Alexis Lenderman, The Scholarship Expert’s founder, has created a four-module course focused on strategies to help students graduate debt-free from college. In addition to the Scholarship Blueprint course, Lenderman has created an Ebook, structured to help university students maximize opportunities in their college careers.
The course, Ebook, and the college planner are tools directed towards incoming and current college students. All these new tools will be released on December 20.
In 2019, and after advising nearly 300 students, Lenderman decided to take a step further in her quest to help young students to graduate debt-free by creating online courses to provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully navigate the scholarship process. “ I wanted to assist students in becoming autonomous when finding and applying for scholarships. This idea became The Scholarship Blueprint,” said Lenderman.
About The Scholarship Expert
The Scholarship Expert, a scholarship coaching business, was founded in 2016 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI by Alexis Lenderman. Its mission is to position students to graduate debt-free while obtaining the necessary skills to maximize their college experience academically, professionally, and personally.
Lenderman, who earned approximately $200,000 through her college career, wanted to assist students in finding ways to graduate debt-free. She began with mentoring and classroom presentations particularly focusing on working with underserved populations, especially with foster youth first-generation students, to equip them with the skills and strategies to graduate debt-free.
In 2018, Lenderman’s work was recognized by the Clinton Foundation and she was awarded the CGI U Commitment-Maker Seal for her commitment to The Scholarship Expert.
“I began The Scholarship Expert as a way of sharing what I’ve learned along the way so that other students don’t have to go through the same struggles as I went through. Originally, I planned to mainly focus on supporting foster youth, but I realized that there are thousands of high school students who lack the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in college, and who are ill-equipped to navigate the college and scholarship system” said Lenderman. “The average high school student only receives less than an hour of college advising, including which colleges to apply for and what financial aid is available. Students deserve much more and we must do better. I am committed to making this happened,” added Lenderman.