Monica Matthews, The Scholarship Mom

Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that” in regards to helping families navigate the scholarship process. Her methods of helping students find college scholarships, write compelling essays, and create unique application packets have taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars. Her scholarship tips have been featured in several publications such as U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, and The Penny Hoarder. Monica has been dubbed The Scholarship Mom and “Go-To” expert on college scholarships. You can find her winning tips and scholarship blog at

Monica’s tips may be found in the following episodes:

Monica’sTipEpisode #
Advice on parenting college students
– on the Scholarship Shark podcast
where Coach Christine met her!
Scholarship Shark College Moms
episode information.
College Scholarships Intro: SMART Method60
SMART Scholarship Applications: S66
SMART Scholarship Applications: M91
SMART Scholarship Applications: A91