Scholarship Assistance

Paul F. Davis understands the enormous investment pursuing a higher education is to prepare for and manifest your full potential. Student debt is crushing the financial lives of millions of American college and university graduates. Student debt can diminish your quality of life, increase your level of stress and make it difficult to save for the future.

Thankfully Paul knows it does not have to be this way. Paul can help you financially strategize and plan for educational and professional success in a way that leverages scholarships, grants and other financial aid to minimize your debt, lessen your stress and enable you to focus on academics and career development.

Paul leads, guides and assists students with scholarships helping with the following:
– locating hard to find scholarships
– searching for scholarships and grants
– assessing eligibility and award criteria
– applying for scholarships and grants
– navigating the nuances of financial aid
– increasing awareness to maintain and not lose financial awards
– comparing the price of tuition at college and universities
– intelligently considering higher education options
– designing eye-catching applications that get results
– evaluating students’ FAFSA forms
– career development and lifelong planning

Contact Paul at RevivingNations(at) to obtain scholarship assistance, scholarship search assistance and scholarship application assistance.

College Is Too Expensive!

Paul Helps Students Pay For It Easier.

Whether you’re a high school student, college student, nontraditional or adult-learner, Paul can help you match your accomplishment, career goals, past successes, personal history and lifelong journey to scholarships and grants you are eligible and qualified for from colleges, universities, organizations, foundations, corporations, government agencies and more.

Student debt is crushing the financial lives of millions of American college graduates. Many university graduates carry student debt so large that it diminishes their quality of life and makes it nearly impossible to save for the future or buy a home.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Take a proactive approach to finding scholarship and grant awards for which you can apply intelligently and reduce your financial burden when pursuing your college education and planning for your professional future. Paul can show you how.

Paul has years of experience helping students find and apply for scholarships. Paul can teach you about the different types of funds available, where to locate hard-to-find scholarships, how to develop a winning application, how to intelligently plan for years ahead and successfully navigate the many opportunities in the global economy.

Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, ethnic, professional and social organizations.

How To Win Scholarships

You must to be able to organize and prioritize.You must be able to write about a variety of topics, that may or may not be exciting to you, in a fluid and thoughtful way, demonstrating that you are a scholar or would like to be a scholar.

You must be able to write about a variety of topics that may or may not be exciting to you in a fluid and thoughtful way, demonstrating that you are a scholar or would like to be a scholar.This may be the most difficult part about becoming a successful scholarship winner. However, we know that with some help, you can do it.

You must understand yourself well enough to create a compelling portrait of who you are. You must understand your audience well enough to be able to position your skills and strengths as deserving of their support.

Knowing yourself takes more work than writing down a list of extracurricular activities. Paul will help you present yourself in a favorable and winning way. Scholarship committees award funding to candidates they can understand and relate to and who distinguish themselves from other candidates by their ability to communicate what makes them special and unique.

The scholarship process is also a way to develop the winning skills that will serve you well in whatever you do in your life. The ability to organize, prioritize, write well, match your message to audiences and most of all, know yourself, are skills you should develop as soon as possible.

Parent should encourage their sons and daughters to look and apply for scholarships. College scholarships and grants are the ideal form of student aid, as they’re basically gifts that never have to be repaid.

Types of Scholarships and Sources Available

Scholarships originate from a variety of sources, which Paul can help you locate and identify.

College Scholarships Come In Many Forms

College and University Scholarships originate from a variety of sources, which Paul can help you locate and identify. Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based.

Grants and scholarships can come from the federal government, your state government, your college or career school, or a private or nonprofit organization.

Certain scenarios may require that a portion or all of the grant funds be repaid, for example, if you withdraw from school before finishing an enrollment period such as a semester.

What kinds of scholarships are available?

Some scholarships for college are merit-based. You earn them by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship-giver. Merit scholarships might be awarded based on academic achievement or on a combination of academics and a special talent, trait, or interest. Other scholarships are based on financial need.

Many scholarships are geared toward particular groups of people; for instance, there are scholarships for women or high school seniors. And some are available because of where you or your parents work, or because you come from a certain background (for instance, there are scholarships for ethnic minorities and military families).

A scholarship might cover the entire cost of your tuition, or it might be a one-time award of a few hundred dollars. Either way, it’s worth applying for, because it’ll help reduce the cost of your education.

What kinds of federal grants are available?

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) offers a variety of federal grants to students attending four-year colleges or universities, community colleges, and career schools.

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants

How do I find scholarships?

Be careful to make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate. Many scams exist asking students to pay to apply for a specific scholarship or grant. You should not be paying to apply for a scholarship or grant. Paying for ASSISTANCE to locate scholarships and grants, along with help completing these scholarship and grant applications is legitimate.

When do I apply for scholarships?

That depends on each scholarship’s deadline. Some deadlines are as early as a year before college starts, so if you’re in high school now, you should be applying for scholarships during the summer between your junior and senior years. But if you’ve missed that window, don’t give up! There are other scholarships you can still apply for now.

How do I apply for scholarships?

Each scholarship has its own requirements. Every scholarship and grant has different specifications and guidelines stating the criteria for eligibility and qualifying before you apply. Make sure you read the application carefully, fill it out completely, and meet the application deadline.

How do I get my scholarship money?

That depends on the scholarship. The money might go directly to your college, where it will be applied to any tuition, fees, or other amounts you owe, and then any leftover funds given to you. Or it might be sent directly to you in a check. The scholarship provider should tell you what to expect when it informs you that you’ve been awarded the scholarship. If not, make sure to ask.

How does a scholarship affect my other student aid?

A scholarship will affect your other student aid because all your student aid added together can’t be more than your cost of attendance at your college or career school. So, you will need to let your college or university know if you have been awarded a scholarship so that the financial aid office can subtract that amount from your cost of attendance (and from certain other aid, such as loans, that you might have been offered). Then, any amount left can be covered by other financial aid for which you’re eligible.

Why would I have to repay all or part of a federal grant?

Here are some examples of why you might have to repay all or part of a federal grant:

You withdrew early from the program for which the grant was given to you.

Your enrollment status changed in a way that reduced your eligibility for your grant (for instance, if you switch from full-time enrollment to part-time, your grant amount will be reduced).

You received outside scholarships or grants that reduced your need for federal student aid.

For a TEACH Grant, you did not meet the requirements of your TEACH Grant service obligation.

How do I repay a grant overpayment?

Your school will notify you if you must repay part of the grant. From that point, you will have 45 days to either pay that portion of the grant back in full or enter into a satisfactory repayment arrangement. If you enter into a satisfactory repayment arrangement, the school may assign the debt to ED for collection or may keep the debt and allow you to make payments directly to them.

If you do not carry out one of these options, you will lose your eligibility for further federal student aid.

What should I do to maintain the scholarship or grant?

The requirements for maintaining a scholarship or grant vary from program to program.

Please contact Paul to schedule a consultation to serve your educational needs and advance your career. Paul can be contacted at RevivingNations(at)