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Soon to Be Medical Missionary Receives $40,000 Scholarship

Soon to Be Medical Missionary Receives $40,000 Scholarship
Soon to Be Medical Missionary Receives $40,000 Scholarship Jill just emailed me an update - check out the progress of her daughter's college admission and scholarships! So exciting!I wanted to give you an update on my daughter. She is going into nursing, and wants to be a medical missionary. She was accepted to her top 3 choices of colleges with no problem. At two of the bigger private colleges, she received a $40K scholarship merit-based on...
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Overseas Homeschoolers and the National Merit Scholarship

Overseas Homeschoolers and the National Merit Scholarship
Overseas Homeschoolers and the National Merit Scholarship Here in the U.S. homeschoolers can become National Merit Scholars the same way that public school students do, by taking the PSAT-NMSQT in 11th grade. You can learn everything about this process in my article, National Merit Scholarship Information for Homeschoolers.Not all homeschoolers are living in the U.S. though. Some expatriats can't find a place to take the PSAT at all. So you can see how it can be...
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Lee Binz
Hi KML! When you register for the PSAT, they ask you for your school code for your state you will return to.... which isn't always... Read More
Thursday, 04 April 2019 16:42
Guest — KML
Thanks for this article. If you are an overseas homeschooler able to take the PSAT on a military base, which state do they compare... Read More
Thursday, 04 April 2019 06:55
Guest — Lana
How do they calculate selection index from SAT score? Could you please give an example?
Thursday, 03 March 2016 17:52
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College Admission and Scholarships Received!

College Admission and Scholarships Received!
College Admission and Scholarships Received A homeschool mom posted on Facebook to say thank you for her successes. She followed my advice, and with hard work and conscientious effort she received college admission and scholarships for her child. Good things can happen to you, too! Here is the good-news report Lizzy shared on my Facebook page!If you need some guidance on earning college admission and scholarships, like me on Facebook, check out my pins on Pinterest, and...
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Leap of Faith: From Behind and Overwhelmed to College Scholarships

Leap of Faith: From Behind and Overwhelmed to College Scholarships
Leap of Faith: From Behind and Overwhelmed to College Scholarships Not everyone begins their college planning and preparation from the time their children are young, crossing all the T's and dotting all the I's. Parents have busy lives, with babies, toddlers, and busy schedules.  Check out this letter of encouragement from a real-life homeschool mom like you! You are NOT alone!    Thank you for all your help this year.  My oldest child is a senior this...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks for leaving a comment, Ann! I miss talking with you, and I hope all is well with you and your family! Hugs! ~ Lee
Friday, 06 November 2015 22:11
Guest — Ann
Bravo, Ms. Tiena! You did phenomenal "under the gun!" I know it was not at all easy but never would have been possible without Lee... Read More
Friday, 06 November 2015 22:01
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Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year

Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year
Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year Wow, some families get all the luck! I got this message from a mom who got an AMAZING college offer for her daughter. Check it out - their college experience will only cost $400 per year! You can't even have a child live with you at HOME for that little money! Woo hoo!!!    Dear Lee,I wanted to thank you, SO MUCH, for your guidance and expertise! In the past two...
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Guest — Beth
Congrats to Tawni! I would love to know what school that was. OK to email me privately if needed. Thank you!
Monday, 19 October 2015 11:23
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Beth, Tawni requested that any specific information remain private. The good news is, homeschoolers are getting scholarships-... Read More
Monday, 19 October 2015 12:49
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Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships

Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships
Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships It can seem pretty scary to be overseas as a missionary, and at the same time want your homeschooled teen to come back to the US for college admission. But guess what? It's possible! And homeschool parents just like you are successful! Check out this letter from Nancy, a missionary mom in the Philippines. See what tips you can glean from her, to help you as you...
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Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs

Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs
Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs I got a wonderful letter from a member, and she was very specific about why she felt her daughter got a huge, Huge, HUGE scholarship that covered a full 93% of the cost of attending college! Here is the short version, in case you are in a hurry, but need to know what Kathleen did to become so successful.Executive summary for busy parents Start your transcript early - learn how...
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Guest — Jomomma3
Would love to see a book list she used, or a link to your book list recommendation ... Read More
Saturday, 19 September 2015 12:13
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Jo, You can see Lee's suggested reading list here: College Bound Reading List I hope that helps! Blessings, Robin Assistant t... Read More
Sunday, 20 September 2015 22:07
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How Much College Debt is Acceptable?

