My experience in assisting my children in finding scholarship money led me to a position in their high school district as a Scholarship Coach. Due to my success, I shared my information and experiences with other parents in their school. I received a full ride scholarship to attend Mt. St. Mary College in my hometown of Newburgh, New York where I received a BA in Social Science and Secondary Education. My father died when I was 12, leaving my mom to raise 6 kids. I knew she did not have the money to send us to college. It was important to me to do well in school so I could be in position to obtain scholarships. I obtained my Masters in Career Counseling from California State University, Los Angeles. I have spent over 20 years researching scholarships and have assisted many students in obtaining millions of dollars for college, many of whom received full tuition scholarships. Also, I have conducted numerous scholarship strategy and financial aid workshops throughout the Chicago area. I am a member of the National Career Development Association and certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator and Financial Aid Expert through the Illinois Student Aid Commission. I am interested in helping students figure out what they want to do in life for a career and helping them find the money to do it without incurring a lot of debt. In sharing my story, I will highlight lessons learned and strategies used that parents can use to help their children obtain a debt free education.
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