R. Gabrielle McCormick
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Every week when I sit down to write my Tuition Tuesday posts, I always think about what has occurred over my week. I wonder how things that are happening in my life can inspire you to keep going because I’m a student just like you; I’m in the scholarship and college ocean, rowing my boat just like you. The only difference is that I’m a little further ahead of you. Each week I’m reporting back to you information that you need to be prepared. Some things you may be currently going through, but if not – you’ll have your scholarship support team to help you through any challenge or difficulty.

This past week my eighty-two-year-old grandmother’s mental health slightly declined. While she is doing better now, it was definitely a scary and stressful ordeal. The positive thing is that she shared a ton of family stories. So I pass this piece of advice to you…Make sure you’re capturing the stories of your family members before it’s too late. Love should not be celebrated only on Valentine’s Day. Celebrate throughout the year by spending time with those you love.

I don’t think any further clarification is needed. Just do it.

Your scholarship support team is designed to keep you going when you are thrown a major life curveball. Use some of the stories regarding your family for this week’s scholarship picks:

    1. GreenPal Business Scholarship: The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. High school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply.
      Awards: $2,000
      Deadline: February 28, 2015
    2. Tutor the People Essay Scholarship: This scholarship is for one student who best exemplifies the spirit of helping others achieve success.
      Award: $500
      Deadline: February 20, 2015
    3. The Annual Steward J. Guss College Student Scholarship: This yearly scholarship is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on present and future students with the desire and potential to succeed. To qualify for the Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship you must be an aspiring or current college student and must participate in the essay competition based on their prompt.
      Award: $1,000
      Deadline: March 1, 2015
    4. Frame My Future Scholarship: Submit an original, digital creation showing how you frame your future.
      Awards: Five $1,000 Awards
      Deadline: March 3, 2015

I’m here to support you. If you need any help, please make sure that you reach out! Happy Tuition Tuesday ☺