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Books and Publications

As a highly successful scholarship winner who had to navigate the process of finding and winning scholarships without a lot of help, Marianne Ragins understands how tough it can be to apply to colleges, apply for scholarships and even to succeed in college once you’re there. To help students, parents, counselors, educators and student focused organizations, Marianne has published a variety of books and resources on scholarships to help demystify the process and make it easier for students to be successful in the college scholarship search process by providing scholarship search help.

Workshops and Presentations

Marianne offers many workshops and presentations. You can schedule a live presentation for your group or attend individually, live or online. Her most popular presentations are:

Keynote Presentations

  • Power Charge Your Future – Best Ways to Use Social Media to Help NOT Hurt
  • Get the 411 on Scholarships! – Keys To College Money Success from a $400,000 Scholarship Winner
  • Stand Out Scholarship & College Entrance Essays Made Easy

 Workshops and Boot Camps

  •  The Scholarship Workshop Presentation
  • The Scholarship Workshop Boot Camp
  • The Scholarship & College Essay Writing Boot Camp

Virtual Presentations

  • The Online Scholarship Class for High School Students and Their Parents
  • The Scholarship Workshop Virtual Boot Camp
  • The Scholarship & College Essay Writing Online Boot Camp 


Visit our bookstore and resource center today. Or if you’re interested in scheduling a presentation for your group, let us know.

Scholarship Information Resources

Information Resource

Scholarship Information

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In her high school senior year, Marianne Ragins won over $400,000 in scholarships for college. As perhaps the first student ever to amass nearly half a million dollars in scholarship money, she has been featured in many publications including USA Today, People, Newsweek, Money, Essence and on the cover of Parade. She has also made hundreds of radio and television appearances on shows such as “Good Morning America,” “The Home Show,” and the “Mike & Maty Show.”

Ragins is the author of the highly successful Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider’s Guide, College Survival & Success Skills 101, and other publications. She is the president of The Scholarship Workshop and sponsor of the Leading the Future II and Ragins Braswell National Scholarships. Ragins is an experienced motivational speaker and lecturer who has traveled nationally and internationally conducting The Scholarship Workshop presentation and giving other motivational seminars and speeches.

Marianne graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Florida A&M University and received an MBA from George Washington University. Both her degrees were entirely funded by scholarships and other free aid. Marianne is originally from Macon, Georgia and currently resides northern Virginia.