How Much College Debt is Acceptable?
Every person has to decide for themselves how much college debt is worthwhile. I can tell you what my debt boundaries are as you begin your research. Ultimately, that will be a family decision that you'll have to make.For me, I think college debt may be worthwhile only if you can pay it back within one year. Estimate how much your child could make at a minimum wage job while living at home for one year....
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From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers

From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers
Success! I love it when people write to say THANK YOU and share their successes! I got this awesome note from Jen in Pennsylvania. Read some of her tips, and see what you can glean from her experiences today. From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers I want to thank you for all that you have done for me in my homeschool-mom journey.I've been a Gold Care Club member for a long time and it has been...
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Simple Formula for Scholarship Success

Simple Formula for Scholarship Success
Simple Formula for Scholarship Success The secrets of college admission and scholarships are actually pretty easy. Start your research early. Diligently keep your transcripts and course descriptions up to date. Apply early during Senior year. Scholarship money is first-come, first-served, and you want to be first in line! But that means you must have all your ducks in a row before you start the application. What can you do today, so that you are successful? Start...
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7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships

7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships
7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships Where are you in the homeschool journey right now? Are you feeling panicky? Overwhelmed? You KNOW you can just reach out and get some help, right? And one day maybe you will report back, shouting from the rooftops about getting 7 college acceptance letters and generous scholarships! I just got the sweetest note from Lois, thanking me for her son's success with college admission and scholarships.        I want to...
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Budget for College Applications

Budget for College Applications
Budget for College Applications It's normal to pay $30-$100 per college applicationDon't think about it as your homeschool budget, think of it as a down payment on the total cost of college - as if by applying you will get more scholarships. It's possible to have the application cost deferred, if you ask. Most colleges will defer the cost of application if you simple go for a college visit. You can also ask the college to...
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Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships

Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships
Persistence can pay off with real money and big-time scholarships!A homeschooler was kind enough to share her success on my Facebook page. Her story is more like two successes, combined into one magnificent story.In the first half of the story, she tells us about her child, struggling to earn college scholarships based on her SAT score.My daughter was 10 points away from the number she needed for $2000 more in scholarships per year! I called the school...
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Guest — Lee
Thank you, Ann! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:18
Guest — Ann
I wrote a letter to a highly regarded music school in our area that my son was very interested in attending, and they bumped his s... Read More
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 20:14
Guest — J W
How many hours would I have to work to earn that kind of money? A lot more hours than I work now, LOL. My younger child was rece... Read More
Friday, 26 October 2012 18:19
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Automatic Academic Scholarships

Automatic Academic Scholarships
    Automatic Academic Scholarships Did you know that some colleges link scholarship amounts directly to a student's ACT or SAT score? They set a minimum SAT score and if the student meets or exceeds it, they receive automatic academic scholarships, often thousands of dollars per year, which could add up to tens of thousands of dollars over four years!Sometimes these scholarships are based on the entire score, and sometimes they are based on only one...
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Guest — Katie
Hi, Lee, I don't understand this caption "What happens if your child scores 1340 on the SAT? Or scores a 30 on the ACT? It means... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2012 16:32
Guest — Lee
That's because it doesn't make sense! I have fixed it to say: What happens if your child scores 1340 on the SAT? Or scores a 30... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2012 18:51
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What to Do When You Need Scholarships NOW!

What to Do When You Need Scholarships NOW!
Learn about scholarships when your child starts high school. During junior year, the things you do can determine the scholarships you receive. College choice, test preparation, and application essays are the 3 biggest factors in receiving college scholarships. What to Do When You Need Scholarships NOW! It's much more difficult, and certainly more emotional, to stand in the middle of senior year, wondering where the money will come from. If that is you, I feel your...
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Guest — Opus Michael
Thank you Lee for your wonderful ideas about scholarships. I read about it while looking for a golden opportunity like you spoke o... Read More
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:02
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Michael, Lee has written many articles and books on finding scholarships. The more you learn, the more likely you are to fin... Read More
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 23:25
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