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Tuition Tuesday

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

Tuition Tuesday: Be Yourself

R. Gabrielle McCormick

Back when Adele’s “Hello” was released in 2015, I wrote a blog post about the things she taught me.

With now over 1 billion YouTube views, most of the comments reminisce on past love, crushes, relationships, and pain.

Why? Because of the power behind the lyrics. Adele is authentic. She represents love lost […]

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

Tuition Tuesday: A Tip for Writing Winning Scholarship Essays Fast

R. Gabrielle McCormick

If you want to write a winning scholarship essay fast, you need one thing: Focus.

Think about this as you read this story from Addicted2Success and how it relates to scholarships…
One day the Zen master wanted to show his students a new technique of shooting an arrow. He told his students to cover […]

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