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September 27, 2021

How I Won $500k in College Scholarships [w/ Kristina Ellis]

Kristina Ellis

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College is not getting any cheaper. By some estimates, the cost of college is rising at a rate of 8% per year. To combat this rising cost of hiring education, parents and teens need to look to college scholarships.

This is what Kristina Ellis did when she was in high school. Through hard work, dedication, and creating some systems that kept the process easy, Kristina earned $500,000 in college scholarships!

Kristina shares the details of how she got it done and dispels some myths about scholarships as well.

Episode Overview

Kristina Ellis and I review the following:

  • How she earned her $500k in scholarships
  • The common myths around college scholarships
  • How parents and teens can find scholarships

If you're worried about the cost of college in the future and you want a student debt-free life for your teen, check out this episode!


Guest Bio – Kristina Ellis

After winning $500,000 in scholarships and getting into her dream school, Vanderbilt University, Kristina set out on a quest to help students have similar or even greater success.

She’s the best-selling author of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and How to Graduate Debt-Free and creator of the site

Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets, such as Fox & Friends, The Katie Couric Show, CBN, USA Today, Reuters, Seventeen, and Money. She’s helped thousands of families nationwide navigate the complex waters of college finance and graduate debt-free!

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Are you interested in finding college scholarships?  Do you like the advice from Kristina Ellis?

Please let me know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill is the award-winning writer, speaker and podcaster behind Marriage, Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and thrive. Andy's advice and personal finance experience has been featured in major media outlets like Business Insider, MarketWatch, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and NBC News. Trusted as a personal finance influencer and corporate financial wellness speaker by global brands like JLL, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys wrestling with his two kids, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.

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