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Sat, Apr 16


Ohio University Pickerington Center

Workshop: Paying for College Made Easy

Find your uniqueness, and scholarships just for you. Write essays & applications that win scholarships to secure your debt-free degree.

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Workshop: Paying for College Made Easy
Workshop: Paying for College Made Easy

Time & Location

Apr 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ohio University Pickerington Center, 12933 Stonecreek Dr, Pickerington, OH 43147, USA

About the Event

We know the scholarship process can be overwhelming, frustrating, and stressful. We also know that the best way to not go into tens of thousands of dollars of debt is to get scholarships.

But here's what we know about scholarships:

  • There is money out there
  • It's still not too late if you're a senior
  • We can make the process easier
  • Going it alone isn't easy
  • Students need an accountability partner
  • We can be the third party voice
  • Making progress keeps you movitated

Consider one of our upcoming Scholarship Worshops, where we make the process fun, give the support needed, and guide you along the way.

**This workshop is recommended for students only. Parents, we will provide you with an overview video where we explain what your student learned today, the resources they were given, and how you can support them moving forward!

Who is this workshop for?

  • High school juniors & seniors
  • College freshman & sophomores (yes you can still apply for scholarships if you're already in college!)

What will students do in this workshop?

  • Get a solid understanding of the uniqueness they bring to the table, and that scholarships aren't just for the straight "A" students
  • Learn how to find scholarships they qualify for based on their likes, interests, academics, and more
  • Learn how to apply for scholarships
  • Learn how to write winning scholarship essays for those that require them
  • And actually start applying to them (yes really!!)

What's included?

  • 2022-2023 Ultimate Scholarship Book ($25 online)
  • Scholarship Application Tracker
  • Scholarship Essay Templates
  • Scholarship Resource Guide
  • Scholarship Application Checklist
  • Scholarship Interview Tips Handout
  • Local Scholarships Handout
  • And more
  • Implementation time with scholarship expert to make progress towards your debt-free degree
  • Instruction & support from a trained and experienced college expert

And we don't believe in boring lectures, that's why we make this interactive, hands-on, and we get to work, not just talk about it! That means students will get to work on their computers actually doing the things we're talking about!

Bring some snacks! We'll give away a few prizes. We'll share resources after the event to help students continue with next steps. Spots are very limited to encourage interaction. This premium workshop costs $75 per student seat.

About the Facilitator:

Traci Bakenhaster is the Founder of Raising the Next Gen and the facilitator for this workshop. Her background includes:

  • 10+ years experience in higher education, career-tech, and industry
  • Working in admissions, financial aid, academic advising, and more
  • Has worked with hundreds of students to help them find scholarships and navigate the application process
  • 50% of clients got enough scholarships to cover 100% of college costs
  • 90% of clients got scholarships to cover a portion of college costs
  • Master's degree from Franklin University
  • Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
  • Passion & dedication to helping teens not experience the weight of student debt like she has

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