Lorraine SantaLucia’s desire to go to college while not burdening her disabled single mother inspired her to form Scholarship Sharing, which started as a Facebook page that evolved into an award-winning student organization and then into a nonprofit. Since then Lorraine has developed a website and database, and she has been invited to speak at scholarship fairs, webinars, and events across Virginia. Prior to that, she earned $40,000 in scholarships from nineteen foundations toward her number of degrees, which include a bachelor’s degree in communications (with minors in business and Spanish) from Virginia Commonwealth University, a graduate nonprofit management certification, and a certification in Spanish translation and interpretation. Lorraine is currently completing her master’s degree in college student development and counseling at Old Dominion University. All of these degrees have been achieved without incurring debt.
Demystifying Finding Aid for Higher Education
Let’s face it: college is expensive. Finding scholarships is easily one of the hardest things for families as they prepare for higher education endeavors. Scholarship Sharing will be presenting on how to help students of all ages find college aid resources and navigate the process. Presenter Lorraine SantaLucia will teach students the methods of winning scholarships and financial aid that she personally used to graduate debt free with three college degrees! Learn about how to find, apply for, and—most importantly—how to win scholarships! This presentation will inundate you with information on tips for paying for a higher education, with specific information for homeschool students. Both parents and students are encouraged to attend.