Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Graduated Debt Free After Attending Four Colleges Using Path to Scholarships®!


Eva Vaquera-Contreras attended four different colleges and graduated debt free! She speaks very highly of Path to Scholarships® because she was awarded thirty-five scholarships following the proven strategies and using the tools provided in the Path to Scholarships® College Edition. Eva also attended a Path to Scholarships® workshop, which guided her through the Five Steps to organize a winning college and scholarship portfolio to  successfully apply to college and for all the scholarships she was awarded! 

Eva Vaquera-Contreras is from Zacatecas, Mexico. Eva completed her final semester of nursing school at Linfield Good-Samaritan School of Nursing. She graduated in June 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Eva plans to build her nursing experience by working as a Registered Nurse within her community. She wants to assist the Spanish speaking population by providing bilingual nursing care. 
www.linkedin.com/pub/eva-vaquera-contreras/65/678/b43

Eva also gave a student speech at the Hispanic Chamber scholarship luncheon in Portland, Oregon. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzDFrmn3RzM

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  1. Create a FREE account on www.Edudaris.com.
  2. Update your profile to 100% to automatically be matched to as many OFFERS, as possible, which include scholarships!
  3. Join a FREE Path to Scholarships® Five-Step Mini COURSE to learn how to apply successfully to college and for scholarships.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What is the Timeline to Request Winning Recommendation Letters?


Almost every scholarship and college requires a recommendation letter. This is at times a stumbling block for many students! Often students wait until the last minute to request these needed recommendation letters. The best time for students to request recommendation letters is around September. Very few students ask for recommendation letters at this time.
Around the holidays, and from January through March, it seems like every student is asking for a recommendation letter for any number of reasons. They ask for them when the teachers and/or professors are the busiest. The turnaround time could be two or three weeks, or never! Meanwhile, the application has a due date and there is not a recommendation letter available.
A student should make a request for a recommendation letter at least 2-3 weeks before it is needed because teachers are very busy and need time to write a quality recommendation letter. A student should make a request before the completion of a class, while the teacher or professor still has the student fresh in his mind. Too many times student request recommendation letters from instructors they have had two or three years earlier.
Tips to Receiving Winning Recommendation Letters
1.  The student needs to plan to whom they are going to request a recommendation letter. Make a list with the correct spelling of each person's name.
2.  Three types of recommendation letters are needed depending on the college and/or scholarship application: teacher or professor, counselor or advisor, and community leader.
3.  No recommendation letter should be from a family member.
4.  Request as many letters as possible.
5.  Make an appointment to make the request for a recommendation letter.
6.  Information documents should be submitted with the request so the person has enough information to write the winning recommendation letter:  a cover letter, personal statement, resume, and a thank you note.

Free Resources, Tools, and Support for College and Scholarships on www.Edudaris.com
Be matched to scholarships and learn how to successfully apply to college and for scholarships with the FREE Path to Scholarships® Five-Step Mini Courses for High School and College Students. 
Edudaris® Works in Three Easy Steps
  1. Create a FREE account on www.Edudaris.com.
  2. Update your profile to 100% to automatically be matched to as many OFFERS, as possible, which include scholarships!
  3. Join a FREE Path to Scholarships® Five-Step Mini COURSE to learn how to apply successfully to college and for scholarships.
Call Customer Service (407) 406-4180, (407) 462-7659, or (407) 877-9630 for information.