R. Gabrielle McCormick

A lot of students and parents prolong the scholarship process because they believe they have enough time to “figure it out”. But consider this piece of advice I received many years ago:

“I know I work well under pressure, but it’s not the deadline that creates that pressure. It’s the consequence of what happens if that deadline is not met. That’s what gets me to move, and that’s the problem with setting your own deadlines.

When you create a deadline for yourself, it’s also important to think about the consequence that comes with it. What will you really lose, or what will happen if you don’t do what you need to do by that certain time?

And if you find there isn’t any consequence on the other end, that’s when deadlines get pushed back without regret, and projects never get finished.”

-Pat Flynn

Setting scholarship deadlines is only the beginning. Establishing consequences will be what creates results.

Ask yourself, “What are the consequences I’ll face if I don’t begin finding and applying for scholarships today?”

Apply this piece of wisdom to your scholarship journey. Now is the time to get started. Now is the time to keep going.

Here are this week’s selections:

  1. DirectTextbook.com Haiku Scholarship Contest 2017: This scholarship contest is open to current college students. To apply, applicants must write an original haiku poem that captures the essence of what the word “Awaken!” means to them.
    Award: 6 – $500 Scholarships
    Deadline: September 10, 2017
  2. Cameron Impact Scholarship Program: The Cameron Impact Scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan on attending a four-year university, full-time. This four-year, merit-based scholarship is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). Educational expenses vary amongst higher institutions, but the scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.
    Award: 10-15 Scholarships Ranging from $20,000-$50,000 per annum
    Deadline: September 15, 2017
  3. CareerFitter Online Scholarship: If you’re a student that’s planning to enroll in college, already an undergraduate student, or in graduate school – this scholarship is for you! To apply, you must take a free career test and submit your results with an essay regarding your perfect career.
    Award: $500
    Deadline: September 15, 2017
  4. Global Teletherapy Academic Excellence Award: Global Teletherapy is offering a scholarship to current college and graduate school students. Students must submit an application that highlights their understanding about accepting responsibility to improve his or her community.
    Deadline: September 15, 2017

Happy Tuition Tuesday!