R. Gabrielle McCormick

This past weekend, I enjoyed a nice walk at Katy Trail. Because of the beautiful weather, a ton of people were out with their families, children, dogs, bicycles, skates, and friends. Two individuals really stood out to me as I enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air. Initially the two of them jogged past me, conversing about their lives. However, something interesting happened on their way back…

Only one passed me.

I thought that the second jogger had exited the trail, leaving the other to finish. Oh, but I was surprised. About four minutes later, the second jogger approached. Although her feet were barely leaving the ground, she was still moving forward to catch up to her friend. As I came up a slight incline, I saw both the joggers continue down the trail…together. The first jogger had waited for her friend.

Scholarship season works the same way. You cannot go through this process alone. Make sure that you’re creating a scholarship support team around you because at times you will feel like you are not progressing very much at all. Take a look at some of the people you can reach out to today:

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Family Friends
  • Friends
  • University Connections

I’m serious. Involve these people in your scholarship season and process. Your support team will be there to cheer you on to continue your scholarship race. Keep working hard! Get your support team’s help with these scholarships:

    1. Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must have been diagnosed with ADHD. Students from each state will be selected as scholarship recipients. High school seniors and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.
      Awards: $2,000
      Deadline: February 18, 2015
    2. The Christophers 25th Annual Poster Contest for High School Students: High school students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to enter the annual Poster Contest for High School Students by creating a poster interpreting the theme One Person Can Make a Difference.
      Awards: 1st Place – $1,000, 2nd Place – $500, 3rd Place – $250, Up to 5 Honorable Mentions of $100 Each
      Deadline: February 18, 2015
    3. The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are community leaders and have been accepted to a four-year college.
      Award: $10,000
      Deadline: February 27, 2015
    4. Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships: The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship is for students pursuing majors related to health (high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students). This scholarship is based on your major (minors are not considered). Majors include: Medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related studies.
      Awards: Up to 46 recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship
      Deadline: February 28, 2015

Keep running the race folks! Happy Tuition Tuesday ☺