If you have a child or children in high school, then you are starting to feel the pressure of planning for college admissions. This is something my husband and I are in the midst of doing for our daughter. Believe me, the process can be daunting.
Our guests, Shaunté and SeKai Parker, join the Heels of Success podcast to discuss their experience with obtaining over $900,000 in college scholarships. Shaunte is a licensed real estate agent in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Her daughter, SeKai, has aspirations of becoming a doctor. During our conversation, Shaunté shares that parents need to start the process of looking for college scholarship opportunities when your student enters 9th grade. She jokingly stated that for her this process was like having a full-time job – from submitting applications to managing deadlines. A key is not only having a child who is a good student; but also, one who is highly engaged in student activities and community volunteerism. Listen in as Shaunté and Sekai expound upon their experience with high school and managing the college scholarship process.
Ms. Ashley Hill, CEO of College Prep Ready, a scholarship search strategist who is passionate about teaching incoming and current college students how to pay less for college. She is a big proponent of building, nurturing, and deepening relationships. This is what led to success in her corporate career. Her key money tips are:
As you prepare to send your daughters off to college maybe for the first time or she’s returning, I feel one of the best gifts a parent can give is financial advice to assist her as she navigates life independent of you. Here are four tips to financially prepare your daughter for life on her