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You Don’t Need Motivation. Make a Decision.

Students, it is extremely important that you seek opportunities for yourself and choose to chase them relentlessly.

You won’t manifest your dreams by watching a series of motivational videos throughout the day or reading motivational quotes every moment. You have to make a decision. 

You have to decide to get off of social media, eliminate the distractions, and invest in yourself! An hour of work today will put you an hour ahead tomorrow!

If you are ready to begin your scholarship journey, then I encourage you to enroll in our Scholarship Success Program! You’ll learn the secrets and strategy I used to win $200,000 in scholarships to graduate debt-free from Virginia Tech in May 2019!


Check our Upcoming & Past Events page to see if my team and I are coming to an area near you soon. If you would like to book me for a speaking engagement, please visit our Events page.

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The Perspective You Need to Win Scholarships!

My favorite thing to do as a scholarship coach is to help students all around the world graduate debt-free! Unfortunately, many students quit or choose not to begin their journey to success because they don’t believe in themselves. Watch this video to learn about the perspective you need to ensure your scholarship success.

If you are ready to begin your scholarship journey, then I encourage you to enroll in our Scholarship Success Program! You’ll learn the secrets and strategy I used to win $200,000 in scholarships to graduate debt-free from Virginia Tech in May 2019!


Check our Upcoming & Past Events page to see if my team and I are coming to an area near you soon. If you would like to book me for a speaking engagement, please visit our Events page.

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Overachievers Don’t Exist!

Are you wondering why you’ve hit a plateau? Or are you stuck in a rut and can’t seem to get out?

Remember this, “there is no such thing as an overachiever!” You will see the results you want when you believe in yourself and your ability to manifest your greatness! The results require hard work, diligence, persistence, and determination, but they are attainable.

It doesn’t matter if you’re attempting to graduate debt-free, earn your Ph.D., or be the first millionaire in your family. It’s all attainable when you take the limits off of your abilities!

If this video helps you see the truth in the fact that you can achieve anything, then please let the ones you love know by sharing this video. If you need scholarship assistance to graduate debt-free, then enroll in our Scholarship Success Program! I want to help you achieve your dreams!


I would love to come to your area to teach your students and community how to earn scholarships to graduate debt-free. Book me by visiting www.dough4degrees.com/events.

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Danielle’s 2019 SVB Trek Experience

2019 began with a bang! As a student entrepreneur and the founder of Dough 4 Degrees, I traveled to San Francisco, California for a four-day extravaganza with the Silicon Valley Bank.

Watch the video below to learn about my key takeaways from conversations with millionaire investors and prominent CEOS. Read this PDF for a full list of all of the speakers.

I also would like to express gratitude to Dan Beck, Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Valley Bank, for sponsoring my travel through Apex’s Venture Scholars program. His generosity and willingness to ensure that a fellow Hokie has a chance to learn more about entrepreneurship is deeply appreciated.

The Silicon Valley Bank Trek is for student entrepreneurs at different universities around the world. In my cohort, there were students from India, Ireland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We were a diverse cohort in age, socioeconomic background, disciplines, and experiences.

However, there were similarities that allowed us to connect beyond our identities and interest in entrepreneurship.

I encourage you to consider my advice below if you would like to join the next SVB Trek:

  1. Know your business and yourself. The SVB Trek is an opportunity for you to grow as an individual and receive critical advice that can help your business grow. I used this experience to gain more self-awareness and create conversations with others so they could critique the business model of Dough 4 Degrees. Their feedback and ideas have helped tremendously.
  2. Connect with the entrepreneurship program at your university. Silicon Valley Bank is constantly looking for new schools and students. The university official that SVB will probably communicate with the most about this opportunity is the director or associate director of your entrepreneurship program. I suggest that you strive to consistently improve your business idea and ensure that your university’s entrepreneurship program is aware of the work you’re doing, so they can nominate you.
  3. Build traction early and leverage it at all times. Having an idea is great, but having a prototype and/or paying customers is even better. Demonstrating that you have traction via press, investments, or paying customers gives you leverage to show why they should consider you for this opportunity. Always keep this approach in mind, but never unethically manipulate your data to help you win.
  4. Always operate with a heart of gratitude. Be grateful for the opportunity regardless of your results. Expressing gratitude and operating with humility will take you further in life than boasting and gloating.

I hope my video and the tips above are helpful. Please contact me via LinkedIn if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. I would love to hear about your experience!


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