Friday, January 21, 2011

College Goal Sunday and FAFSA Help

College Goal Sunday and FAFSA 2011-2012

College Goal Sunday is a program that occurs in all 50 states. . You will find financial aid professionals available to help you fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Free Student Aid).

Many colleges require you to fill out the FAFSA to determine aid, and many scholarships require the FAFSA as part of their application process.

Find out what you need to bring, what Sunday the event is occurring, and other information about College Goal Sunday here:

College Goal Sunday will occur on various Sundays throughout the United States. Here is a list of days in various states:

Also, on the national College Goal Sunday website are training resources and materials for people who want to volunteer to help on those days.

A 2011-2012 FAFSA line-by-line presentation will be available here after Jan. 24, 2011:

College Goal Sunday in Tennessee

College Goal Sunday in Tennessee happens on Sunday, Jan. 30, and Sunday, Feb. 13, from 2-4 pm.

College Goal Sunday occurs at various locations in Tennessee. To find out what you need to bring, locations around the state, and other information about College Goal Sunday:

Look for more FAFSA help and suggestions as we go along.

Are you going to attend College Goal Sunday? Leave your answer in the comments section.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Olive Garden Pasta Tales Essay Contest, Deadline: Jan 21, 2011

Olive Garden Pasta Tales Essay Contest, Deadline: Jan 21, 2011

I wanted to let you know that the Olive Garden is running a Pasta Tales Essay Contest. Top prize is a trip to New York City and a savings bond of $2500 at maturity.

The contest is open to all legal residents of the United States and Canada in grades 1-12. Twelve first-place prizes, one awarded in each grade category will be a savings bonds of $500 and a dinner for four at an Olive Garden Restaurant.

The Essay Topic will be “Describe how furthering your education beyond high school will help make your dreams come true.”

More information here:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mike Turner (ScholarshipMan), scholarship coaching sessions available

Almost every year, I teach a class for University School of Nashville’s Evening Classes ( ) about how to find money to go to college debt free.

The money raised goes to fund scholarships for students who are low income and want to attend USN.

This year, USN has asked me to give coaching sessions entitled Scholarship Man 1 to 1

Here is the class description: “Is it possible to emerge from a college education nearly or completely debt-free? For more than a decade MICHAEL TURNER has coached students, parents and adults how to find money to pay for college.

Michael will show you resources to find the most scholarship and internship money. If you wish, Michael can also show you how to identify careers that will be the most in demand.

Each hour-long one-to-one session will include a free copy of Michael's book *The S.E.C.R.E.T Method to Winning the Scholarship Game: 55 Secrets For Financing Your College Education at Little or No Cost,* and a personalized scholarship report. Age 16 and up. Read Michael's blog at “

If you are interested in this class or other classes, you can find it by clicking on Online Catalog on the left at .

If you wish to find my class, click on 900, and sign up for session 918-920.

Mike Turner,

My book:

P.S. There are several classes available, including those who are interested in writing, songwriting, cooking, or anything else under the sun.

They are having a Kickoff Event this Wed, Jan 12, at 7 pm, by offering this class, “Attention, Multi-Tasking, and Modern Technology,” taught by Dr. Marois at no cost: