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Tuition Tuesday: What to Do When You Find a Scholarship at the Last Minute

R. Gabrielle McCormick

I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but sometimes I find scholarships days before they’re due. In some instances, it’s the day of!

Here are a few tips I recommend for when you stumble upon a scholarship at the last minute:

Double check the application deadline. Depending on the […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Why Consistently Applying for Scholarships Matters

R. Gabrielle McCormick

This week’s Tuition Tuesday post is an “oldie but goodie”. It focuses on something that we sometimes overlook when going through the scholarship process: Growth.

Keep that word in mind as you read this week’s post…


In Asia, there’s something called a Chinese bamboo tree.

And although bamboo is quite common in […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Another Place to Find Scholarship Information

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Graduation season is upon us! With that comes a great opportunity for you to collect scholarship information.

As college graduates reflect on their experience, there are probably a few things you can learn – especially if you’ll be attending that institution.

Here are a few questions I suggest asking anyone that’s graduating:

Did you […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

FAFSA Week 31 Update | Goal Met!

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Week 31 FAFSA Update:

CONGRATS! 14,177 (51%)* of Dallas County seniors have completed the FAFSA as of April 28. This is 4,411 more seniors with complete applications compared […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: One Way to Find Scholarship Tips and Information

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Did you know that McDonald’s serves pizza?

I didn’t either until stumbling upon an article on Business Insider over the weekend. There are only three US locations that have it on the menu, so don’t feel bad!

Even though the article was interesting, it reaffirmed something for me about the internet: There’s a lot […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Scholarship Commitment V. Scholarship Skill

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Recently, I was reading an article regarding how high achievers are able to accomplish so much within a short period of time. More importantly, it outlined how they move forward if they’re not seeing any results.

According to the blog Early to Rise, high achievers classify their goals based on what’s needed for […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Scheduling Scholarship Time

R. Gabrielle McCormick

As some of you know, I’m a doctoral student.

While my dissertation takes up a lot of space on my calendar, I also have to manage balancing my scholarship coaching business, graduate assistantship, family, and applying for scholarships for myself. It’s a lot to keep up with!

Due to my schedule, I […]

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

Tuition Tuesday: Scholarship Tips (Prom Edition)

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Around this time of year, we enter into “Prom Season”.

While dresses and tuxedos are still a very important piece of the experience, one thing that’s really seen an upgrade over the years is the way students are being asked to prom i.e., “promposals”.

There are of course the cute and corny ideas like:


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

Tuition Tuesday: Dealing with Life and Scholarships

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Yesterday, I found out that one of my aunts has breast cancer.

Even though they caught it very early, the jarring news upset me.

As I spoke with my mom, she brought up how it could’ve easily been her, another aunt, or even me. That even though I’m under 30, young women like […]

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

Tuition Tuesday: Before You Hit the Panic Button, Read This About Paying for College

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Figuring out how you’re going to pay for college can be extremely stressful.

But before you hit the panic button, remember this:

Everything will be okay in the end.
If it’s not okay,
it’s not the end.

Don’t quit before you reach your goals.

You’re so close.

I believe in you and your abilities to pay […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments