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CheapScholar Announces 2014 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 represents a few notable moments for me and

  • Over the course of the past four years, I have had the opportunity to share nearly eight hundred articles with our readers.
  • CheapScholar’s College Resource Center has helped thousands upon thousands of students 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 tools and information to help the students and families in which they serve.
  • has embraced social media to its fullest and we have a sizable following on Facebook and Twitter (Be sure to connect with us if you have not already!)
  • is spreading the good word about Paying For College options by providing free Paying For College seminars for high schools, foundations, & organizations throughout the midwest region of Ohio and in various parts of the nation.
  • We are continually making the website a solid resource for families, students, guidance counselors, college administrators, etc… This year we introduced “The College Pulse” – a daily news resource that compiles paying for college information from across the nation in one convenient location. In addition, we also proudly support financial literacy efforts by hosting Financial Football on our site!

One of the greatest accomplishments that recently achieved is awarding our third “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 third 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 Jacqueline Vazquez is the 2014 scholarship recipient. Ms. Vazquez is looking forward to attending University of Central Florida and I hope this scholarship gets her one step closer to achieving her educational goals.

If you would like to learn more about Jacqueline, 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 Jacqueline.

Jacqueline Vazquez (2014 Scholarship Winner)


Hi! My name is Jacqueline Vazquez. I am an incoming freshman at the University of Central Florida and I recently graduated from Somerset Academy Charter High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Throughout the last four years of my life, I have been heavily involved in my high school’s National Honor Society; I was Liaison of the club in my junior year and was elected as President of the club during my senior year. I helped the club to grow and help our school and the community by participating in fund raising events, food drives for the less fortunate, and volunteering at the Homeless Voice’s 5K Walk/Run. I am also a member of the Spanish, Science and Math Honor Societies at my high school (Somerset Academy). Some of my hobbies include writing, reading, playing soccer, and watching sports with my dad. In fact, I love sports so much that I am planning to study Communications and pursue my dream of becoming a sports broadcaster! Furthermore, this scholarship will help me to continue my education and have the funds to pay for tuition, books, meals and school supplies that are essential to my college life. Without the burden of worrying about how to pay for college, I can fully apply myself to my studies and my participation in extracurricular organizations at the college I will be attending. I want to be able to look back at my college experience and see it as a time of productivity, scholastic success and personal growth, and I know that this scholarship will help me to do just that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart… This award will be put to good use!

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One Response to “CheapScholar Announces 2014 Scholarship Winner!”

  1. Georgie says:

    Hello, I would like to receive inmofration on how to obtain a grant to attend college; I am a Latino woman who at this time is Full time employed for a non-profit organization as an Activity & Volunteer Coordinator. I love what I do and would love to pursue a career in Human Services I am planning to attend College this coming August. Part time, due to being a mother of 3 children and Married. I have not attended college before, although I plan to give my best effort and finish college with the support of my family. Thank You, Maria Figueroa