Scholarship Gold Info


College Bound Essentials

Just as the name implies, this workshop is an essential session for any college-bound student who wants to get their best admission opportunities and secure the highest scholarship offers possible. Parents are welcome to come along at no extra charge.

While the class will have a few customized elements that recognize the unique needs of homeschoolers, it is open to ALL families- those who homeschool and also those who attend public or private school. Students attending this session will receive a comprehensive, hardcover College Success Workbook to guide them through all aspects of college preparation.

Date: Friday, August 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: The Learning Train of Bluffton Homeschool Co-op
Location: 3507 Okatie Hwy., Okatie, SC
Directions: Exit I-95 onto US-278. Exit right on SC-170. Continue a few miles. Turn left before median into church parking lot before Wendy’s & Parkers/46 Roundabout.

Who should come?
Rising 8th-12th graders will absolutely benefit from this workshop; although motivated 8th graders have also benefitted in previous sessions. This information is most helpful when students and parents can learn it sooner than later so that they have more time to act on it before the senior year. This class is being organized by the Lowcountry Homeschool Association but will benefit all college-bound students, not just homeschoolers.

What will we learn?
This class will give students and parents valuable information on how to make the decisions throughout high school that will result in maximum admission offers and scholarship money. Ms. Hartley’s own children have won full rides to a range of colleges and some attend Ivy League schools as well.

Specifically, the class will:

-Teach students how to get full ride offers to over 200 schools with just one test
-How to build a transcript that will result in the best admission offers
-How to go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Brown, MIT and more for FREE (really)
-Teach them how to find their best college fits- public vs private, faith-based vs secular, etc.
-Cover basic interview skills
-Teach students how to tour and evaluate a college as it relates to the student’s interests
-Identify the best and least expensive ways to increase SAT and ACT scores
-Encourage them to take “ownership” of this next stage in their lives, to be proactive, organized and serious about this decision and help them strategize a game plan to get their best results!

The price of $75 applies to each student attending but parents are encouraged to attend at no extra charge. When registering, only enroll the student, not the parent. Extra students can be registered at the same time for the same price by listing them as Guests.

Who is Elizabeth Hartley? Elizabeth Hartley (consultant, author, scholarship judge, columnist and owner of Scholarship Gold Consulting near Charlotte, NC) works internationally with public schools, private schools, homeschool associations and private clients in all elements of preparing for college. Scholarships paid for Ms. Hartley’s own undergraduate and law school education as well as adventures tracking humpback whales in Hawaii and a year in Europe. She is now a frequent consultant to CNN and NBC on college-related matters.

Now, as a judge and administrator for 9 different scholarships, she gladly shares the secrets to securing the best admission opportunities and most competitive scholarships. For more information,



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This event requires a minimum of 25 student participants to hold the workshop. If the workshop is cancelled, all payments will be 100% refunded.

Rooms for families with children are available to use, however, Childcare is not provided. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.