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UVI Hosts Free Scholarship Workshop

As a high school senior, Marianne Ragins made headlines when she received a record-breaking $400,000+ in scholarship funds. In The Scholarship Workshop, a three-hour interactive seminar designed to help students conduct a successful scholarship search, she takes students through the step-by-step process of finding and winning money for college. Scholarship dollars don’t just go to kids with the best grades, best test scores or best points-per-game average, they also go to the students who know how to find and win them. So whether you’re in high school, returning to or currently enrolled in college, or planning to study abroad, thiseseminar sponsored by the College Access Challenge Grant Program –
University of the Virgin Islands shows how rigorous research efforts,
involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership potential, special
talents and hobbies, and geographic location all combine to determine your
chances of securing aid for college.
The first workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the St, Croix Campus of UVI. The second workshop will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, on the St. Thomas Campus of UVI.
The workshop includes:  Invaluable resources for uncovering scholarship opportunities  Easy-to-follow guidelines for writing winning, personal essays with
actual examples from Ragins’ scholarship quest
 Helpful tips on using the Internet to research scholarship sources
 An inside look at how to get the best recommendations  Useful tips for standing out in a crowd of scholarship applicants
 Surefire ways to sell yourself during an academic interview
 Last minute strategies for getting college money
Over the years, she has coached and helped thousands of students to win money for their college education. In the face of ever-rising tuition levels, those who attend can benefit from Ragins’ track record of success, proving that with hard work and thorough planning, a college education can be affordable for anyone.
Ragins graduated summa cum laude from Florida A&M University and attended graduate school at George Washington University where she received an MBA. She is the founder and president of The Scholarship Workshop and sponsor of the Ragins/Braswell National Scholarship. She is the author of “Winning Scholarships for College” and “College Survival & Success Skills 101” as well as other publications such as “10 Steps for Using the Internet in Your
Scholarship Search.”

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