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From Student to Graduate to Professor in 1 Year

Life is crazy. Sometimes God will show you a vision of what your life could look like in the future without revealing the journey you’ll take to get there.

I said “could” because faith without works is dead (James 2:26). Any God-given vision requires extreme amounts of faith and work for it to come to pass.

As a young child, around the age of ten or eleven, I received a vision from God. I saw myself standing on a stage and speaking to millions of people. That spiritual moment felt so real that it was almost as if it was guaranteed to happen.

I’ve held onto that vision throughout my life and have always done my best to allow the Holy Spirit to guide me as I’ve made decisions.

Now, please don’t misunderstand me. I’m not perfect. I’m a 22-year-old woman who has submitted to the will of God for my life and is committed to doing whatever it takes to help people graduate debt-free.

That’s why the opportunity to serve as a professor at the College of Southern Maryland is so surreal to me.

Twelve months ago, I was sitting at a desk as a student at Virginia Tech. Eight months ago, I graduated debt-free from Virginia Tech having earned more than $200,000 in scholarships. In less than one month, I’ll serve as an adjunct professor at the College of Southern Maryland where I’ll teach a course titled “College Without Student Loans.”

There aren’t any limits in life! Anything you can see, you can achieve!

If you would like to register to take the course, please visit CSM’s website and click the course title. The screenshot below contains details about the course. I’m going to create a video on Dough 4 Degrees’ YouTube channel with more information soon!

CSM Course_February 2020

Last, but not least, here are some scriptures that have been a pillar of support for me throughout my journey:

  1. ‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ‘ James 1:2-4 (NIV)
  2. ‘Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ‘ Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)
  3. ‘And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. ‘ Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
  4. ‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.’ 1 Timothy 4:12-16 (NIV)
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A Message for Parents

What do you do when you’ve done all you can but you still come up short?

Parents, don’t worry. There is a way to pay for college without having to co-sign on student loans. My parents didn’t have a dime to contribute to the cost of my education

Watch this video to learn how they were able to support me throughout my undergraduate education at Virginia Tech without cosigning on any student loans.

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How to Win Taco Bell’s Live Mas Scholarship

We shared this $1,000,000 scholarship opportunity with you via YouTube.

Watch the second video of this series to learn how to win the Taco Bell scholarship.

Leave a comment and let me know if this information is helpful. You can also contact me if you need additional assistance.

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Influence vs. Impact

Which one is more important: being an influencer or someone who has an impact? Watch our latest Dough 4 Degrees’ Community Scholarship Chat for the answer to that question and more.

Our Dough 4 Degrees’ Community Scholarship Chats occur weekly on Sundays at 3:00 PM EST on our YouTube Channel. During the 30-minute live streams, we answer any questions students have about scholarships.

Watch this playlist to learn more tips that will help you succeed throughout your scholarship journey.

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How to Pay for College without Debt

Watch this video for insight into how you can graduate from college without any student loans!

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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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2019 In My Bag Tour: Preparing for Danville

What did it take to execute the 2019 In My Bag Tour? It took commitment, dedication, persistence, and relentlessness to say the least. Take a look at the work Corey, Kevin, and I did behind the scenes to execute the Danville event.

Need to catch up on the videos that document our progress? We have a playlist for you on Dough 4 Degrees’ YouTube channel! More videos related to the 2019 In My Bag Tour will be shared via YouTube in the coming weeks.

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2019 In My Bag Tour: Danville Promotion

If my life were a movie, I would give my first ticket to my Grandma Jeffers. I have peace now because I know she has an eternal seat next to the King.

I’ll love and miss you forever, Grandma J!

I’m blessed to be giving back to my hometown of Danville, VA and my co-founder’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA! Corey Hackett-Greene, Kevin Stephenson, and I have collaborated between our two companies, No More Interviews and Dough 4 Degrees, to give 500 bookbags filled with school supplies and 200 teacher appreciation gifts in August 2019.

Our joint effort is known as the In My Bag Tour. You can learn more about our collaboration on our website at

This is only possible because of the support of our communities and those who love us! I will never fully be able to express the depth of my gratitude to each one of you all, but I hope you know my heart is overflowing with love.

I pray this video gives you a look at our work behind the scenes and encourages you to make a donation at Thank you for all of your support and love! ❤️

Peace, blessings, and prosperity,

Danielle J.

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The 2019 In My Bag Tour

Dough 4 Degrees is collaborating with No More Interviews, LLC to give back to their hometowns. Danielle Jeffers, the founder of Dough 4 Degrees, and Corey Hackett-Greene and Kevin Stephenson, the co-founders of No More Interviews, are giving 500 bookbags filled with school supplies and 200 teacher appreciation gifts to each location on the In My Bag Tour.

The two locations for this year’s tour are Danielle’s hometown of Danville, VA and Corey’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Watch the video below and visit our website at to donate, sponsor, volunteer, and more.

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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.