Over the past 15 years, college scholarship strategist Jean O’Toole, has spoken before thousands of students, inspiring them to pursue their academic dreams. Now she has a new book out that helps them afford those dreams, Scholarship Strategies: Finding and Winning the Money You Need (Morgan James Publishing, Trade Paper, 128 pages, $17.95, ISBN: 987-1-64279-482-3). “You don’t need to be academically at the top of your class ,a star athlete, or a student with financial need t in order to qualify for thousands of dollars of scholarship opportunities,” asserts O’Toole, co-founder of Connections101, a youth empowerment company specializing in motivational tools for outside scholarship searching. O’Toole has helped students win thousands of dollars, including some individuals that were awarded up to $200,000. “Money for college is out there,” she encourages. “You just need to know where to find it and how to win it. It’s all about working smarter and not harder.