2305, 2017

Tuition Tuesday: Why Consistently Applying for Scholarships Matters

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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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…

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

And although bamboo is quite common in the country, this particular tree can take up to five years before any noticeable changes occur. Can you imagine watering a tree daily, year-after-year, without seeing any results?!

But in year five, the tree that nobody ever believed would show signs of change, grows about 90 […]

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1605, 2017

Tuition Tuesday: Another Place to Find Scholarship Information

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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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 earn any scholarships? If so, how many and which ones?

What piece of advice would you give me when applying for scholarships at ______________________?

What piece of advice would you give someone majoring in ________________________ with the goals of entering the _________________ field?
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1505, 2017

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
Scholarships
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 to where you all were April 28 last year.To see a county and district-by-district breakdown of the data, click here.
To see a campus-by-campus breakdown, click here.

Shout Outs:

In 10 out of 15 districts, more than half of seniors have completed FAFSA applications.
DeSoto and Duncanville ISD have […]

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905, 2017

Tuition Tuesday: One Way to Find Scholarship Tips and Information

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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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 of information online and sometimes we overlook quality stories.

I read Business Insider articles for information about politics, education, and of course – business. However, I’m always open to exploring other topics and articles that appear. I never pigeonhole my learning.

Now, I’m not saying that discovering […]

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205, 2017

Tuition Tuesday: Scholarship Commitment V. Scholarship Skill

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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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 their obtainment; specifically, they determine if their failure to reach a goal is a result of their lack of commitment or their lack of skill.

By then creating a plan to either remain dedicated or to learn the necessary knowledge, these individuals end up reaching […]

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2504, 2017

Tuition Tuesday: Scheduling Scholarship Time

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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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 have to make sure I have a calendar that keeps me focused on my goals. Here’s how I do it:

Sundays: I conduct a review of the past week to look for areas where I can improve. I then schedule the upcoming week based […]

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1804, 2017

Tuition Tuesday: Scholarship Tips (Prom Edition)

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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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:

Buying someone a pizza and writing inside the box, “I know this is cheesy, but will you go to prom with me?”

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1104, 2017

Tuition Tuesday: Dealing with Life and Scholarships

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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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 myself are not immune.

Last night it was difficult for me to focus and work, so I turned on a movie. It just so happened to be the television premier of Jupiter Ascending. But in between cleaning, texting, and watching – I heard a line that […]

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404, 2017

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

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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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 for college with scholarships.

I know that at times it can seem like nothing is working out in your favor.

It’s only a test to see how bad you want it.

How committed you are to the process.

How determined you are to succeed.

How confident you are in…your […]

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2803, 2017

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

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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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 blisters. As they lay there in agonizing pain, Katniss began to crawl towards the end of a pond. She soon discovered that the salt water relieved some of the painful effects.

Afterwards, she encouraged the others to get in the water and experience relief. Peeta had […]

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