Jean O'Toole

Jean O’Toole is an educational consultant and author of the bestselling book, Scholarship Strategies Finding and Winning the Money You Need. Over the past 15 years, she has helped tens of thousands of students in the United States. Individuals collectively have been awarded millions of dollars by applying Jean’s scholarship strategies. In 2008, Jean co-founded Connections101, a company specializing in providing motivational tools for scholarship searching. It is her goal to empower students to design their paths to their future without college debt. Visit for more information, and follow Jean on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Amazing Scholarship Opportunities for Change Makers

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3 Summer Scholarship Strategies for Any Education Level

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7 Scholarships That Support LGBTQ+ Students and Allies

LGBTQ+ students and their allies have a ton of scholarship opportunities they may not even know about! Here are seven scholarships for students to apply to. read more

Scholarship Opportunities for Adults Returning to School

Adults returning to school often assume there's no scholarships for them, but that's not true! Here's how nontraditional students can find money for more

Scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Students

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, here are some scholarship action steps and opportunities for Asian American and Pacific Islander more

How to Get and Stay Motivated in the Scholarship Search

The scholarship search is meant to be continuous, but many students quit before they've hardly even begun. Here's how to get and stay motivated in the more

Students: Pay Attention to These Non-Fixed Scholarships

There's a certain type of scholarship all students should focus on: non-fixed scholarships. Read on to find out what they are and specific awards to apply more

3 FAQs About Timing in Your Scholarship Search Process

Students often wonder about the timing of the scholarship search. Our scholarship expert is here to answer your questions so you apply at the right time!read more

Scholarships for Women During Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, check out these scholarships from organizations that want to see amazing female students thrive in college and their future careers. read more

3 Myths You Should Know About Creative Scholarships

Creative scholarships are a great and often unutilized resource for paying for college. Here are three things you probably assume about them that aren't more