About the Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Program got its name after Gen and Kelly Tanabe who are the award-winning authors of eleven books on admission and scholarships. Their generous donations fund the program.

Together they did accept the Tanabes to all of the Ivy League colleges and won more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to graduate from Harvard debt-free.

They tour nationally speaking about college planning and have served as expert sources for USA Today, The New York Times, CNN, and U.S. News & World Report. Their books are great, but their scholarships are even better.

Financial aid powerhouse couple, Gen and Kelly pass out scholarships every spring and fall semester to students worthy of the award.

The students should be able to describe their academic goals and past achievements, although there are no clear rules about the requirements of GPA or SAT to achieve it,

The selection will be basically on the quality of their personal statement, while they must submit application forms no later than July 31, 2019. Students not currently in school must plan to enroll in a higher education program within 12 months.

In 2001 they awarded the first scholarship and since then the scholarship program has been awarding money to help students pay for college or graduate school.

The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications. And will not get an advantage or disadvantage with regards to financial or academic circumstances.

The independent panel of judges is in charge of the selection of the winner, where they consider primarily the quality of the personal statement/essay the applicant brought.

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