Author Archives: Gabrielle McCormick

Gabrielle McCormick
Having earned well over $150,000 in scholarships to pay for her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, Gabrielle McCormick teaches students, parents, and education professionals from across the country about winning scholarships to pay for college. Between finishing her dissertation and watching the NFL and NBA, she runs Scholarship Informer in her efforts to make college affordable for anyone that wishes to attend.
Finding Scholarships Paying for College

Financial Aid: 20 Scholarship Questions You Should Be Asking

As the Chinese Proverb goes, “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” And you are not a fool, so has your financial aid and scholarships office answered these questions? Read More
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How to Determine the Best Scholarship Search Engines to Use

Are you struggling to determine which scholarship search engine you and your family should use? It’s a common concern because of the overwhelming amount of easy-to-find scholarship information online. Sites often quote each other, regurgitate government information, or provide short articles that don’t tell you how to do much of anything. Read More
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How to Stop Being Stressed About Scholarships

Some of you are feeling the heat. You have no choice but to make sure your family earns scholarships to pay for college, or student loans will be your only other option. If this sounds like you, keep reading. Read More
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Why the Scholarship Committee Hated Your Essay

Students often wonder why their scholarship essays don’t win. Half the time, committees won’t even let you know you haven’t won, let alone what you’ve done wrong. Read More
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Using Your Homework and Assignments for Scholarships

If you or your student is juggling various activities (working, clubs, practicing, volunteering, etc.), then I feel your pain. It’s rough because there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day. Everyone has challenging semesters, six-weeks, or quarters. But how do we balance those priorities with searching for scholarships? Read More
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