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March Newsletter: $10,000 ScholarshipPoints Drawing and Your Financial Aid Roadmap

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Scholarshippoints-Winner-PicWe hope you are having an awesome semester!

In this month’s newsletter we showcase the upcoming ScholarshipPoints.com $10,000 scholarship drawing, feature the latest Free College Scholarship winner and explain the next steps in your Financial Aid process now that you have received your award letter.

We will also introduce you to the latest winner from www.ScholarshipPoints.com.

March 15th $10,000 Scholarship Drawing

Last year ScholarshipPoints awarded over $120,000 in free college scholarships. The first $10,000 scholarship drawing of 2011 is less than two weeks away! You have until March 14th to join and earn scholarship points to increase your chances. The more points you earn the more chances you have to win! If you are in need of free money for college, you do not want to miss this chance to win big. The lucky winner will be announced on March 15th! The lucky winner will be announced on March 15th! Enter the drawing today!

January $1,000 Free College Scholarship Winner

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Russell Koehler was recently announced as the January 2011 $1,000 Free College Scholarship winner. Russell is a student at Hawaii Pacific University. “My parents have been paying for my education all my life and I know the expenses have been draining their pockets,” said Russell. “I am so happy to see that people actually care enough to award scholarships on a regular basis.” Do you want to become a College Scholarship Winner just like Russell, but are not a member yet? Click here to become a ScholarshipPoints member.

ScholarshipPoints members, login into ScholarshipPoints now and redeem the code FANMARCH11 for 25 scholarship points.

Your Financial Aid Award Letters

You have just a few more steps left to secure your financial aid for college! Like many students, you should have already received your Student Aid Reports and be looking for award packages to arrive. Once you have award letters from the different schools you applied to, you can review the available financial aid as well as total costs, which will be key pieces of information in deciding what school to attend. Need help comparing your award letters? View our page to help!

Your federal aid options might include Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, grants and scholarships. It is important to review each part of your package and determine if you’ve been awarded enough aid.

Wondering what to do next? Check out the financial aid roadmap:

Edvisors Acquires CollegeToolkit.com

Edvisors recently expanded its scale and resources with the addition of CollegeToolkit to its network of sites. This site delivers innovative and exciting college admission products and services to the high school and college demographic.

Read the article!

March Featured Blog

Don’t know what financial aid to claim on your taxes? That’s okay, we do! To help you determine what types of financial aid you need to claim (or not claim) on your taxes, read this recent post from the StudentLoanNetwork blog!

Applying to Graduate School?

If you have applied to graduate school for the fall 2011 semester, you should have already considered consolidating your undergraduate loans, and be anticipating those aid award letters, as much as your acceptances this April. Graduate school can be costly, but there are a number ways you can trim down your academic expenses. Follow the links below for tips and resources to help you survive paying for grad school.

Compare Graduate Loan Options

Consolidate your Undergrad Loans

3 Tips for Saving Big Money on Grad School

Tune in Next Month

Next month we will announce the ScholarshipPoints.com big 10K winner, show you how to apply for Stafford loans, and talk about college Accepted Students Days and why you should attend.

If there is a particular topic you would like us to cover, leave a comment on our suggestions page.

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133 Responses to “March Newsletter: $10,000 ScholarshipPoints Drawing and Your Financial Aid Roadmap”

  1. ibrahim says on March 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm:

    I want to be perticipate in the on going march schorlarship winner kindly considered.thanks.

  2. Tyler says on March 4, 2011 at 11:25 pm:

    well its a good thing to participate for a free scholarship what do you have to lose?

    • Christianah Olaleye says on March 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm:

      Nothing to lose in entering for the free scholarship but rather you gain if finally selected as winner. This is the reason why i tried to participate but could not just get there. Keep trying!

  3. faiza sarwat says on March 5, 2011 at 4:22 am:

    hi, my name is faiza sarwat ,and i need financial aid

  4. jessica says on March 6, 2011 at 11:25 pm:

    i loving drawing scholarships thank you

  5. rita henry says on March 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm:


    I am rita henry I need this scholarship ward to pay my walden University online classes. I love Walden University and I would love to finish my program without financial delay at Walden University. I hope to use this award to pay off walden bills and other school fees charges.

    I pray that you will consider me for this award due to my financial struggles and need plaeas. Thanks and God bless you all amen.

    Sincerely from my heart.

    Rita Henry.

  6. Angelia says on March 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm:

    Thanks! I could really use a scholarship with HOPE being cut.

  7. Sherri says on March 14, 2011 at 11:11 am:

    Please send money! Help! :)

    • Jennifer says on March 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm:

      I wish the same thing, the need for money is so important and in desperate need of it. Hope you get as much help as you can.


  8. Deena Nelson says on March 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm:

    Applying for scholarships!

  9. Akanbi Issa Idowu says on March 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm:

    Consider me as a winner of this March draw.This will help me to start my program at Colorado Technical University.

  10. Kristine L. Choi says on March 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm:

    My name is Kristine L. Choi, a society and environment major at UC Berkeley. With the ongoing budget cuts and my work study hours shortened, I would really appreciate this scholarship. I am trying to graduate early for Law school, I could really use that money to pay off my loans. Thank you for your time and consideration.


    Kristine L. Choi

  11. Christopher says on March 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm:

    I really like this website.

  12. Joni Cole says on March 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm:

    I need financial aid. I have 2 children go to school and work full-time… any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  13. chrissy says on March 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm:

    working hard and praying for some financial help with school

  14. Dana Sisso says on March 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm:

    Thank you for giving me 25 scholarship pionts for reading this article.

  15. Jonathan Johnson says on March 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm:

    I need this scholarship money to help me start off my college education process in the right direction. This will help me with reduce my college education cost and the strain on my parents pockets.

  16. Jonathan Johnson says on March 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm:

    I need this scholarship money to help me start off my college education process in the right direction. This will help me with reducing my college education cost and the strain on my parents pockets.

  17. Drea says on March 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm:

    Every little bit helps

  18. Jody McBride says on March 14, 2011 at 11:56 pm:

    It would be a blessing to win this!!

  19. Kaitlyn says on March 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm:

    I would love a scholarship! School is so expensive and I’ll take anything I can get to help pay for school!!!

  20. Octavia says on March 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm:

    i would love to win this contest also

  21. Sharon says on March 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm:

    Thank You for creating a website, which gives so much hope to students that can’t afford their studies, at hard times like these. I hope that someday I get to have the opportunity of winning a scholarship here, something I really need right now.

  22. Jessica says on March 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm:

    I would be so grateful to win scholarship money. I am going to be an undergraduate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this year and as a twin sister, I want to help out my parents as much as possible, who have to pay twice the regular amount at one time! Without me helping out with tuition fees, there’s a chance I might not even be able to afford to go to college. This would definitely help! Thank you!

  23. jason d. says on March 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm:

    thanks for the chance find out any info to get financial help for my next three years of college.

  24. adeima says on March 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm:

    i got 25 points

  25. jackelin Avila Martinez says on March 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm:

    It would be such an amazing thing and a blessing from heaven to earn a scholarship.

  26. tara says on March 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm:


  27. Kaitlyn says on March 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm:


  28. david yu perez says on March 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm:

    I’m really excited about the scholarships because if I win any of the scholarship I can pay for college and begin my career electrical engineering and become a professional engineer in my life,

  29. Amy says on March 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm:

    I need this scholarship money because living on my own costs so much more than I expected, and I can barely keep up

  30. Ann Tucsnak says on March 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm:

    It would be a big help to win this.

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