R. Gabrielle McCormick

As we near the end of summer break, I have a question for you: Is your scholarship momentum increasing or decreasing?

In case you need a little push to get things done or encouragement to keep going – here’s some motivation from one of my former high school art teachers.


Jaco’s Rules for Art and Life
Ask yourself tough questions
Look the truth straight on
Play to your strengths
Be completely committed
Work harder than everybody
Be prepared to sacrifice
Be mentally tough
Explain the whys
Know your stuff
Build confidence
Act, don’t react
Keep it simple
Chase perfection
Focus on fundamentals
Run to win
If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile…


Each and every week until you go back to school, assess your scholarship progress. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO QUIT!

You must keep going in order to experience the level of scholarship success I know you need to pay for college. Use these rules to inspire you, as you apply for these scholarships:

  1. Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship: Appel Law Firm offers an annual scholarship to college and graduate students who have been survivors of car accidents and have overcome their injuries. The application consists of an essay describing their car accident, as well as additional supplemental information.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: August 1, 2017
  2. Band Together Scholarship: For this scholarship, students must submit a short essay explaining who has helped them get to where they are today. Any legal U.S. resident who is 18 years or older and is attending or will attend an accredited college or university is eligible to apply.
    Award: $500
    Deadline: August 1, 2017
  3. Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is open to all current, full-time students attending a college or university in the U.S. with at least a 2.5 GPA. To apply, students must write an essay discussing any of the following: their vision of business, entrepreneurial ideas, why this scholarship would be helpful in achieving their college dreams, and several other topics. Please see the sponsoring organization’s website for more details.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: August 1, 2017
  4. 2017 Raise Me Up Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to one full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants must have parents who are divorced and/or have been raised in a single-parent household. To apply, students must describe how their family worked together and communicated effectively to raise them, and how their family had a positive influence in their lives.
    Deadline: August 1, 2017

Happy Tuition Tuesday 😀