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Sunday, October 13, 2013

CBS News Reporter Debunks Myth of FastWeb Scholarship Search Services, and other prime Scholarship Search Services

CBS News Reporter Debunks Myth of FastWeb Scholarship Search Services, and other prime Scholarship Search Services

On October 8th, 2013, a CBS News Money Watch reporter wrote an article entitled Do college scholarship search engines work?. The article was rather interesting, informative, and somewhat hypocritical. The author emphasized that the most popular way for moms, students, college grads, and women to search for private college scholarships is to turn to scholarship search engines.

The article claims that Fastweb fared the worst in a survey that included at least four other major scholarship search services, including Scholarships.com, the College Board, Cappex and Zinch. According to the article, the FastWeb Service service generated zero promising matches for users, and repeatedly threw ads towards users in virtually every step from registration to login before a single scholarship appeared!

Ironically, on September 25th, 2013, an article called Is The Scholly Scholarship App a Scam? A Professional Review, Analysis, and Opinion of The Scholly Scholarship App was written for the Scholarship Blog by reporter Ron Thomas. The article discussed the flaws and limitations of The Scholly Scholarship App while also noting the fact that the same scholarship app was being praised by virtually every single member and representative of the main-stream media. For example, U.S.A. Today Reporter Julia Craven never challenged a single questionable claim by the creators of the Scholly Scholarship App. She failed to offer the readers of U.S.A. Today any information that could have helped students, moms, and women decide if the Scholly Scholarship App was worth the .99 cents download fee, and other assorted fees.

Another Airhead reporter, Dana Dean, with KSDK News Channel 5 in St. Louis, MO, scripted a video review of the Scholly Scholarship App that was so inferior as to question her legitimacy as a reporter,a videographer, technician, and question what extra-activities she may have done to get her job. My perspective of the so-called 'video review' by Dana Dean was that it was nothing more than a crude infomercial specifically crafted to induce parents, moms, women, and students to waste .99 cents for a service that can be obtained for absolutely free by visiting virtually any page of the National Academy of American Scholars website. As an example of her inferior reporting skills, Dana Dean never mentioned a single alternative to The Scholly Scholarship App.

20-Year Learning Curve of Lynn O'Shaughnessy on Scholarships Search Services

The author of the article Do college scholarship search engines work? appears to be Lynn O'Shaughnessy. After 20 years, she is finally learning something that has already been reported by NAAS-NEWS, and others. It took the N.Y. Attorney General 10 years to piece together the complex involvment of colleges,universities, and loan company members of the National Association of Student Financial-Aid Administrators(NASFAA, who boasted in 1996 that it was the exclusive sponsor of FinAid.org) and why Mark Kantrowitz was such an ardent supporter of the College Fraud Scholarship Prevention Act; an Act that served no purpose other than to inflate tuition for thousands of students attending NASFAA-member schools, and which conveniently shifted attention away from the student-loan advertisers who were prominently being fed student data from many of the websites of these scholarship search service companies, including the Fastweb website!

Hello Lynn O'Shaughnessy. This is your hero, media pet, and so-called Financial-Aid Expert. The same so-called 'Financial-Aid Expert' who criticized lottery-style scholarships in the 1990s, accepted advertisements from student loan companies that were later indicted or complained of by the N.Y. Attorney General, and who would in 2013 accept a lucrative executive position with the precise type of company that he blamed for alleged scholarship fraud excesses. The same so-called 'Financial-Aid Expert' who scripted, wrote, and designed the Fastweb database that you now (in October 2013) hypocritically conclude fared so poorly. Did Kantrowitz kick you out of bed?

Use of Teenagers as Researchers to test Scholarship Search Services

To find out, Money magazine recruited teenagers to try out the nation's leading scholarship search sites. The results? Mediocre at best. Fastweb fared the worst. According to the magazine, the service generated zero "promising" matches for users, while also pelting users with ads.

According to the CBS Money Magazine report, none of the scholarship searches performed as advertised. The best perfoming of the four scholarship search services had only a 20% success rate at matching students with scholarships that they were eligible for. Advertisers who paid money for student data had a 100% success rate. At an estimated $15 to $18 per referral, and use of student records, Kantrowitz/Fastweb has been racking up a fortune and is being helped by corrupt members of the main-stream media who quote his every statement.

