R. Gabrielle McCormick

Recently, I was reading an article regarding how high achievers are able to accomplish so much within a short period of time. More importantly, it outlined how they move forward if they’re not seeing any results.

According to the blog Early to Rise, high achievers classify their goals based on what’s needed for their obtainment; specifically, they determine if their failure to reach a goal is a result of their lack of commitment or their lack of skill.

By then creating a plan to either remain dedicated or to learn the necessary knowledge, these individuals end up reaching their goals in a shorter amount of time.

Imagine how your scholarship success would skyrocket if you spent a few minutes labeling which scholarship tasks were undone as a result of your lack of commitment or skills. How would that impact your results and your family’s financial future?

This week, I challenge you to assess your scholarship goals. What’s needed? Commitment or skills?

If commitment is needed, find an accountability partner that will check in with you for the next 7 days to see if you’re following through.

If skills are needed, begin to find information online to strengthen those areas.

By doing this quick exercise, you’ll start to move forward and hopefully win some scholarships!

Here are this week’s scholarships:

  1. The “Don’t mess with Texas” Scholarship: This scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and communities and build awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative. Please visit the link for more details.
    Award: $2,000-$6,000
    Deadline:May 5, 2017
  2. HALO Branded Solutions Scholarship Contest: HALO Branded Solutions seeks to support the next generation of marketing leaders and innovators through our college scholarship contest. To apply, students must be undergraduate students. All you have to do is answer a question about your favorite brand.
    Awards: 1st – $1,500, 2nd – $1,000, and 3rd – $500
    Deadline: May 8, 2017
  3. Foot Locker Foundation Inc. UNCF Scholarships: Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. provides support for educational and sports programs across the country that equip children and young adults with the necessary tools to achieve their goals and be successful in life. Continuing in its efforts to serve in the community, Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. has partnered with UNCF to fund this scholarship program for students attending a UNCF member college or university during the fall of 2017. High school seniors and current college students are eligible to apply.
    Award: Up to $5,000
    Deadline: May 12, 2017
  4. Westway Electric Supply Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school seniors and currently undergraduate students. To apply, students must submit an essay about their school or university’s energy waste.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: May 12, 2017

Happy Tuition Tuesday ☺