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Clint Murray

There are several full-ride scholarships that cover full tuition, housing, and provide a stipend (that is monthly living expenses, like a cell phone and transportation). Check out the Gates Millennium scholars, for example. However, these are incredibly competitive scholarships. You will have a much better chance of creating your own full-ride scholarship by winning many smaller, less competitive scholarships. I recommend several things to accomplish this. First, you will need to learn how to write exceptional scholarship essays and responses. To do this, I recommend that you dissect the very best scholarship essays available. Find and read Marshall scholars, Rhodes scholars, Gates Millennium scholars' essays, and then dissect them line by line (and when I say dissect, I mean literally dissect line by line). Print these essays off and annotate the hell out of them to figure out exactly what the writer is accomplishing with every single sentence and every single word. Then find compelling stories in your life and write your essays about these stories with a similar effectiveness as these top writers. When telling a story, stick to this formula: 1) introduce an obstacle, setback, or other painful/ illuminating experience, 2) explicitly state what actions you took to overcome this obstacle (if you didn't succeed right away or at all that is okay too - in those cases, talk about how you were persistent or what key takeaway you learned from the experience and how you adapted your methods going forward) and 3) explain the exact results you created by taking action. If you follow these instructions, you will have a much better chance of winning many scholarships (I know, I did it). Second, you will need to find ALL of the scholarships you can apply for and apply for them. Start with your financial aid office. They will have hundreds, if not thousands, of scholarships. Create a list of every single scholarship you qualify for and include the deadlines and the complete requirements (transcripts, recommendations, etc). Then rigorously use google calendar to schedule time to complete all of the requirements by the deadlines.

I know this may seem like a lot of work compactly presented like it is here (and it will be hard work, but it is possible), but this process should happen over a year's time minimum. You need to start very early so you can polish your essays and built relationships to get outstanding recommendations. One final note, to create your own full ride scholarship, you will have to compete for merit scholarships, not only need-based ones, which means your grades must be top notch. If you have difficulty getting straight A's, I suggest you
work on that first. Go to the local bookstore to the education section and find books on how to become a top student, read them and apply the knowledge in them. Best of luck!

Answered 11 months ago

Clint Murray
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Mary Robles

For what I know there is scholarships that will in times cover most of the cost for education per school year. For dorms I am not too sure if any scholarship will cover it completely but there is a payment plans in most school. If you look into the school's website there should be a page for scholarships that are been offer for your school year.

Answered 1 year ago

Mary Robles