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How to Win the 2019-20 YFL Scholarship

On October 30 of this year, we released a video to inform high school seniors and high school freshmen of the 2019-20 Youth Financial Literacy Foundation Scholarship.

The Foundation is giving away a first-place award of $25,000 this year and additional awards that total $400,000. Watch our latest YFL Scholarship video for advice on how to win the scholarship.

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The 2019-20 YFL Foundation Scholarship

The 2019-20 Youth Financial Literacy (YFL) Foundation Scholarship is available for high school seniors and college freshmen. The organization is giving away $400,000 in scholarships this year and the first place award is $25,000.

Danielle won the $6,000 first place award in 2015. Watch the video below for more information about this scholarship opportunity.

Stay tuned to our YouTube channel for tips and advice on how to win this scholarship.

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5 Things You Need to Know Before College

I earned my degree, crossed the stage and celebrated with my family. But, how did my college experience change me?

Watch the video below for five lessons I learned throughout my four years at Virginia Tech. Feel free to comment below the video with any questions or concerns you have.

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Don’t Do This If You Need Money for College

This is the absolute worst thing you can do if you need money to go to college.

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A Day in the Life of a Student Entrepreneur

Building a business in college is beyond challenging. It stretches you to form a new set of habits which include sacrificing your social life to fulfill the vision for your idea.

Building a business in college is one of the craziest things you can do considering that most people choose to enroll in a college to increase their chances of getting a job.

My experience of building a business in college taught me more about the importance of intellectual property, networking, and reputation management than any class ever could.

Watch my video, “A Day in the Life of a Student Entrepreneur,” for a look into my life as a business owner.


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Danielle’s Journey to $200,000+ in Scholarships & a Debt-Free Degree

I have learned more in the last four years than any other period of my life. The bulk of my education didn’t come from within the four walls of the traditional classroom.

My life-changing education came from the testing of my faith and the shaping of my character. My two favorite teachers are God and Thomas Harrelson, Jr.

This video contains the highlights of my journey over the last four years. I explain what I did to earn more than $200,000 in scholarships to graduate debt-free from Virginia Tech.

You won’t learn everything, but you may learn something that you didn’t know before.

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The Advantage of the Kid Who Knows How to Hustle

As a student at Virginia Tech, I often wondered why students weren’t committed to graduating debt-free. I questioned why an extreme amount of focus was placed on binge drinking during the weekends and not on increasing our net worth.

As a graduate who has a better understanding of Americans’ nonchalant attitude toward debt, I strive to educate those who are pursuing a college degree.

One of the most recent discoveries in my findings in the difference in my journey and those of my peers’ is “The Advantage of the Kid Who Knows How to Hustle.” Please watch the video below for insight into how an unmatched ability to overcome every obstacle will positively impact your life.

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The #1 Thing You Need to Know to Win Scholarships

Students and parents, it’s extremely important that you spend this summer preparing for college. Use the time you have now to apply for and win the scholarships you need.

Watch the video below for the number one thing you need to know to win scholarships.

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Quick Steps to Graduate Debt-Free Series

I’ve received at least 200 emails and phone calls this year about the steps required to earn scholarships to graduate debt-free.

I’ve spent the last four years of my life doing customer discovery and product development to provide a comprehensive guide to help students. You can learn more about that product, our Scholarship Success Program, and invest in it if you want to learn exactly what I did to earn more than $200,000 in scholarships.

If you choose to invest in that program, then you’ll have access to additional resources and mentorship by me to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond.

I’ve also created and released a series of videos on Dough 4 Degrees’ YouTube channel to provide FREE advice to those in need. The series is titled, “Quick Steps to Graduate Debt-Free.”

Visit the “Scholarships” page of our website for the series and a list of scholarship databases to help you find scholarships you’re eligible to apply for.

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Choose Financial Freedom

Congratulations to all of the 2019 graduates! Your success should be celebrated and embraced because you’ve worked extremely hard to get to this point. Watch the video below for a few words of encouragement for the Class of 2019!

As you continue your life’s journey and achieve new milestones, it’s important that you force yourself to step outside of your comfort zone. The video below contains insight into how you can make the decision to forgo the familiar.

You will have to step outside of your comfort zone when you’re applying for scholarships to graduate debt-free. Some students may not enjoy writing or searching for scholarships, but don’t let your discomfort defeat you. If you choose to not apply for scholarships, then you are preparing yourself for a life burdened with student loan debt.

Be proactive today and enjoy the benefits of financial freedom later. You can watch the video below for my thoughts on receiving my debt-free degree in the mail.

Oh, by the way, recording this video was a lot easier because my degree didn’t cost me a dime! I hope the same is true for you!

All the best,

Danielle E. Jeffers