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Life Skills: Scholarships 101: How to Search and Apply for Scholarships

In this one-time class, scholars learn about how to search for and maximize their chances for winning scholarships. I'm a successful college coach who has a 100% overall acceptance rate. My two kids earned $2.5 million in merit awards.
Demeka Mays, M.Ed.
12 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 21 learners
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Through lecture and discussion, scholars will learn about scholarships and what it takes to prepare for scholarship success.
1. Scholars will know and be able to name the different types of scholarships.
2. Scholars will know the general scholarship eligibility criteria.
3. Scholars will learn effective strategies for conducting the scholarship search.
4. Scholars will be familiar with a tool that can help them maintain their scholarship search.
5. Scholars will know when to search and apply for scholarships.
6. Scholars will be able to identify major national scholarships.
As an independent college counselor and education consultant for federal and state granted-funded programs, I have developed award-winning college and career readiness programs that have been scaled and replicated in several schools and districts. In these capacities, as well as my formed district and building roles, I have helped thousands of students of varied socioeconomic and academic programs succeed in getting accepted into the colleges, universities, and post-secondary institutions of their choice. Ninety-five percent (95%) of Pinnacle Prep scholars get into one or more of their top three choices. I consider my own two children’s success my greatest college counseling accomplishments because both graduated valedictorian (two years apart), were accepted to Stanford, MIT, five-six Ivy League universities, and several Top 20 colleges, and earned $2.5 million in merit scholarships together. 
There are no assignments for this one-time course, but scholars will be encouraged to begin their scholarship search.
The Pinnacle Prep #Aim2GetAdmitted Scholarship 101 Guide will be uploaded prior to the session, and the Pinnacle Prep Scholarship Search Tool and List of National Scholarships will be provided during the session. Alternatively, students can use the teacher-provided guide or their own notebook to maintain notes.
There is no formal assessment. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
My role is to provide coaching and guidance to scholars. My role does not involve making decisions for scholars, writing applications or essays, creating the 4-year plan or college list, completing FAFSA, or any other action that may be deemed unethical in practice and counterproductive to scholar taking ownership for his/her/their own college journey. While I guarantee to provide high-quality, coaching and support, I do not make any guarantees that scholars will succeed excel at every high school endeavor, locate big money scholarships, be eligible for scholarships, receive scholarships, or be admitted to their schools of choice, as intrinsic motivation, scholarship eligibility, and a number of other variables relative to a scholar's qualitative and quantitative data inform high school, scholarship, and college success.
Scholars have the option to use College Board and scholarship websites and search engines during and after the course to assist them in their scholarship search and the teacher's poll page,, to participate in polls designed to increase learner engagement. Alternatively, scholars may use the chat box to engage.


Demeka Mays, M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Get Lit and #Aim2GetAdmitted to your top-choice college with an award-winning educator, mom of two valedictorians/Stanford & MIT students/Ivy League admits, literacy specialist, college writing instructor, and college counselor. My goal is to help all children develop college and career ready literacy skills and to succeed in their #Aim2GetAdmitted to their schools of choice.
12 total reviews
30 completed classes

About Me

My name is Demeka, and I am beyond excited to be a part of the Outschool community! I love working with children from across the globe and of all different ages. I mainly teach classes that are research-focused (e.g., how to conduct scientific or... 
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