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Connections101 is a youth empowerment company specializing in motivational tools for scholarship searching. Thousands of students have started scholarship “money missions” thanks to Connections101

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Scholarship Strategies – Finding and Winning the Money You Need by scholarship expert, Jean O’Toole, provides 25 clear strategies on how to work smarter and not harder on the scholarship search process. 

“Definitely read this if you don’t want a pile of student loan debt.”

— Kathryn Fedora

“This book will help you pay for college!”

— Elizabeth Mon

“This Book COULD Change Your Life”

— W. Terry Whalin

There are more than 44 million borrowers in the United States who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. 

Meet the Founders

Jean O’Toole is the co-founder of Connections101. She is an empowerment coach, life designer, author and speaker. Jean is an expert in scholarships for students of all ages as well as guiding individuals to living their most abundant lives.  Over 150,000 students nationwide have attended her presentations. Her strategies have helped students win up to $200,000 for college.

Founder and owner, Ken Metz has been focused on assisting young people achieve their dreams for over 20 years. With an extensive background in advertising, marketing and event planning, he has facilitated opportunities for schools and educational organizations by connecting them to resources. As a parent, he cares deeply about the future of the cost of continued education. His aim with Connections101 is to assist families overcome financial obstacles pertaining to college costs.