In May 2018, I graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College at the University of Houston debt-free. Considering that Americans owe over $1.5 trillion in student loans, this is an amazing accomplishment.
I used scholarships to study abroad in Mexico and South Korea, buy a new pair of glasses, get a laptop, and access other resources I’d otherwise be unable to afford.
I sincerely believe in the power of education to transform people’s lives. I saw this pattern in the life of my parents. They immigrated to the United States to go to school and provide a better life for our family. They impressed upon us the importance of a good education. I saw this pattern in my own life as well as a college student.
In October 2016, I decided to change that.
I started my career as a Higher Education Consultant to help people go to college, grad school or trade school with scholarships. I’ve turned earning scholarships into a science and I teach other students how to do the same thing. In August 2018, I published The Scholarship Starter Guide for New College Students: How I Earned $80,000 in Scholarships documenting my journey to a debt-free college education. I explain (in detail) how and where I found scholarships.
In November 2018, I was accepted into grad school in London at the Hult International School of Business. So far, I’ve earned $38,000 in scholarships for grad school.