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Tuition Tuesday: Planning Your Scholarship Work, Working Your Scholarship Plan Part 2

R. Gabrielle McCormick

I really hope that you took last week’s Tuition Tuesday post seriously.
It was a busy week for me (I’m finishing up 125+ pages of content for a new scholarship resource), so make sure you refresh your memory by clicking here.

Now that you’ve planned the work you’re going to do over the remainder […]

By |June 27th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

FAFSA Week 35 Update | Goal Met!

College Access & Success Advocates,

CONGRATS! 14,938 (53%)* of Dallas County seniors have completed the FAFSA as of May 26. This is 4,176 more seniors with complete applications compared to where you all were May 26 last year.

Shout Outs:

In 12 out of 15 districts, more than half of seniors have completed FAFSA applications. DeSoto ISD and Uplift Education have the highest […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

R. Gabrielle McCormick

By now, you should know that what you do over the summer can hurt or help your chances of winning scholarships.

Because of this, I want to make sure that you have a strategy. The next two Tuition Tuesdays will be devoted to helping you create a summer scholarship plan.

I’m not asking you […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Why Winning Scholarship Essays Take Time

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Some things just don’t microwave well.

For example, you probably wouldn’t want a steak that’s been cooked in the microwave. Although it would be edible, it wouldn’t be appealing to your taste buds.

How about a steak that’s cooked in the oven, on the stove, or on a countertop grill? I’m sure it would […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

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!

College Access & Success Advocates –

Please see below for information on the following:

Week 31 FAFSA Update
Summer Programs + Events
Professional Development
Programs to Know About
50% FAFSA Club
FAFSA reports- previous weeks

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