I created the S.E.C.R.E.T. method—Selective Efforts Create Rapid Effects Tomorrow—to replace FEAR—False Expectations Appearing Real.
3. Follow successful methods created by others.
You do not have to reinvent the wheel. I recommend three books by people who have
a) received money well over $80,000
b) developed a system that we can follow easily
Ben Kaplan, author of "How to Go to College Almost For Free", 2nd ed., ISBN #0-06-093765-3. You want the 2nd edition of this book. Kaplan received more than $90,000 in merit scholarships to go to Harvard. His web site is at http://www.scholarshipcoach.com/.
Marianne Ragins in her senior year of high school received more than $400,000 in scholarship money. Her book is "Winning Scholarships for College", Third Edition: An Insider’s Guide, ISBN # 0805075216 and her web site is http://www.scholarshipworkshop.com/.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe received more than $100,000 merit-based scholarships and graduated from Harvard debt-free. They are the authors of many books. One recent book by these authors is "Get Free Cash for College", 3rd edition, ISBN # 1932662022. Their web site is http://www.supercollege.com/; this web site also includes a search for scholarships engine.
I noticed that Gen and Kelly Tanabe have a SuperCollege.com Scholarship. Here are the details: http://www.supercollege.com/central.cfm?area=13&cart=1