Who do you help find scholarships?
We help anyone who lives in the US and needs funding to pay for school. The person may be interested in an associate, certificate, bachelors, masters or PhD program.
Do you help foreign nationals who wish to come to study in the US?
We only help bonafide international students who are already in the US.
Do you award scholarships?
No. We help you look for all scholarships that you qualify for.
What do I get from consulting with you?
We will help you find multiple scholarships that you qualify for; and expose you to a lot of other relevant factors that will give you an edge over several other people who have similar circumstances like you.
How long is the consultation and what information do you get from your clients?
1. It is a meeting that lasts about an hour. It may be in-person or via a tele or video conference.
2. We tell them the details of what we will do for them regarding scholarships.
3. We ask them a lot of questions that bring out qualities which will potentially qualify them for additional scholarships. We let our clients know why we ask the questions.
4. We advise them based on the information they provide.
5. We do not ask income-related questions or questions that are personal in nature.
How do I get started if I need your help?
You would need to visit www.scholarshipplaza.com > contact us; and then scroll down to complete a secure profile form. Next, you would pay the one-time consultation fee by clicking the ‘payment’ tab or button. A scholarship consultant will then reach out to you to schedule an appointment.
When do I get the scholarship links to apply to?
After the consultation, we send you scholarships that you qualify for as they open their applications (we keep sending the scholarships until the deadlines pass). So you will get the chance to apply for several scholarships.
How many scholarships do you send to each client?
It varies, and depends on a client’s chosen field. Some academic majors have more scholarships than others. Also, a client who signed up in 11th grade or earlier will have more advantage over those who are already in college. In general, we send up to 15 scholarships to each client.
What makes you different from others?
We know that everyone has a unique story, so we listen to all our clients have to say about their experiences and educational aspirations. We then find scholarships that are tailored to their holistic profiles. We also follow up with them to know their progress and to ensure that we answer their questions, if they have any.
We do scholarship counseling that encourages our clients to avoid taking school loans as much as possible. Our clients will let us know which schools they wish to attend, and we will help them find scholarships for their chosen academic programs.
We also help our clients review their scholarship essays. A good scholarship essay may also be used for college admissions in some cases.
You are assured of customized service, rather than a one size fits all model. We know that everyone is different.
Do you help search for full ride scholarships?
Yes. A full ride scholarship means that all tuition and fees are paid, and the student does not have to work to pay any fees at school. It is not necessarily one (1) scholarship. We help our clients look for multiple scholarships, so it is not uncommon to have someone receive seven (7) or more scholarships that will cover all school expenses.
Why can’t you guarantee that every client will get a scholarship?
We do not have a scholarship fund, and are not part of any scholarship committees. Only those can guarantee that one will get a scholarship. What we do have is the advantage of knowing how to find scholarships and ensure our clients have strong essays so as make them very competitive.
If my family is wealthy, can I still qualify for scholarships?
Absolutely. The overwhelming majority of the scholarships we have come across do not exclude anyone based on income. In fact they do not ask financial information. If you have what the scholarships require, you are qualified.
Do you help your clients write essays?
No. We help our clients proofread and edit their essays as an optional service. If a client chooses to take advantage of our 16 years’ expertise in this regard, we will be happy to help
Do I have to be a resident of Texas in order to benefit from your services?
No. We help students from all 50 states. We do our consultations in person and via teleconferencing.
Do you help your clients write scholarship essays?
We do not write essays for our clients because it is unethical to do so. We however help our them to review their essays to make them competitive.
Who needs to be present during the interview for my 12th grade child?
We prefer to have either one or both parents present during the interview, even if not for the entire session. There are questions that a minor may not be able to answer, and some pertinent details that parents do not forget about their children.
What steps do I need to take to sign up?
You would need to complete your profile at www.scholarshipplaza.com => contact us. You would then scroll to securely complete your information and submit it. After that, you would need to make your payment so that your interview appointment may be scheduled.
What if I want my refund after going through the process?
You would get a refund only if you have not attended the our scholarship interview or if we inform you in writing that we will not be able to get scholarships for you.
Can you give a presentation at our school?
If invited, we will be happy to present at your school. You would need to reach out to us for details.