About the Author



SHAY SPIVEY, BSW, MSW 
Scholarship and Financial Aid Consultant
Indianapolis, Indiana

Shay Spivey, BSW, MSW was awarded over $100,000 in scholarships and free financial aid to return to college!  Shay is a mental health therapist and financial aid consultant specializing in helping students understand and prepare to win scholarships for college.  She is the founder of the Scholarship Advisor Program in Indianapolis, Indiana and the publisher of scholarshipadvisor.blogspot.com, a blog providing advice and resources for winning scholarships.  

Shay earned her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University.  She has studied scholarships and free financial aid for over 7 years and developed a passion for helping others find free money for college.  Shay offers a unique combination of empathic counseling experience, motivational interviewing skills, and financial aid knowledge to educate, motivate, and guide students and parents through the scholarship and financial aid process.

Shay was able to pay for her undergraduate and graduate education entirely through scholarships and free financial aid.  Some of the scholarships and education awards Shay has been awarded include:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
Lois and Max Beren Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Spouses Education Scholarship
Executive Women International - Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship
Mutual Service Foundation Award
National Hook Up of Black Women, Inc. - Dr Wynetta Frazier Sister-to-Sister Scholarship
Altrusa International of Indianapolis Scholarship
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) - Carolyn Scott Harrison Chapter Scholarship
Indiana Black Expo Circle City Classic Scholarship
Indiana Extension Homemakers Association - Career Advancement Scholarship
Indiana University Foundation - Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Scholar Program
Indiana University School of Social Work Alumni Association
Indiana Women’s Education Foundation - Women In Transition Scholarship
Indiana Women's Education Foundation - Working Woman Scholarship
Indianapolis Women's Rotary Club Scholarship
IUPUI Center for Service and Learning - Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship
IUPUI Senior Academy Returning Student Scholarship
Norman Brown Diversity and Leadership Scholars Program

Shay is the parent of two exceptional daughters.  Her other areas of interest include but are not limited to: scholarships and free financial aid for private high schools, access to quality education, cultural competency, human rights, and equality.




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