Of the 3 buckets of college money – Need based, Merit based and Private Scholarships – the one most overlooked is Private Scholarships. For good reason – not many people know where to begin, it is tedious and it can be difficult to motivate your student to do the work.

As part of becoming a client of our firm, you are entitled to receive our Private Scholarship Program, written by Ben Kaplan.

Ben Kaplan is the best-selling author of ‘How to Go to College Almost for Free’ It is based on his experiences in winning two dozen scholarships worth $90,000 enough to cover virtually the entire cost of his Harvard degree. Since launching the book in 1999, he has saved tens of thousands of families half a billion dollars in college costs. Kaplan was named the “Top Student Leader in America” by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Private Scholarships are a viable source of money for college. It is not easy, but can be worthwhile.