Credibility of Mark Kantrowitz as a Financial-Aid Expert, the role of NASFAA in Scholarship Searches, and how the main-stream media deceived the Public

This Publisher has not located a single record whatsoever that Mark Kantrowitz has ever taken a single state-sanctioned course or exam certifying his alleged financial-aid expertise, and neither is this Publisher aware of a single federal or state or Supreme Court judicial record of a Judge certifying Mark Kantrowitz as a 'Financial-Aid Expert'. Morevover, his own resume posted online in 1994 lacks any employment record of him serving as a financial-aid administrator, financial-aid consultant, scholarship administrator, or even scholarship sponsor. Indeed, the only visible record of Mark Kantrowitz with the subject of financial-aid, is his promotion of the Fastweb/FinAid.org websites, and authorship of books that promote such websites. There is a vast legal gap between Promoter and Expert that airhead reporters apparently don't understand.

The study by CBS News on the ineffectiveness of Fastweb is no surprise, but does invite a further review of the controversial role of NASFAA, the main-stream media, and the legitimacy of Mark Kantrowitz as a Financial-aid Expert. Eric Snowden may have exposed Verizon as a complicit partner in government spying of Americans, but he had information also on the role of the main-stream U.S. media deceiving Americans. [*See table below]

Why is Mark Kantrowitz referring to himself as a Financial-Aid Expert in books, and the media when his primary financial-aid product is flawed, and he has no legal certification as an expert? Have you ever wondered why so many main-stream media representatives have praised and endorsed Mark Kantrowitz as an expert in Financial-Aid or the FastWeb scholarship search service as the most promising scholarship search service? The recent study by CNS News deflates the myth of FastWeb and casts doubts on the reputation of those persons whom have praised Mark Kantrowitz/FastWeb.

Consider these outrageous, flawed, deceptive, and potentially fraudulent endorsements by the main-stream media of Mark Kantrowitz and/or his seemingly alter-ego entity FastWeb scholarship search service.

*Misleading and/or Deceptive Endorsements by
Mainstream Media Representatives of Fastweb/Kantrowitz
"Mark has an encyclopedic knowledge of college financing that I have valued for years. In this book he delivers clear advice on exactly what you need to do (and not do!) to increase your odds of landing a scholarship; from how to find scholarships that can be a good match, to how to nail the interview with the scholarship committee. Mark's ready to help you lower your college costs. What are you waiting for?" --wrote Suze Orman, wrote as a foreword to the Secrets to Winning a Scholarship book by Mark Kantrowitz in or about 2011.
"Secrets to Winning a Scholarship provides practical, clear and concise advice about how to find and win scholarships and fellowships. Brought to you by Fastweb, the leading free scholarship matching service."----wrote Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, in or about 2011
Mark Kantrowitz, the foremost expert on student financial aid and Publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.org, has just released Secrets to Winning a Scholarship, a book that is certain to be a worthwhile investment. --Farnoosh Torabi, Credit.com
Secrets to Winning a Scholarship pulls together valuable strategies developed by Mr. Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized expert in financial aid. --Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Winning private college scholarships can certainly help make college more affordable. A handy resource to turn to is a book, Secrets to Winning a Scholarship, by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb. --Lynn O'Shaughnessy, US News & World Report

Birth and Creation of FastWeb: Use of Tax-Exempt Sponsorship for Private Gain

According to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Corporations, FinAid Page Inc., only became a legal entity as of July 2,1996, and yet a President of a Better Business Bureau chapter was quoting him PRIOR to his business even being official and incorporated! Not only that, so-called 'Financial-Aid Expert' Mark Kantrowitz was publishing his non-sense financial-aid theories on perfectly valid and legitimate scholarship procedures that had preceded his own birth as well as the existence of his FinAid Page.

On July 9, 1996, barely a week into the official incorporation of FinAid Page, Mark Kantrowitz "announced an agreement under which the National Association of Student Financial-Aid Administrators (a/k/a/ NASFAA, a 501 (3)(c) non-profit organization) will be the exclusive sponsor of his for-profit FinAid Page, Inc, for at least the next two years." Over 90% of all U.S. colleges, and universities, are members of NASFAA, as well as the biggest student loan lenders. At the time, NASFAA had a contract with the U.S. Dept. of Education, as part of its relationship with thousands of colleges and universities.

