Scholarship Game, The
A lean guide to getting in and making attending affordable.
The Scholarship Game is a guide to the college application and scholarship selection processes written from the perspective of someone who just finished them.
The book provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the application process beginning with developing a resume and deciding where to apply, and ending with negotiating with colleges and making a final decision. It covers how to approach every aspect of a college application as well as tips for writing scholarship applications and breakdowns of every type of interview the author experienced during his own process.
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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent step-by-step guide to getting scholarships from colleges. Things are different to when I attended, so it's great to see how to negotiate this nowadays! ~ Janette Forman (Educator), NetGalley
5 stars After high school the next step is college. College can be very expensive depending on what school you want to attend and what career you will be going for. There are grants and such that make schooling less expensive but there is quite a process to get these grants because you are not the only one applying for them. Questions? Yeah, a ton. Where should I begin? Check out his book. After going through school and becoming several thousand dollars in debt I wish I would have known about this book. It talks about everything from how to build you resume, writing essays, when to apply, interviews, and so much more. There is quite a process to go to schools and getting the financial aid. This book walks you through every step. I love how this book applies to everyone, kids, parents, and even adults. Although it applies more to kids in school you could easily modify the steps for those of us having to go back to school. It’s written is a simple, no nonsense way, and makes a lot of sense. If you are looking to go back to school I strongly recommend checking out this book. It will make a big difference in your pocketbook. ~ J Bronder, JBronderBookReviews
Definitely recommend for high school students that want to grasp the specifics of scholarships. It's always best to start early - this would help for that start. ~ TaeVon Lewis, TizzyMatic
Applying to colleges has changed since I first went back to college back in the 1990's. There are so many things you need to have and do to make a college want you as a student. This is a good book to read to help you survive the craziness that comes with applying and writing essays. There were multiple things in here I wish I had known when I went back to college a few years ago. Things that would have helped me immensely, especially in terms of various forms of financial aid. This is a great book to read along with all of the college catalogs you have to plow through. ~ Diana Thomas, NetGalley
The Scholarship Game is a guide to the college application and scholarship selection processes written from the perspective of someone who just finished them. The book provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the application process beginning with developing a resume and deciding where to apply, and ending with negotiating with colleges and making a final decision. It covers how to approach every aspect of a college application as well as tips for writing scholarship applications and breakdowns of every type of interview the author experienced during his own process. Author Luke Arnce, who was able to earn over $1,000,000 in scholarships and is currently attending Emory on a full-ride merit scholarship, shares his wisdom and insights to financing one's college education in The Scholarship Game: A No-Fluff Guide to Making College Affordable. Chapters walk the reader through building a resume, writing essays, obtaining letters of recommendation, presenting for interviews, and more, all to obtain scholarships to fund one's expensive education. The Scholarship Game is a "must-read" for every prospective college student, highly recommended. "Task-based group interviews are not evaluated on who builds the best whatever. They're judged on how well the candidates handle themselves in the situation and interact with their teammates. You may have the best idea ever, but if your team doesn't want to do it, you'll be better of listening to your teammates instead of going rogue." ~ Midwest Book Review
4/5 Stars I read this book in preparation for when my teen starts looking at colleges next year. I found it to be really helpful and informative. A lot has changed since I applied to college a couple of decades ago! I would recommend this book both to high schoolers looking at colleges and their parents in trying to figure out how to pay for it. ~ Pamela Johnson, NetGalley
I loved this book and how it provides information about applying to colleges in a language that my 17 yr old understood. I am thankful for the information. ~ April Siggal, NetGalley/Goodreads
Luke Arnce is attending Emory University on a full-ride scholarship, so he obviously knows something about getting into and earning a scholarship for one of the top universities in the U.S. He has written a book to share the wealth of his knowledge with aspiring scholars: The Scholarship Game: A No-Fluff Guide to Making College Affordable. Useful.... a good place to start. ~ Paul Mastin, Reading Glutton