Contact Me

WendyI welcome your questions, comments, and feedback on my site or anything related to the college choice process!

Additionally, I am available for the following:

  • Writing college-related guest posts and articles
  • One-on-one parent/child consultation
  • Speaking to high school parent and student groups on college-related topics

Please use the form below to contact me.

Customer Service:

815-677-6009 9:00 am CT – 5:00 pm CT M-F

 

25 comments on “Contact Me
  1. Lisa P says:

    Hi, I’m interested in ordering your list, as our scholarship research is completely overwhelming! On the up-side, my son is quite gifted, but on the down-side, I am a single mom with a very low income so we will need all the financial help we can find. My son is a senior, his GPA is 4.18. He has been named a National Merit Semi-finalist, but won’t find out if he makes finalist until february. He got a 35 on his ACT, and 2340 on his SAT. Will your list benefit us? Thank you for your help.

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for your comment and congratulations to your son! The list will help you pinpoint schools that offer major scholarships for national merit semi-finalists as well as finalists. You can filter down to look at applicable scholarships. You can also filter for scholarships that are available for ACT scores of 35 and lower – there are lots of those too. I would also recommend looking at need-based scholarships and scholarships that look at merit and need combined. Definitely check into the Stamps scholarships, http://www.stampsfoundation.org/. My list focuses on merit based scholarships primarily, although there are a few on the list that include a need-based component. Let me know if I can help further.

      Wendy

  2. Kim says:

    I paid for your list last year sometime during the school year. How do I get this update without having to pay again if it says that we get updates for a year? Thanks

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Kim,
      Thanks for asking. An email went out on 9/3/17 to everyone who purchased the list between 8/31/2016 and 9/2/2017 with a link to the updated version. I verified that it did go out to you. I will resend a link to that version to your email address now.

      Wendy

  3. Judy Goetz says:

    I am interested in your list but I do not see anywhere that tells me the price before I put in my credit card number. That concerns me and I do not want to enter my info without knowing the cost.

  4. Barb says:

    Ditto to what Judy said–I’m interested in the list, but I don’t see the price on any of your pages, including the Full Scholarship List link posted above. I don’t know if that’s just a glitch on my screen, but, Can you just tell me the price before I commit to entering my credit card number? Thanks!

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Barb,

      The price of the list is $7.99.

      Wendy

      • Wendy Nelson says:

        For everyone wondering about the price – If you are starting from the home page where the blue button shows “Get the List Now” it will take you to the Full Scholarship List details page. If you scroll down, the price is shown above the orange “Buy It Now” button. Also, after you hit that button, the price is shown on the top of the PayPal checkout screen before you check out. You do not need to have a PayPal account to check out.

        Wendy

  5. Andrea Buchanan says:

    I purchased the full list a few hours ago and now what do I do? I have not received any confirmation or emails from you. Where do I find the list?
    Thank you

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Andrea,

      An email with a link is sent out to the email address used when purchasing through PayPal. It is sent out immediately after you pay. Please check your spam or junk folder as it does land there occasionally with some email providers. I will go look for your sale and what email address it was sent to and follow up with you directly.

      Wendy

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Andrea,

      This is my second comment – I attempted to follow up with you directly and the emails are bouncing back as “invalid recipient”. Please let me know if you received the email with the link or provide another way I can get a hold of you to make sure you have received the list.

      Wendy

  6. Andrea Buchanan says:

    Hi Wendy, I just looked at my paypal receipt and I typed my email incorrectly. Ugh.
    How can I send you my correct email?
    Or…can you see it here from this communication with you?

  7. gina says:

    HI wendy
    thanks so much for the research. I was just having huge meeting with our HS counseling dept telling them this is a huge need for parents in our upper income area. “too rich for need based aid, too poor for college”!! especially those kids that are high achievers but can’t afford $65K for the Harvards of the world. (Don’t look here, there is no merit aid)
    I REALLY think a valuable resource would be to provide a list of those next top tier schools that do provide merit for smart kids, a guide for parents to move away from those elite Ivys and NESCAC schools into a next tier.

    I’m also aways so surprised by the number of posters that say “Im a single parent, I have low income how can I afford school??” Well, a little secret folks… the schools will give you almost every dime you need!! You won’t pay sticker price, ever. The sticker price aka “rich persons tuition tax” is only for those that don’t qualify for need-based aid, it pays for the financial aid.

    now for my question… how could a “school” purchase your list? what rights would they have to distribute to parents? do you have an option for that?

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Gina,

      Thanks for your comment and ideas! I will email you regarding your question. I do have an option to offer.

      Wendy

  8. Michelle Walters says:

    Hi. I purchased your spreadsheet. Thank you. I’m afraid I don’t understand the SAT column. Are you using the old SAT on a 2017 updated list?

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Michelle,

      The colleges have not all switched over to the New SAT format. That’s why column M, SAT Score Type, has either EBRW+M, CR+M, CR+M+W, or in some cases blank if it just really isn’t clear on the college’s website which SAT value the minimum score shown applies to. I am surprised that the colleges haven’t all switched over to the New SAT scores when listing minimums for scholarships, but clearly many have not yet. However, there are some good score converters found online.

      Wendy

  9. Lori McLeod says:

    Hi. I have purchased this in the past but am unable to find. Can you please help?

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Lori,

      You purchased in December of 2016. An email went out to you on 9-3-17 with a link to the 9-2-17 update for the list. It was sent to all subscribers since 9-1-16. I will resend that email to you now.

      Thanks for reaching out,
      Wendy

  10. NP says:

    Hi,

    My daughter has a 4.5 gpa but only scored 1230 on the SAT. Are all merit scholarships based on high gpa and high test scores?

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi,

      Some merit scholarships are based solely on GPA and SAT or ACT score. Others look at wider factors including leadership experience, community service, class rank, academic rigor and more. Take a look at the scholarship criteria listed for each scholarship.

      Wendy

  11. KL says:

    Hi. I purchased list with my Visa this AM. When will I receive the link?

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Kathy,

      Thanks for your purchase! An email goes out directly after you pay through PayPal. The email is titled “Full Scholarship List Purchase”. I always recommend checking your spam or junk folder as sometimes they land there with certain email providers. I sent you an email . I want to make sure you get your list.

      Wendy

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