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the scholarship crash course (june 2020)


With many colleges considering keeping student online in the fall, we could see some students and parents paying between $20K-$70K for Zoom classes.

Wouldn’t you like scholarships to cover that instead of coming out of pocket or student loans? If the answer is yes, keep reading.

If you’re here, maybe you’ve found yourself saying this…

“We don’t have the money to pay for college. Is it too late to win scholarships for the fall?

“We’ve lost our jobs due to COVID-19 and are trying to figure out how we’re going to afford everything.”

“We can’t find scholarships we qualify for! We’ve been looking online for months!”

“Our family makes too much money according to FAFSA, so we only qualified for student loans.”

“We haven’t been motivated or on top of the scholarship process with everything going on.”

“My son/daughter has applied for a few scholarships, but never heard anything back from the committee.”

“All of this is overwhelming and stressful. I feel like we’re behind and running out of time.

If you answered YES again…

you know how hard this can be alone, but it doesn’t have to be.

“Using your best practices and advice, my daughter executed and earned a paid summer internship valued at $6,000.”

Nicole, Parent of College Student

“So thank you Gabrielle for “lighting a fire under us” and giving me the information to help him in the right direction!!! I can’t tell you how many times I have recommended this program to people. Thank you again!!”

Alison, Parent of College Student

“Thank you! Claire just won a $1,000 artist development grant, and I was inspired to help her find two more scholarships written and submitted this week.”

Erica, Parent of High School Student

Our Students at a Glance


$500 to Full-Ride Scholarships

They’ve won anywhere from $500 to full-ride scholarships to attend the colleges of their dreams.


Division I to Division III

They attend small, rural or private colleges to large Division I universities and everything in between.


High School and College Students

They’re high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students.


All Majors, Minors, and Careers

They’re majoring in anything from zoology to accounting (and of course many others).

COVID-19 is changing the way students find and apply for scholarships. You need to make sure your family is prepared for Fall 2020. Will you be ahead or behind?

OPEN NOW: June 2020 Enrollment

The 5-Week Scholarship Crash COurse for families

Focus on What's Working Right Now

With the coronavirus causing an increase in scholarship competition, learn the strategies that are still getting students’ scholarship success.


Weekly Scholarship Accountability

Each week, you’ll receive activities to complete to ensure you’re moving closer towards finding and applying for quality scholarship applications.

Support and Guidance

Not sure how to do something or have questions? You’ll be able to receive specific guidance throughout the 5-week Scholarship Crash Course.

“Gabrielle, sharing some great news. Noelle received a full academic scholarship to [The] University of Virginia. We appreciate all your help in getting us there.”

Neil, Parent of a College Student

“If you want to learn how to win scholarships, you’re learning from the right person.” 

Robin, Parent of a High School Senior

“I got the $1,000 scholarship!!! Thank you! Couldn’t have done it without you!!!”

Maddie, College Student


Week 1: Creating a Coronavirus Scholarship Strategy/Realistic Goals

Create a coronavirus scholarship strategy and set realistic goals that keep you/your family accountable and committed over the summer application period.

Week 2: How to Stand Out in Your Summer Scholarship Applications

With increased competition, you’ll need to precisely understand what committees are looking for over the summer and into the fall.


Week 3: How to Find Quality Scholarships for Summer 2020

Not all scholarships make it into databases like Fastweb or Unigo. In Week 3, discover how to find your best-fit scholarships online (without using those popular, and competitive, sources).

Week 4: How to Write Winning Essays (Coronavirus Edition)

Everyone has a COVID-19 story/experience that committees are expecting to see from now on. Learn how to tell your story to connect with them instantly.

Week 5: Preparing for July Applications and Interviews

As changes continue to happen over the summer and scholarship committees practice social distancing, our last week is all about preparation.


Q&A at the End of Each Weekly Lesson with Gabrielle

Have questions? You’ll be able to ask your instructor about every piece of the scholarship process each week. Can’t make it live? Submit your questions ahead of that week’s class to be answered.

You want to remove the “guesswork” by knowing exactly what you should be working on, instead of wasting time searching through numerous websites, submitting essays with no results or responses, and remaining confused as to what a scholarship committee really wants.

Meet Your Lead Instructor, a Scholarship Winner

Gabrielle McCormick

Hi, I’m Gabrielle McCormick. I’ve spent the last several years of my life dedicated to figuring out how to win scholarships… and teaching everything I know to students and parents like you.

Today, after winning roughly $200,000 in scholarships to pay for my undergraduate and graduate degrees, I know that you can do the same. Are you ready to get started?


Step 1: Understand the Essay Editing Process

Why An Essay Editor is Important

A word of caution regarding using editors you know versus professionals.

Editors You Know


No Personal Scholarship Success

They’ve never won scholarships for their own college degree(s) or haven’t helped others achieve massive success.


