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CheapScholar Announces 2013 Scholarship Winner! was founded in January of 2010 and a number of amazing things have happened since that first informative article (Now Introducing The Sleeker, Newer, Updated FAFSA!). The following represent a few notable moments for me and

  • Over the course of the past three years, I have had the opportunity to share over six hundred articles with our readers
  • CheapScholar’s College Resource Center has helped thousands upon thousands of readers find the answers that they need on topics related to the financial aspect of their college experience
  • CheapScholar had a very meager beginning with just a couple hundred visitors in the first month. Now the site is welcoming tens of thousands of visitors each month
  • Our Find Scholarships page has become a “go to” resource for students/families looking for outside scholarship dollars
  • Recognizing a need among high school guidance counselors, rolled out a free resource for Guidance Counselors that provides them with tools and information to help the students and families in which they serve
  • has embraced social media with full force and we have a terrific following on Facebook and Twitter (Be sure to connect with us if you have not already!)
  • A new venture this year is that has been providing free Paying For College seminars for high schools and organizations throughout the midwest region of Ohio

One of the greatest accomplishments that achieved this last week is awarding our second “How Do You Make College Cheaper?” scholarship. It has always been my goal to help students make their way to college through the information and resources provided here on but I also wanted to help by providing financial support via a scholarship. This is the second year that I was able to make that happen. And, based upon the number of entries, the positive feedback received, and the goodwill generated, I plan on continuing the scholarship giveaway in subsequent years. So Enter Today!  😉

I am pleased to announce that Alexis Fusco is the 2013 scholarship recipient.  Ms. Fusco is doing wonderful things as a senior at Garnett Valley High School and I hope this scholarship gets her one step closer to achieving her educational goals.

If you would like to learn more about Alexis, please take a moment to read through the bio she submitted to us to share with our readers. As you will see, this year’s scholarship found a good home with Alexis.

AlexisFuscoAlexis Fusco (2013 scholarship winner)

My name is Lexx and I am a senior at Garnet Valley High School. I am a screenwriter in training with an irrational imagination and a ridiculous ambition. I will be attending Drexel University in the fall and I am incredibly excited (Drexel is one of the top schools in the country and I am one of twelve Screenwriting majors being accepted into the upcoming freshman class). I have been helping to care for my dad who has congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy and I was actually hanging out with my dad at the hospital when I received the email that I had won the scholarship. We were both thrilled and relieved . I cannot wait to write a film about this one day!

Don’t forget, you won’t get very far in life being ordinary.
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