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Tuition Tuesday

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

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

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

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