Not Up-to-Date on Information

Most of the scholarship information that these individuals have is outdated. Even if they’ve won a scholarship before, some of the techniques and strategies they used are no longer effective or efficient with the current pandemic.


Fail to Provide Honest Critiques

People you know are often afraid of hurting your/your student’s feelings by providing an honest critique. They also oftentimes overlook grammatical and mechanical mistakes or content and structure issues that impact clarity.

Our Essay Editors


Scholarship Winners and Experts

High School Counselors, English teachers, and Financial Aid Offices tell us that our services are far more superior to what they can provide.


Current Scholarship Knowledge

Our team of editors are trained on current scholarship techniques. They undergo a rigorous scholarship editing education to ensure that all student essays are of the highest quality.


Thorough and Helpful Feedback

An honest critique from our team of editors won’t leave you/your student feeling defeated. Instead, you’ll learn and be able to submit a competitive essay that you’re proud of. 

What The Scholarship Crash Course + Editing Includes

Two Scholarship Essay Edits

Two (2) scholarship essay edits to be used after Week 4. Each essay can be up to 500 words with a turnaround time of 48 hours or two business days.

Essay Writing Check-Ins

Check-ins from our Scholarship Essay Editors to make sure you/your student isn’t stuck or experiencing writer’s block while writing.

Future Essay Creation Insight

Your Scholarship Essay Editor will be able to help you/your student create new scholarship essays from previously edited applications. This saves you time, but also keeps your applications competitive.

Personalized Essay Feedback

Feedback from your essay’s assigned Scholarship Essay Editor detailing areas of improvement to make your application more competitive.

Essay Editing Follow-Ups

Essay edit follow-ups keep you on track before you submit your application and answer any additional questions you have about your editor’s remarks.

Additional Aplication Assistance

Suggestions and ideas as you/your student work through other key pieces of the application to ensure it showcases you/your student as the committee’s ideal candidate.

Step 2: The Pay-What-You-Can Family Scholarship

Select the ENROLLMENT THAT’S Best for You

We understand that finances might be tight. So we’ve created a “Pay-What-You-Can”/COVID-19 Scholarship to cover your family’s enrollment. We only ask for a minimum price of $20.20 to cover a fraction of the expenses it takes to run a quality course for 5 weeks.

This course normally sells for over $147.00.

 Having accurate scholarship information would’ve made it easier to go through the long and frustrating process of finding and applying for scholarships. I would’ve been completely overwhelmed during the pandemic without help.

Frequently Asked Questions

How likely is it that I’ll win a scholarship by going through the course?

By law, we nor any other scholarship service/company can guarantee that you/your student will win a scholarship.

However, we can ensure that you’re equipped with all of the information that our experts have acquired over the years to help thousands of students and parents.

Is it really “Pay-What-You-Can”?

Yes! I know the coronavirus has financially impacted a lot of our community. We are doing our part to provide services at, hopefully, an affordable price for your current situation.

In complete transparency, we ask for a minimum of $20.20 to cover a fraction of the expenses it takes to run a course as in-depth and hands-on as this is over an entire month. It actually costs less to take our course than renting most college textbooks for a semester.

What’s the difference between your free courses and the Crash Course?

Our free courses are “do-it-yourself,” which leaves room for a lot of mistakes if you’re not careful. The Crash Course is “done-with-you,” so you’ll be able to take action on what I’m teaching and receive advice to adjust your strategy whenever you get stuck.

Who is the Scholarship Crash Course for?

The Scholarship Crash Course is for any student and their parents looking to find and apply for scholarships over the summer. Whether you’re just getting started, have been applying with little to no results, or have already won scholarships – you’ll learn the strategies and tips I’m using during the pandemic.

Can you break down the content of the Crash Course a little more? What exactly will I learn?

Sure. You’ll learn my step-by-step strategies for finding quality scholarships and submitting competitive applications in a “COVID-19 world”. It’ll remove the guesswork by teaching you specifically what you need to focus on right now.

What if I can’t make it to the live classes on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM CST in June?

While we recommend participants attend live, you’ll receive a recording of each class. Plus, if you know you’re going to miss a week, you’ll be able to submit your question(s) ahead of time for me to answer during that week’s session.

Will my entire family really have access to the course?

Yep. We want to ensure everyone in your family is on the same page. We’re one of the only organizations that offers scholarship courses that allow this level of access.

This sounds too good to be true! What’s the catch?

I want to make it a no-brainer for you, but more importantly – I’m committed to your scholarship success.

Now is not the time to drop the ball by trying to do this on your own.

Use Your Pay-What-You-Can Scholarship


Select the enrollment option best for your family.

Don’t end up behind at the end of the summer.

Let us show you exactly what to do.