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Tuition Tuesday: How Many Scholarships Can You Actually Win?

R. Gabrielle McCormick

When it comes to scholarships, everyone wants to know how many they can “actually win”.

But is this really the right question to ask? In my opinion, no.

Instead of wondering how many scholarships you can win, ask yourself if your current scholarship strategy matches the cost of the university you or your […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Scholarship Questions to Ask Financial Aid and Admissions

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had many students and parents ask me about financial aid and scholarships.

One thing to keep in mind is that even if you don’t qualify for any government aid, there are still special programs and initiatives your current or potential university may offer.

Here are a few questions […]

By |September 12th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Why You Must Begin Winning Scholarships NOW

R. Gabrielle McCormick

A lot of students and parents prolong the scholarship process because they believe they have enough time to “figure it out”. But consider this piece of advice I received many years ago:

“I know I work well under pressure, but it’s not the deadline that creates that pressure. It’s the consequence […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

From Tragedy to Triumph: How to Tell Your Scholarship Story

R. Gabrielle McCormick

This week, thousands of families in the Houston area have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Devastation like this always reminds me of those across the country who have survived tornados, wildfires, earthquakes, and more.

And while you may have never experienced a natural disaster, I’m sure there’s something that has happened to you over […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Finding the RIGHT Scholarship Support

R. Gabrielle McCormick

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a conference with over a thousand entrepreneurs.

While sitting in one of the large banquet halls, I found myself gazing at the massive chandeliers. Hundreds, probably thousands of pieces of glass created these works of art.

However as I stared a little […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Dealing with Scholarship Fear

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Scholarship fear is real because of our uncertainty regarding our performance.

The fear of the unknown can often paralyze us or manifest in ways that are unhealthy.

We don’t know where to look to find scholarships we’re eligible for.

By |August 8th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Are You Sure You Really Want to Win Scholarships?

R. Gabrielle McCormick

“The caliber of my hustle will never make sense until you grasp the magnitude of my target.”
Tyler Harris

Don’t let the glitz and glam of what you see on social media about scholarships fool you and your family.

You don’t see the late nights and early mornings.
You don’t hear the […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Scholarship Motivation for the End of Your Summer Break

R. Gabrielle McCormick

As we near the end of summer break, I have a question for you: Is your scholarship momentum increasing or decreasing?

In case you need a little push to get things done or encouragement to keep going – here’s some motivation from one of my former high school art teachers.


Jaco’s Rules for […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Apply for Scholarships Based on Your Extracurricular Activities

R. Gabrielle McCormick

The other day on Facebook, I saw a video showcasing “palm painting portraits”. It’s okay…I had never heard of the terminology either.

It’s when an artist paints a realistic portrait on the palm of their hand, then uses their palm as a stamp. The paint is transferred from their hand to the canvas, […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Planning Your Scholarship Work, Working Your Scholarship Plan Part 3

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Over the 4th of July break, I really dissected the message behind Parts 1 and 2 of this series…and I realized I had missed something very important: The Art of Finishing.

We often struggle with getting started, but completing a project can be equally challenging.

Think about the papers you start and finish a […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments