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Author: Monica Matthews

Monica Matthews is the author of "How to Win College Scholarships." She helped her son win over $100,000 in scholarships and shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that" in regards to helping families navigate the scholarship process. Ms. Matthews' step-by-step scholarship guide has taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars. Find her scholarship blog and winning tips at how2winscholarships.com.

Posted Jan. 16, 2019, 8 a.m. by Monica Matthews | View Comments
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Online scholarship search and matching sites abound on the Internet, but signing up for each and every one of them is a huge mistake that can lead to student frustration and angst. Why? Because there are thousands upon thousands of scholarship opportunities available to students, but unfortunately a great majority of them are drawings or contests designed to gather personal information and use it to promote student loans and sell student data. Once students have signed up and agreed to have scholarships emailed to them, their inboxes will be inundated with offers, and wading through them to find legitimate or ...