(PRWEB) February 08, 2012
Nancy Paul, scholarship coach and founder of Three Wishes Scholarships, announces the launch of the company’s website (http://www.threewishes-scholarships.com) to help families reduce the financial burden of college with merit scholarships – money for college that is awarded for achievement and does not need to be repaid. The company works with families nationwide who do not qualify for need-based aid; however, they are struggling to pay for college and avoid debt.
The new website features daily news updates regarding college and scholarships, as well as advice about how to qualify for more merit scholarships through community service. Responses to common questions about scholarships are also included. Visitors can sign-up to receive a free copy of Paul’s “7 Secrets of Scholarship Success” and “The ABC’s of Merit Scholarships,” ask questions which Paul will respond to via email, and apply to work directly with Paul.
“Increasing numbers of families who do not qualify for need-based aid actually do need financial help to pay for college,” Paul explains. “Merit scholarships offer a solution to rising tuition, budget cuts and a volatile economy. However, digging through millions of private merit scholarships for ones that fit a particular student can be so overwhelming that some families give up,” she continues.
Three Wishes Scholarships specializes in creating a targeted list of merit scholarships, adding community service to increase eligibility for larger scholarships, and designing an overall plan to reduce college costs. Clients are not necessarily “straight A” students nor star athletes.
Paul’s research for each of her clients results in opportunities to win $25,000-$150,000 for college. She warns that although they are often referred to as free money, scholarships require time, effort and strategy. The more well-chosen scholarships a student applies for, the more money for college they can receive.
“Every student has a unique fingerprint of academic and non-academic achievements, interests, and goals. Judges want to give money for college to students whose involvements reflect the mission of the scholarship,” Paul continues. “The challenge is uncovering the scholarships that match each student,” she adds.
Paul empathizes with the growing number of college-bound families who are caught between not qualifying for need-based aid and not being able to keep up with college costs. With three daughters – two in high school and one in college – she was determined to use merit scholarships to help pay for college. She spent 100 hours researching scholarships for her eldest daughter and uncovered $125,000 in opportunities.
“I am passionate about sharing the lessons I learned the hard way. My learning curve cost us time and money, and I want to spare other families the mistakes and sense of overwhelm that we felt so keenly,” Paul candidly explains.
Named in honor of her daughters, Three Wishes Scholarships evolved with the goal of granting three wishes to college-bound families: save time, reduce stress and maximize potential to win money for college.
For more information, go to http://www.threewishes-scholarships.com or call 855-4-3WISHES.