With the sponsorship of NASFAA,colleges, universities, and the main-stream media flocked to Mark Kantrowitz and FastWeb/FinAid like flies are attracted to human fecal matter. Like attractive blondes flock to the highest earners. No matter how outrageous and communist-sounding his theories were (e.g., "you should never pay money to get money"), airhead reporters of the main-stream media of the U.S. quoted this guy as if they were on a singular mission to deceive the U.S. public or as if he was the only qualified source on the subject of financial-aid.

The public record suggests that NASFAA (in violation of direct and/or explicit I.R.S. rules) used its federal tax exempt status to benefit a private for-profit business, and the end result greatly expanded the reach, revenue, and influence of FastWeb, FinAid Page, and provided credibility to the argument of Mark Kantrowitz as a 'Financial-Aid Expert.' Did Mark Kantrowitz pay federal tax on this benefit, and did NASFAA record this item as an expense?

In other words, and to put it in very simple terms: NASFAA used or allowed its federal I.R.S. tax-exempt status to sponsor and beneift a for-profit entity. All the while, the FTC looked the other way. This explains why the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (which was sponsored by NASFAA, the FTC, and Kantrowitz) was so lop-sided against scholarship organizations targeted by Kantrowitz while legislation that addressed student-loan fraud was 100% absent. Hello main-stream media? Do you hear me now?

If that is not government fraud, then WTF is! Neither CNN, Bloomberg News, the N.Y. Times, Yahoo!, The Chronicles of Higher Education, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and all the other main-stream media publications never inquiried as to why NASFAA would sponsor a for-profit corporation that barely existed just weeks ago.

On e theory is that NASFAA was recruited or induced by the U.S. Dept. of Education to label and promote Mark Kantrowitz as a 'Financial-Aid Expert' to create profits for the student-loan industry that were later taxed by the U.S. Government.

Despite these massive holes in his credibility, the acknowledgement by the FTC in a September 5, 1996, news conference that Mark Kantrowitz was a government informant, U.S. main-stream media continued to feed to American college students, high-school students, guidance counselors at high-schools, the flawed and deceptive notion of Mark Kantrowitz being a 'Financial-Aid Expert' and that FastWeb was the best scholarship search service in the entire U.S.A., if not the world.

Filing of Lawsuits Against Reporters and Commentators for Deceptive Reviews Praising Flawed Scholarship Search Products

Students, parents, moms, and women should not put up with flawed, deceptive, and deliberate schemes by the main-stream media to promote suspicious scholarship products and/or services, as well as steer consumers toward favored government picks/informants.

If after reading reviews published by the likes of Suze Orman,Farnoosh Torabi, U.S.A. Today Reporter Julia Craven, Dana Dean, Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, you felt encouraged to purchase the scholarship product they deceptively promoted then you should consider legal action against both the commentator and his/her employer. A skilled attorney can make a convincing argument that these persons sought to deprive you of honest information or that their implied endorsements were negligent, omitted material facts, and caused you financial damages.

Summary CBS News Review of Scholarships Search Services

In an August 19th, 2013, column, another dim-witted member of the main-stream media, Marciene Mattleman of PHILADELPHIA (CBS), claimed that Mark Kantrowitz says "he knows everything about financing college." Hello Marciene: Eric Snowden claims he knows everything about protecting U.S. government secrets. You might want to ask Mr. Kantrowitz/FastWeb to explain his tax reporting of his relationship to NASFAA, and how a tax-exempt organization can legally sponsor a for-profit corporation? Unfortunately, I could not locate a single I.R.S. rule that allowed such a spsonsorship.

CBS News Review of Scholarships Search Services is a legitimate review and rebuke of the claim that Fastweb is the best website to search for scholarships, grants, and financial-aid. The best perfoming of the four scholarship search services had only a 20% success rate at matching students with scholarships that they were eligible for. What this means is that the time, effort, and expense of using scholarship search services like Scholarships.com, the College Board, Cappex, Zinch, and FastWeb may not be worth it. In a nutshell, these scholarship search companies fared so bad, that few students even benefitted.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Best State-by-State Scholarship Searches

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When looking for scholarship searches, there is no better place than to start your scholarship searches with a proven leader. Unlike certain scholarship search services, our State-By-State Scholarship Searches are entirely free! Yes, our state-by-state Scholarship Searches are entirely free!! We mean what we say. Free!

Ok. So your asking us again "What do you mean by free"? Do I have to pay a fee to use your state-by-state scholarship searches? Do I have to create a user account to use your state-by-state scholarship searches? Do I have to join your Scholarship Club to use your scholarship searches? Do I have to do all the mess I am required to do with other scholarship searches to use your free state-by-state scholarship searches? The answers to all of your questions regarding our state-by-state scholarship searches are ALL no!

