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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

Tuition Tuesday: What The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Revealed About Avoiding Student Loans

R. Gabrielle McCormick

I am guilty of allowing movie marathons to distract me from getting things done. This weekend was no different as I spent a little time watching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

While I did not watch the entire film, I caught the “poisonous fog” scene where Katniss, Peeta, and Finnick suffer from ghastly […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Never Forget This One Thing While Searching for Scholarships

R. Gabrielle McCormick

A Dish of Ice Cream

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?”

“50 cents,” replied the waitress.

The little […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Using Your Spring Break to Earn Scholarships

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Spring Break is finally here!

While I know that some of you are catching up on homework, traveling, or just relaxing, make sure that you set aside time for scholarships.

Commit to carving out 30 minutes a day over the remainder of your vacation. Use that time to:

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By |March 14th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Utilize the Systems of High Achievers for Scholarship Success

R. Gabrielle McCormick

I believe in studying success.

From athletes to teachers, CEOs, and musicians – I’ve learned that success leaves clues.

Although these individuals may come from different backgrounds, what unifies them are their habits. Take a look:

Michael Jordan entered the NBA with a questionable jump shot. Today, the same jump shot […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: How Social Media Impacts Your Scholarship Applications

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that social media has had a monumental impact on the way ideas, movements, and information spreads.

However, sometimes we need a small reminder on how our actions on social media influence other areas of our lives.

Even if your social media accounts are private, let’s not […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Picking the Best Words for Your Scholarship Essays

R. Gabrielle McCormick

This morning, my mom left her phone at home.

After finding it and checking to see if she had any missed calls, I noticed that she had a “Word of the Day” alert that said: Today’s word is: “Excoriate.”

Being the nerd that I am, I decided to Google the definition to see if […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments