WEEK 1: FIND YOUR PURPOSE
The course begins by helping you discover what you want to study and why. You might know what you want to study already, however, this course will help uncover some hidden discoveries about yourself!
WEEK 2: EYE OPENING FUNDAMENTALS
Learn the fundamentals, terms, and strategies that pertain to finding monetary sources for your higher education. Understand how these basics can be translated into stipends, on-campus jobs, grants, and scholarships.
WEEK 3: BE PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR PASSIONS
This is the first question I ask everyone I work with. It is an important one because it gives you and I a broad sense of who you are, what you like, and why you like it. This will be the first part of your story, and while you are sharing this I will be connecting this content to funding resources. You will not only walk away with some resources, but a knowing that everything you are is important and can be turned into funding.
WEEK 4: WORKING AND VOLUNTEERING
There are literally 100s of scholarships and funding opportunities that pertain to your work and volunteer experiences. Don’t get stuck on conventional things. Remember, everything matters!
WEEK 5: OBSTACLES: DON’T SHY AWAY FROM THE GOLDEN NUGGET
The process of embracing your obstacles can lead to understanding why you do what you do. The “WHY” will be your ‘Golden Nugget’ used for funding opportunities, interviews, relationship building, the scholarship application/essay, and your personal college essay, just to name a few. Get ready to share who you are.
WEEK 6: SELF-EXPRESSION
In a world of black and white and conforming to the society around us, it is nice to be able to kick back and express your true self. In this installment, we are going to get to the root of “you” and your interests. Believe it or not, uniqueness has a huge role in how potential recruiters will make their decision on accepting you into certain schools and programs.
WEEK 7: CREATE A JOB FROM SCRATCH
That’s right, if you could do anything or be anything, what would that look like for you. Could you create a job that would completely define who you are? How amazing would it be if you could create the perfect job for you by simply writing the job description to match your personality and individuality?
WEEK 8A: HOW TO BUILD YOUR FUNDING DATABASE (BROKEN INTO 5 PARTS)
You will need to know where your funding is coming from and how much you are able to get from the sources you uncover.This is a very relevant question in this course, as you will need to know where your funding is coming from and how much are you able to get from these sources. You will also need to understand how to manage these sources and the organizational skills that it will require to maximize the effectiveness needed to help pay your way through school.
WEEK 8B: MASTERING GOOGLE RESEARCH RESULTS
Google has helped transform the world in this technological and information era. In this course, you will learn how Google can be one of your best searching tools to help you find un-utilized scholarships and grants or internship programs with amazing benefits.
WEEK 9: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXPERTS TO MASTER NETWORKING (BROKEN INTO 2 PARTS)
It is not who you know, but WHO KNOWS YOU. Learn how to stand out with the people reviewing your materials so they see beyond the words you’ve written. Let them get to know you in writing and in person. This is what you will be walking away within this course.
WEEK 10: PUTTING IN AN APPLICATION
This is the moment you have been working towards. Whether it is a personal essay for college admittance or for scholarships and grants, an application is the final phase between you and your goal of earning the opportunity to receive grants and scholarships. This course will walk you through the application process. Let’s start turning in materials to get you money.
WEEK 11: GRIT AND PERSEVERANCE
This course is about realizing that failure is just an opportunity to grow and change; to learn what works and what doesn’t. throughout this curriculum, I’ve shared what works and pointed out the things that don’t. Now is the time to take the plunge for yourself! Remember, there is no such thing as failure, which will give you the opportunity to change your strategy and become stronger and more successful in the funding world in order to help your education flourish. CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished this curriculum!