We do charge a fee for our State-by-State Scholarship Searches. Users do not have to create a login account to use our free State-by-State Scholarship Searches. Users do not have to join our Scholarship Club to use our free State-by-State Scholarship Searches. Users do not have to do all the mess required with scholarships.com or fastweb to use our state-by-state scholarship searches. All users have to do is point their browser to our state-by-state scholarship searches web link. Unlike many other scholarship-search based services, our State-by-State Scholarship Search Directory is an optimal scholarship search tool for students, moms, women, and single mothers that are seeking information about scholarships, grants, financial-aid, tuition assistance.

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We consider our State-by-State Scholarship searches to be the best because we list over $1 billion of searchable scholarships, grants, and financial-aid. You simply have to search for what you want or browse each category of our state-by-state scholarship searches. We include scholarships, grants, and financial-aid, as well as information and scholarship links to state scholarship agencies and federal grant agencies. In fact, our State-by-State Scholarship Searches also includes resourceful information about the latest government grants, scholarship search services, scholarship reviews, as well information relating to scholarships for women, single moms, mothers, and adult students seeking important information concerning scholarship, grants, or financial-aid.

Best State-by-State Scholarship SearchesMoms, Women, and Students Encouraged to Use our State-by-State Scholarship Searches

We encourage Moms, Women, and Students to browse our State-by-State Scholarship Searches for up-to-date, and ever-changing information and scholarship resources that we feature. Regardless of what state you live, we have valuable scholarships, grants, and financial-aid information regarding your state or demographic location.

Free Link Exchange for Scholarship Sponsors in our State-by-State Scholarship Searches Directory

To insure that our State-by-State Scholarship Searches contain a wide resource of useful and valuable scholarships, grants, and financial-aid information, we encourage scholarship sponsors, scholarship organizations, financial-aid consultants, to include their various scholarships, grants, and financial-aid in our State-by-State Scholarship Searches for free; all it takes is a reciprocal scholarship link. The costs is entirely free as long as you provide a verifed reciprocal hyperlink.

For a continuation of this article, please review these dynmaic scholarschip searches links that discuss in detail who to conduct scholarship searches, as well as information about our own State-by-State Scholarship Searches directory directory that details the features and benefits of our Srate-by-State Scholarship Searches:
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Misleading Financial-Aid: Part I

Misleading Financial-Aid, Scholarship Points, and Mark Kantrowitz: Part I

An Internet source reports that the self-styled Financial-Aid Expert Mark Kantrowitz will be joining the Scholarship Points team. Amazing! Incredible! On April 9th, 2013, the company that owns Scholarship Points announced that Mark Kantrowitz will be joining the team as Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Edvisors Network. In this role, Kantrowitz will apparently be responsible for the expansion of quality content across the Edvisors network. Scholarship Points also announced that the self-styled Financial-Aid Expert Mark Kantrowitz will also continue to serve as a "thought leader within the financial aid community."

Scholarship Points claims that "with more than two decades of experience in financial aid, scholarships and student loans, Kantrowitz is an invaluable resource to those seeking information on higher education." This sort of statement is not surprising from a company that operates lottery-style financial-aid programs for students. The marriage of the controversial self-proclaimed "Financial-Aid" Expert Mark Kantrowitz, and the social-gaming scholarship points generator Scholarship Points is certainly an odd couple, and reveals the true character of Mark Kantrowitz.

“We are thrilled to have Mark Kantrowitz join the Edvisors team,” said Joe Kakaty, CEO of Edvisors. “I am extremely pleased to join the Edvisors team,” said Mark Kantrowitz. In 1995, and during the United State's governments' widely advertised "Scholar$$Scam" campaign, the same Mark Kantrowitz criticized hundreds of legitimate scholarship sponsors, including respected organizations like National Academy of American Scholars, and National Merit Scholarship programs, as running a "lottery-style" scholarship. According to Mark Kantrowitz, who was nothing more than a student living in the Squirrel Hill apartments just outside of the main Carnegie Mellon University campus, programs that had been established, licensed, and respected for decades were now "scams" based solely upon his deformed reasoning. For example, The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955 and has always assessed an application fee. For example, National Academy of American Scholars required scholarship applicants to:

  1. Submit an actual written scholarship application;
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation for a scholarship;
  3. Submit three character references for your scholarship;
  4. Be subject to at least two interviews for a scholarship award;
  5. Etc.

