. (  More than likely, there will not be a fee for tuition, but you would need to purchase the scholarship packet. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Dining with Avery

The new book arrived yesterday.

Avery, my five year old Wheaten-Poodle, shares his dining adventures at pet friendly restaurants in  the Desert Cities.

For more information and purchasing, please email me at