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About the Scholarship Workshop Presentation

In The Scholarship Workshop presentation, speaker Marianne Ragins proves that it is not always the student with the best grades or the highest SAT scores who wins scholarships. Instead she shows students of all ages that most scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit the best preparation. By attending The Scholarship Workshop  presentation, a student will be well prepared to meet the challenge of finding and winning scholarships.

Whether the student is in high school, currently enrolled in college, returning to college, planning to go to graduate school or interested in studying abroad, The Scholarship Workshop presentation is a necessity for those who want to pursue their educational goals. In The Scholarship Workshop presentation, speaker Marianne Ragins shows students that anything is possible if they have the self-motivation, determination, and persistence to succeed.

Highlights of The Scholarship Workshop Presentation

  • Discovering hidden treasures: how to find and where to look for scholarship money
  • Creating dynamic, eye-catching résumés for scholarship success
  • Writing perfect and painless essays
  • Preparing winning scholarship applications
  • Making a lasting impression: keys to successful interviews and getting your application and essay noticed
  • Strategies for launching your college and scholarship search using the Internet which include:
    • How to find thousands of scholarships (specific to you and your situation) via the Internet such as:
      • Scholarships for middle class, 1st generation, and at-risk students
      • Scholarships for students with specific characteristics such as disease or special situations
      • Scholarships for students in kindergarten through 11th grade
      • Scholarships for nontraditional and current college students
      • Scholarships for specific majors and interests
    • How to find web sites to get tips on everything from writing essays to taking tests such as the SAT
    • How to search and find scholarship organizations with web sites including one of the largest corporate sponsored scholarship programs in the United States.
  • Learning the secrets to impressing competitive scholarship committees

If you would like more information about bringing Marianne Ragins to speak in your area and conduct The Scholarship Workshop presentation, see Schedule a Presentation. If you're interested in attending a presentation, see Attend a Presentation.

Rave Reviews for Marianne Ragins and The Scholarship Workshop presentation

Ms. Ragins is a powerful and passionate presenter who has tremendous knowledge and expertise regarding the college scholarship search and application process. She has provided the keynote address for our annual College Scholarship Conference for 5 consecutive years, and each year I continue to be impressed by her dynamic and comprehensive presentation. She has the unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds, including traditional age students, adult learners, parents, and professional educators. Folks leave her workshop empowered and inspired to execute the scholarship search and application process by using the practical strategies she shares.  Ms. Ragins is a superb speaker and a consummate professional. She does not disappoint! - Dr. D. A. Bright, Director of Articulation, Transfer, and Academic Services - Montgomery College

Marianne Ragins' Scholarship Workshops are phenomenal! Ms. Ragins has a wealth of knowledge and experience that is unparalleled. For the past three years, the U.S. Virgin Islands College Access Challenge Grant Program has included and plans to continue utilizing The Scholarship Workshop as part of our program activities. Through her workshops and presentations, Marianne provides valuable insights, information, strategies, and support that achieve successful results.
Based on the feedback received from students, parents and educators that have attended The Scholarship Workshops here in the Virgin Islands, everyone agrees that Marianne Ragins has perfected the art of the scholarship search. - D. Lake, Educational Outreach Coordinator - College Access Challenge Grant Program, U.S. Virgin Islands

Marianne's presentation is both relevant and engaging. Both the parents and the students in the audience could relate to her material. By using her own personal stories, Marianne Ragins managed to encourage and motivate students to pursue their goals of going to college. I saw many parents and students taking notes during her presentation. Her use of visuals kept the attention of the audience well. Out of the families that attended the session, 98% stated their desire to see our organization sponsor Marianne again as a speaker in the future. - D. Fiavi, Program Liaison, Fairfax County Schools College Partnership Program

Ms. Ragins delivered a flawless presentation to our monthly parent session attendees. Both students and parents found the message to be valuable and Marianne provided tangible advice that the participants could immediately put into action. She was an overwhelming hit! - S. Knight, Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools College Success Program

My fraternity has been sponsoring a Financial Aid Forum for parents for over 25 years. In the 5 years that Marianne
has been participating in that event, the timely and invaluable information she provides has made her the most popular portion of the forum, consistently high-rated by attendees. Marianne's Scholarship Workshop helps lift the fog on financing a college education and gives families a practical roadmap to making that education attainable. - R. Little III, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Guide Right Program for Students


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