I know of no lottery in the entire world that requires a lottery-applicant to be subject to these type of detailed extensive standards. However, according to the mainstream media's "Financial-Aid Expert", all of us apparently dumb Americans who cannot think for ourselves, and who are not allowed to question or critic the mainstream media's "Financial-Aid Expert", we must accept each and every statement made by this alleged "Financial-Aid" expert. We are not allowed to question any remark, theory, or any statement made by Mark Kantrowitz because the main-stream media has anointed Mark Kantrowitz (bald, homely, and uninspiring, as he may be), as America's unquestioned "Financial-Aid" expert. The picture posted above was taken in the mid 1990s. Since that time Mark Kantrowitz has lost a significant amount of hair.

Mark Kantrowitz: Skilled Self-Promotion Financial-Aid Artist

In 1988, the same year National Academy of American Scholars was founded by the academic superior to Mark Kantrowitz, Kantrowitz was still toiling for the MIT campus newspaper. America's "Financial-Aid Expert" was not even in the financial-aid industry when National Academy of American Scholars and many other scholarship sponsors were founded. Nonetheless, the main-stream medias' so-called "Financial-Aid Expert" seemingly claimed to know EVERYTHING about the whole financial-aid industry in 1995. Legal counsel I have spoken to concerning Mark Kantrowitz refer to him as nothing more than a clever "Financial-Aid" self-promotion artist. I know of no state-certification tests or government exams administered by any government authority that proclaims him to be a "Financial-Aid Expert." I know of no brokerage exams administered by the New York stock exchange, or the NASDAQ stock exchange stock markets, or from his friends at the U.S. Department of Education that Mark Kantrowitz has passed that officially certify him to be a "Financial-Aid" expert. I know of no judicial proceedings in which a court admnistrator has certified Mark Kantrowitz as a "Financial-Aid Expert". Heck, I even inquried at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and they have no records of Mark Kantrowitz as graduating as a "Financial-Aid" expert. In reality, I agree with the legal assessment that Mark Kantrowitz is nothing more than a skilled and cunning self-promotion "Financial-Aid" artist. Plain and simple. I further agree that the main-stream media's constant referral of Mark Kantrowitz as a "Financial-Aid Expert" is simply further evidence that the main-stream cannot be trusted. Mr. Kantrowitz has used his association with placed government sources and others to generate huge personal profits while deceptively promoting himself to be a "Financial-Aid" expert.

Information and public reports suggests that Kantrowitz has routinely twisted, tweaked, and re-fashioned his principles and theories to suit his competitor target(s) of "Financial-Aid." For example, if his target was in California, Kantrowitz would announce that scholarship sponsors in "California" could not e trusted. If his same target moved to "Nevada" then Kantrowitz would alter his script and announce that scholarship sponsors in "Nevada" could not be trusted. If his same target then moved to "Texas", then he would re-fashion his moving script to match the location of his financial-aid target.

Despite his comedy of "financial-aid" reviews, his extensive flaws, his numerous contradictions, and his lack of legitimate credentials as an actual "Financial-Expert", educated and intelligent Americans are being asked to support the main-stream media's false contention that Mark Kantrowitz is a legitimate "Financial-Aid" expert.

The N.Y. York Times or Bloomberg won't make that statement or question the credentials of their "Financial-Aid" expert. Neither will you find meaningful, objective, fair, high-standards, and accurate reporting in any of those publications.

In fact, Scholarship Points conceded in legal papers that its scholarship points system should be compared to social-gaming. Scholarship Points is the organization that operates a "lottery-style" scholarship points system that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office concluded was little more than a social-gaming system of scholarship points. Thus, the United States Patent and Trademark Office correctly and properly denied the trademark application of Scholarship Points by the Scholarship Points company, Edvisors.

Hush!! Don't believe what the the United States Patent and Trademark Office says or does because they are not the personal flunky of Mark Kantrowitz like the N.Y. Times, Bloomberg, and the other media companies detailed below. Many of these main-stream media companies incorrectly reported the arrest of the Boston Marathon murder suspects. If these same main-stream media companies cannot even report accurately as to whether or not a brazen murder suspect is even in police custody then don't expect educated and intelligent Americans, moms, mothers, and women, to believe they are accurate in describing Mark Kantrowitz as a glorified, holy, "Financial-Aid" expert.

