R. Gabrielle McCormick

I really hope that you took last week’s Tuition Tuesday post seriously.
It was a busy week for me (I’m finishing up 125+ pages of content for a new scholarship resource), so make sure you refresh your memory by clicking here.

Now that you’ve planned the work you’re going to do over the remainder of the summer, it’s time to work your plan.

I recommend adding these 5 things to your daily schedule in order to finish the last half of summer break strong:

  1. Motivation: This is your reasoning behind your actions. Each day, remind yourself why you’re sacrificing your time and the consequences you’ll face if you don’t have enough scholarships to pay for college.
  2. Commitment: It’s the summer. I understand that you want to relax, hangout, work extra hours, and vacation. However, when you’re committed to something – you see your plan through. You’re going to have to commit to your daily scholarship activities.
  3. Responsibility: Most students complete their scholarship activities on their laptop. What does this mean? A higher likelihood that you could be distracted by social media alerts, emails, Buzzfeed quizzes, and anything else not related to scholarships. In order to execute your scholarship plan, you can’t let distractions get the best of you. When it’s scholarship time, be responsible enough to sign out, cut off, turn off, etc. the things that will deter you from accomplishing your goals.
  4. Confidence: All of the work you put into scholarships means nothing if you don’t have confidence in yourself and the work you’re doing.
  5. Flexibility: Learning how to consistently win scholarships takes time. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know how challenging it can be to keep up at times or to grasp certain ideas. Have some flexibility built into your schedule to learn, grow, and develop. However, DO NOT confuse flexibility with procrastination.

Add these things into your scholarship plan by going after this week’s upcoming scholarships:

  1. Bookoo Scholarship: Bookoo is offering a scholarship to high school seniors and college students. All you have to do is complete an application regarding your educational plans.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: July 1, 2017
  2. American Pavilion Annual General Education Scholarship: For this scholarship, applicants must submit a 1,000 word essay about their goals in education, as well as after graduation. To apply, students must be currently enrolled in college.
    Awards: $1,000
    Deadline: July 1, 2017
  3. The Savor Summer College Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. All you have to do is submit a recommendation letter and essay describing how you’re planning on using your summer vacation.
    Award: $500
    Deadline: July 1, 2017
  4. Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship 2017: Do you have fun travel stories to share? Have you traveled somewhere with a school group or sports team? Has a trip you’ve taken changed your way of looking at the world? If so, you’ll want to apply for this scholarship. Applicants who are ages 13-18 years old are eligible. Your application entry must consist of 600 word blog post, but can be about any trip you’ve taken in the last 5 years!
    Award: $250-$1,000
    Deadline: July 14, 2017

I leave you this week with a quote from Peter Drucker, “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”
Commit to your scholarship plan to finish up this summer!
Happy Tuition Tuesday !