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CheapScholar Announces 2015 Scholarship Winner!

collegedegree1It has been a very busy and exciting year for For those that don’t know, was “born” in January of 2010 as I took my passion for educating families and students about the financial aspect of the college experience to an entirely different level – the web. Since that time, CheapScholar has reached hundreds of thousands of visitors, provided support in the form of scholarships, delivered up 830 informative articles, and traveled the countryside providing Paying For College and Professional Development presentations for high schools, foundations, corporations, and organizations. I truly enjoy volunteering my time and expertise on this endeavor!

Whether you have utilized our Scholarship Resource Page, downloaded our free Paying For College Toolkit for guidance counselors, stayed connected to industry news via our College Pulse news aggregator, stopped by to enhance your financial literacy by playing Financial Football, or are just staying social via our Facebook and Twitter feeds, we are glad that you have found and made it a part of your day.

One of the greatest accomplishments that recently achieved is awarding our fourth “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!

I am pleased to announce that Jasmine Trickler is the 2015 scholarship recipient. Ms. Trickler is attending Eastern Washington University and I hope this scholarship gets her one step closer to achieving her educational goals.

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

Jasmine Trickler (2015 Scholarship Winner)


I graduated from Joel E Ferris High School and I started classes at Eastern Washington University this fall. Ever since I was a little girl, I always told people that I was going to be a “woman doctor” (OB/GYN). I stuck with that idea throughout my life until I recently developed a love for the study of the human body, as a result of taking a Sports Medicine course my senior year. My plan is to major in either Athletic Training/Exercise Science or Physical Therapy and minor in Spanish Language. Although high school has been full of trials and tribulations, I wanted to be successful and prosper, and I knew college was the way to do that. The one thing that has always been a roadblock is money. That’s why I enlisted in the Navy Reserves. My ship date is December 21st, 2015. After RTC and A School, I will be serving one weekend a month as a Cryptologist Technician-Networks (computer science), while still attending college and working toward my degree. There’s no way I could have made it this far without the support of my family and best friend, Nichelle. I have 7 younger siblings that I am trying to set an example for and an older brother that I look up to. In Kindergarten, I fell in love with my current boyfriend of two years, Nick. He enlisted as an active duty Mass Communication Specialist in the Navy and ships in three months. I am so proud of myself and the decisions I have made in the past year. I know I am going to go far! I am grateful for this scholarship because it will get me that much closer to my biggest dream of all;to  get married, live in a big house with two beautiful children, and raise chickens and goats! Thank you Cheap Scholar, for helping turn my dreams into reality. “She turned her cant’s into cans and her dreams into plans.”

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