"Financial-Aid Expert" Mark Kantrowitz, O.J. Simpson Prosecutor Marcia Clark, and Scholarship Points.

The employment of Mark Kantrowitz with a company like Scholarship Points presents an opportunity to again reassess the credibility, integrity, and character of self-proclaimed "Financial-Aid" expert Mark Kantrowitz. Do you remember the prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial? Marcia Clark was hired to be a District Attorney by the county of Los Angeles. She appeared to be so tough as a prosecutor, so careful in her deliberations, so "judicial" and so "lawyer-like". However, when TV cameras began to roll, Marcia appeared to put in more effort for her mascara and make-up than her legal analysis. She wore her finest jewelry, her best dress shoes, and she made sure she smelled like a woman rather than a prosecutor.

Despite the verdict, Marcia did not even think to re-tool her prosecutorial skills to avoid another similar defeat in the future. No. No! When the O.J. Simpson trial ended, and when T.V. producers came calling with a seven-figure annual salary, Marcia Rachel Clark revealed that she is little different than the typical street-walking female prostitutes that Los Angeles County prosecutors prosecute on West Hollywood Boulevard. Yeah. The only difference is the title and the amount of the pay-off. Even as a prosecutor, Marcia Clark always had a price she was willing to accept: nobody met the price until high-rolling T.V. producers (i.e., media Johns) came calling. A true prosecutor is not persuaded when the TV cameras roll, and a true prosecutor will flatly reject each and every offer of the type presented to Marcia Clark.

Like Marcia Clark, Mark Kantrowitz apparently cannot resist the sums offered by Scholarship Points. For a price, prosecutor Marcia Clark was bought just like any typical prostitute strolling the avenues of West Hollywood and Vine. For a price, Mark Kantrowitz (the same person who presented a fiery speech before the U.S. Senate denouncing "lottery-style" scholarships) has demonstrated that he also has a price tag. So-called "Financial-Aid Expert" Mark Kantrowitz owes his financial-aid readers, and the public, an explanation of the financial details of his new arrangement with Scholarship Points, and why he has apparently switched his ethics.

What financial-aid dollars will Scholarship Points be paying to the so-called Financial-aid expert? Why is so-called "Financial-Aid Expert" Mark Kantrowitz now deciding to accept a salary from a "lottery-style" Scholarship sponsor when in fact there are detailed and extensive quotes from the same so-called "Financial-Aid" expert Mark Kantrowitz in the 1990s that denounce such companies? "Financial-Aid" expert Mark Kantrowitz claimed that companies that operate like Scholarship Points were "scams." Scholarshps sponsored by Scholarship Points require NO WRITTEN ESSAY; NO WRITTEN LETTER OF RECOMMENDATATION; and, NO REFERRAL LETTERS. Either Mark deliberately Kantrowitz lied in 1995 and 1996, or he really believed his own statements and is now simply selling out his ethics to the highest bidder. Perhaps a more accurate statement from Mark Kantrowitz should be: "The company is not a scam as long as Mark Kantrowitz gets paid."

Personally, I have never met either Marcia Clark, or the media's "Financial-Aid" expert Mark Kantrowitz. I have no desire to meet either of them just as I have no desire to associate with prostitutes or persons who lack strict standards of ethics and integrity.

Money can buy any prostitute, but money can't buy a man or woman with true integrity and principles.

Understandably, my comments may not be welcome by everyone. However, I do not feel that I need to apologize for my personal high standards or for pointing out the facts. Scholarship Points hired Mark Kantrowitz, and now the company must accept his past baggage of denouncing the precise business model of his new employer.

Now that Scholarship Points has linked itself to the hip, and groin, of so-called "Financial-Aid" expert Mark Kantrowitz, it is only fair to re-educate the public to the past statements made by Mark Kantrowitz regarding companies that operate so-called "lottery-style" scholarships like Scholarship Points; an opinion even agreed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Naturally, we should not expect that a single main-stream media publication will report on their so-called "Financial-Aid" expert Mark Kantrowitz. The main-stream media is generally either inaccurate and/or deliberately misleading. Check-mate main-stream media! That's your so-called "Financial-Aid" expert.

