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 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 enough strength to follow suit.

But Finnick…

Finnick is seen being carried into the water because he is too weak.

Some of you are like Finnick when it comes to scholarships. You don’t have the strength to move forward. You’re tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed, which causes student loans to become inevitable.

I’m here to encourage you to keep going. Now is not the time to quit! Commit! and I are like Peeta and Katniss, we’re here to carry you until you experience relief. If you’re struggling and need help, please make sure that you reach out. I want you and your family to avoid as many student loans as possible.

Here are this week’s scholarship picks:

  1. A Voice for Animals Contest: This contest is open to students between the ages of 14-18. Within each age bracket, there are various competitions regarding climate change and animal welfare. Please see the sponsoring organization’s site for further details.
    Multiple Awards: Up to $650
    Deadline: April 10, 2017
  2. 21st Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest If you’re a high school junior or senior and have read The Tempest, apply for this scholarship!
    Awards: 5 – $1,000 scholarships
    Deadline: April 14, 2017
  3. Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship These scholarships are open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are attending a HACU-member institution.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: April 14, 2017
  4. Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are between the ages of 8-18. Students must be currently working on an inspiring service project or have completed one in the past 12 months.
    Award: 15 – $5,000 scholarships
    Deadline: April 15, 2017

The next time you see a movie marathon, see what scholarship lessons you learn and let me know! Happy Tuition Tuesday ☺