How to Work With Me in Grade 12



Grade 12 is busy!


It’s also the best time—ever! —for you to win scholarships.


From August 2022 to February 2023, I will be working with grade 12 students on scholarship preparation.


Here are the 3 ways you can work with me and access my services:


1. Grade 12 Scholarship Prep Program (includes access to The Scholarship Circle) - $899.00


Over the years I have helped students win hundreds of thousands of dollars! This Fall, I will be working with select grade 12 students on a one-to-one basis. Students will meet with me in three sessions over two-three months. Parent(s) or other supporter are also welcome in these sessions. I leave it up to the family to decide who attends the meetings.


This one-to-one service is highly customized, so we discuss what is most important to you. We’ll discuss your goals, your marks, and your activities and experiences. Usually, students are working on one or more scholarship applications, and writing admission personal statements.


These personalized sessions are a good fit for motivated students who have solid grades, a variety of extracurricular activities including volunteer work, and at least one leadership role.


I help students plan their strategy for applications and help them to highlight their best experiences to optimize success. Some of my time is spent reviewing your essay(s) and providing feedback and suggestions for improvement. Students will be expected to complete “homework”, including at least one essay, as part of this package.


Although I don’t actively search for scholarships for students, I may suggest scholarships the student can apply for.


All students who work with me in the Grade 12 Scholarship Prep Program will also get access to my Scholarship Circle, a monthly email that will keep you on track with what you need to know about scholarships. This value-added resource has timely tips, information, and strategies to support your scholarship success. Only students in the Grade 12 Scholarship Prep Program will have access to this information.


Here’s some of what’s in the monthly emails:


· A checklist of what you should be doing this month for admission and scholarships

· Information on how to find and apply for scholarships

· A list of some current and upcoming scholarships

· Handy resources and templates to help you save time

· Useful tips and tools to help you get—and stay--organized (a key to success!)


The Scholarship Circle will give you the inside scoop on scholarships. Each month, you’ll get access to the special knowledge and expertise I’ve developed over the years to make your scholarship journey faster, easier, and more successful.


To determine if you are a good fit to work with me in the Scholarship Prep Package, please book a no-obligation call with me using my scheduling link. Based on our discussion, I will let you know the best pathway to access my services.



2. Scholarship Essay Writing Workshops - $199.00


Students can also work with me through my popular small group online essay writing workshops.


Many students struggle with how to write scholarship essays. The essay is arguably the most important part of most scholarship applications, so it’s important to get it right. That’s why I created a service that focuses solely on the essay.


Students really like this 2.5 hour session because it’s a real workshop – they actually work in it. Participants will write a draft essay in the workshop. First, I'll help you get past the blank page. Then, as I teach tips and techniques, you'll apply them to your essay. At the end of the workshop, not only have you learned how to write an essay, you’ve also created some great content that you can use in scholarship applications all year long!


Students can sign up to get an essay review for an extra $99.00. I review your essay and provide written feedback and specific suggestions for improvement. Students say (and I agree) that his is the best way to get the most value from the workshop.


Scholarship Essay Workshops are the easiest and fastest way for you to learn a lot of fantastic tips, tricks, and techniques in a short period of time.


I hold several Scholarship Essay Writing Workshops throughout the Fall. They are restricted to 10 students, and they often fill to capacity.



3. How to Find and Win Scholarships Guidebook - $44.95


If you like to “Do It Yourself”, my scholarship guidebook is a great DIY option.


In the How to Find and Win Scholarships guidebook, you’ll learn


· How to get—and stay—-organized (a key to scholarship success!)

· Where, when, and how to look for scholarships

· What to do before you start writing

· How to write your best scholarship essays

· How to get the best reference for scholarships (includes a template to request a reference)

· Sample essays, and more


This is a printed, coil bound guidebook that’s mailed to your home. It’s colourful and student friendly. Students, parents, and school counsellors love it!




Other Services


In addition to working with students, I can also be hired to deliver scholarship information sessions, training, and workshops for groups and organizations. Please see my speaking page for more information.


I also provide lots of great free information on my blog and through my free resources.



Best wishes for a successful scholarship journey in 2022-2023!







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