In my next report, Part II, I will discuss Scholarship Points in a fashion that also highlights the history of FastWeb, Mark Kantrowitz, and FinAid, and how these entities and persons are inter-related in the Financial-Aid industry. I will discuss those facts in Part II, as well as the relationship of Mark Kantrowitz to advertisers that were later implicated in the student loan scandal, as well as the hype statements made by Financial-Aid artist Mark Kantrowitz that led to the passage of one of the worst, most wasteful, and the least effective pieces of government legislation in U.S. history. I will also discuss how the Kantrowitz-promoted legislation arguably led to the student-loan scandal, and higher college tuition for millions of college students. Stay tuned.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

High-Paying Alabama College Scholarships

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High-Paying Alabama College Scholarships
No Football Experience Required

Do high-paying Alabama college scholarships really exist? Sure, they do. However, you probably won't find them in scholarship search services like Scholarships.Com, FastWeb, College Prowler, because these search services practice a form of mother-knows-all censorship. The best Alabama College Scholarships, and the most high-paying Alabama College Scholarships are least likely to appear in any scholarship search service that has even a hint of a censorship past or record of scholarship censorship. Before you ask the leading question: Is this only for football players? No! We are not requiring any Alabama scholarship candidate to match the physical prowess of eighth-grade football stand-out Dylan Moses.

Moms, mothers, and students interested in high-paying Alabama College Scholarships simply need to know where to look for such Alabama Scholarships. Hint: you don't need to provide a username, password, or even divulge your personal details. Most likely, you will not be contacted or recruited by Alabama football Coach Nick Saban. Sorry moms and mothers seeking scholarships, but Coach Saban simply is not interested in recruiting great moms, mothers, or women as footbal players.

If you are an Alabama resident, or person interested in attending an Alabmaa college, or university, then your search for high-paying Alabama scholarships should begin with NAAS.ORG. All Alabama college scholarship searches on the NAAS.ORG website, for example, are free. College Scholarship Searches on Google-plus are also free. Either way, if you look at the right sources and connect with scholarship sponsor with a history of delivering high-paying Alabama college scholarships that are renewable then your odds of winning a high-paying Alabama College scholarship should theoretically, and in all practicality increase. The odds are in your favor.

Investors and Sponsors Fund High-Paying Alabama College Scholarships

If Alabama is the state where you want to dance in, play in, develop a love affair in, go to school in, and study in Alabama, then we have high-paying Alabama College Scholarships that may be of interest to you. What do we mean by high-paying Alabama College Scholarships? We consider a Alabama College Scholarship that has a market value of $100,000 over 4 years, equally paid in $25,000 a year installments, a relatively High-Paying Alabama College Scholarship. Certainly, you are not going to earn that sum working at your local Walmart, or 7-11, or Mcdonalds as a teenage or mom weekend helper. National Academy of American Scholars uses a network of scholarship investors, and scholarship sponsors to ensure that over $1 million worth of scholarships, grants, and financial-aid is made availble to eligible students seeking high-paying Alabama College Scholarships.

High-Paying Alabama Scholarship Offer to Dylan Moses

Dylan Moses is a physical specimen of great athletic potential. I have not met him, but his high-light football videos are fascinating. Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban reportedly offered the young man a full-tuition football scholarship. Great! Wonderful! The dad of Dylan Moses, of course, was ecstatic. He even said he was "jealous" of his own son. Poor choice of words, but the man was apparently honest. I am sure that Dylan Moses is a hard-working football player with a great work ethic. The young African-American standout is a credit to his family, his school, and his community.

I would sincerely hope that young Dylan Moses study his options carefully, and weigh the monetary value of a full-tuition football scholarship versus the social value of merit-based footbal scholarships which require a fundamental knowledge of academics, intelligence, and scholarly traits, as well as football talent. Am I jealous of Dylan Moses. No way. Even if Nick Saban offered Dylan Moses or any other football player a $10 million Alabama College college scholarship. I am happy for Dylan Moses, and wish him the best of his new Alabama Scholarship. Bo person should be "jealous" of another human's ability or talent.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

College Scholarship Steering

College Scholarship Steering

Do high-paying college scholarships really exist? Of course, they do. However, you probably won't find the most lucrative college scholarships in certain scholarship search services like Scholarships.Com, or FastWeb, College-Prowler, because these college scholarship search services are associated with the National Scholarship Provider's Association (NSPA). Moreover, college scholarship search reviews of Scholarships.Com, and college scholarship search reviews of College-Prowler suggests that they engage in a form of censorship of their public facebook accounts when third-party scholarship sponsors seek to share (for free) additional scholarship and financial-aid opportunities with their fans.

