Scholarship Class for High School Students and Parents

During The Scholarship Class for High School Students and Their Parents, we discuss:

  • Invaluable resources for uncovering scholarship opportunities
  • Easy-to-follow guidelines for writing winning, personal essays with actual examples from Ragins’ scholarship quest
  • Helpful tips on using the Internet to research scholarship sources
  • An inside look at how to get the best recommendations
  • Useful tips for standing out in a crowd of scholarship applicants

Class Descriptions

Web-Based Class – The Scholarship Class for High School Students & Their Parents

The web-based class adds the extra element of being able to follow along in this class by viewing actual examples such as web sites, scholarship search engines, essay writing samples, winning application packages, local scholarship research techniques, recommendations, and much more. For nearly 20 years, much of this information has been taught by Marianne Ragins to students and parents throughout the country in the popular and highly informative 3-hour interactive Scholarship Workshop presentation. The web-based class uses the telephone and the course materials. You must also have a computer and Internet access to join. It is a 90-minute class that allows you to see and interactively participate in the class.

Class Requirements

For the web-based class you must also have a computer with an Internet connection (at least a 56K modem, cable modem, DSL, or High Speed Internet Broadband Access), Internet Explorer or another compatible browser, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Special Note for WEB-BASED CLASS – If you have a 56K modem only and DO NOT have a cable modem, DSL, or Broadband access to the Internet, you MUST have two phone lines (one for accessing the Internet and viewing the presentation using your 56K modem, and one for calling in to listen to the instructor, Marianne Ragins). We recommend high speed Internet access.

How to Register

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Class Price

Web-Based Class – The Scholarship Class for High School Students & Their Parents

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Course instructions and the web-based class site address will be sent approximately one week before the scheduled class time. This class is open to U. S. based students only. You must give a valid e-mail address when registering for a class. It will be used for sending class instructions and announcements.


The Scholarship Class for High School Students & Their Parents (Virtual)

CLASS DATE: September 10, 2024

Class Time: 8:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. EST

Payment for course materials and registration fees is non-refundable unless class is full.


In her senior year of high school, Marianne 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 in northern Virginia.