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 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?
  • How did you manage your time between applying for scholarships, homework, and additional extracurricular activities?
  • If you could do anything differently when paying for college, what would it be?
  • Is there any other scholarship advice you can share?

While these questions may seem simple, the value they provide is priceless. Ask a few graduates over the upcoming weeks about their college experience to help you create a unique scholarship plan.

Use the information you discover when applying for these scholarships:

  1. B. Davis Scholarship: This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors, as well as all college students. Share your thoughts about what it takes to be a leader for your chance to win $1,000 towards your college education.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline:May 22, 2017
  2. Fifth Month Scholarship: For this scholarship, students must be 13 years of age or older. To apply, all you have to do is write an essay about the significance of the number five.
    Awards: $1,500
    Deadline: May 31, 2017
  3. College Is Power Scholarship: The C.I.P scholarship requires applicants to be 17 years of age and older. Students must be currently enrolled or planning to attend a post-secondary institution within the next 12 months. The application consists of a short essay regarding attending college.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: May 31, 2017
  4. Get up! Get active! Scholarship: High school and college students are eligible to apply for this scholarship and the application is super easy. Just answer one of their questions regarding tackling your weaknesses in 3-5 sentences!
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: May 31, 2017

Happy Tuition Tuesday ☺