If their public facebook page is being censored, is there any reason why we should not suspect that their scholarship database is also similarly censored, and that the most lucrative college scholarships are left out? All of them are fine college scholarship databases, but they are certainly not perfect college scholarship search databases, and most of them are not even mobile website friendly.

The National Scholarship Providers Association claims to be the "only national organization dedicated solely to supporting the needs of professionals administering scholarships in colleges and universities, non-profits, foundations, and businesses." Few people really know how this organization, however, really came about and its true purpose.

Middle-Man College Scholarship Promoters Encourage Steering

When you a have middle-man, college scholarship sponsorship fees are raised, and the available college scholarship funds are actually being depleting on an annual basis due to unnecessary middle-man membership fees. Needless to say, however, the best college scholarships, and the most high-paying college scholarships are least likely to appear in any scholarship search service associated with college scholarship search services that pay membership fees to middle-man organizations. Persons should be wary of middle-man college scholarship search services that were designed to "regulate" (i.e., perhaps censor) what scholarships, or grants are presented to adult students, moms, and women. Students, moms, mothers, and women have the intelligence, and wherewithal to make their own decisions about what college scholarships, grants, and financial-aid programs are suitable for themselves or their family members. College Scholarships that are steered towards paying members of middle-man organization most likely will not produce the best results or a fair pool of available lucrative college scholarships. Not all college scholarship sponsors are willing to waste scholarship funds by paying wasteful fees to organizations like National Scholarship Provider's Association.

What if Google charged college scholarship sponsors a fee to be on page#1 of Google? What if high-schools, colleges, or universities were presented a list of college scholarship sponsors, and said that the only college scholarships we will accept as valid are those that were certified by Google? Would that be fair? No. Would that help the thousands of moms, mothers, women, and intelligent students that are seeking college college scholarships? No!and Hell no!

In other words, the best college scholarship opportunities will most likely come from college sponsors that are not members of "pay-to-play" or "pay-to-promote" college scholarship organizations. Students, moms, women, and working adults should be wary of scholarship sponsors that advertise or promote memberships in middle-man organizations.

Scholarships are not novel instruments. Does a women need a third-party to tell her what to do with her body? Hell no! Therefore, you do not need any middle-man organizations, pay-to-promote, or pay-for-access-oganizations that charge scholarship sponsors fees in exchange for access to their marketing database of students, institutions, etc.

The student-loan scandal began with steering, and middle-man college-scholarship organizations, have an aura that smells like steering.

Acceptable College Scholarship Steering

The only acceptable college scholarship steering that we promote is college scholarship steering that is acceptable to and that benefits the long-range plans of the college scholarship applicant in terms of school choice, major, and area of preference of their degree(s).

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

High-Paying California College Scholarships

High-Paying California College Scholarships

High-Paying California College Scholarships

Do high-paying California college scholarships really exist? Sure, they do. However, you won't find them in scholarship search services like Scholarships.Com, FastWeb, College Prowler, because these search services practice a form of mother-knows-all censorship. The best California College Scholarships, and the most high-paying California College Scholarships are least likely to appear in any scholarship search service that has even a hint of a censor ship past.

Moms, mothers, and students interested in high-paying California College Scholarships simply need to know where to look for such California Scholarships. Hint: you don't need to provide a username, password, or even divulge your personal details. All college scholarship searches on the NAAS.ORG website, for example, are free. College Scholarship Searches on Google-plus are also free. Either way, if you look at the right sources and connect with scholarship sponsor with a history of delivering high-paying California college scholarships that are renewable then your odds of winning a high-paying California College scholarship should theoretically, and in all practicality increase. The odds are in your favor.

Investors and Sponsors Fund High-Paying California College Scholarships

If California is the state where you want to dance in, play in, develop a love affair in, go to school in, and study in California, then we have high-paying California College Scholarships that may be of interest to you. What do we mean by high-paying California College Scholarships? We consider a California College Scholarship that has a market value of $100,000 over 4 years, equally paid in $25,000 a year installments, a relatively High-Paying California College Scholarship. Certainly, you are not going to earn that sum working at your local Walmart, or 7-11, or Mcdonalds as a teenage or mom weekend helper. National Academy of American Scholars uses a network of scholarship investors, and scholarship sponsors to ensure that over $1 million worth of scholarships, grants, and financial-aid is made availble to eligible students seeking high-paying California College Scholarships.

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