R. Gabrielle McCormick

Some things just don’t microwave well.

For example, you probably wouldn’t want a steak that’s been cooked in the microwave. Although it would be edible, it wouldn’t be appealing to your taste buds.

How about a steak that’s cooked in the oven, on the stove, or on a countertop grill? I’m sure it would dramatically increase the flavor.

But there’s something about a grilled steak…

The grill marks, the seasoning, the tenderness…

A steak can’t be cooked in a matter of minutes, it takes time; your scholarship essays take time too!

Winning scholarship essays don’t happen overnight! Give your essays and applications enough time to develop.

Then, and only then, do I encourage you to speed up the process because you will have gained enough experience to know exactly what to do in the future. You’ll know what it takes to write a WINNING essay.

Use this information on this week’s scholarship picks:

  1. 2017 Ocean Awareness Student Contest: Students in middle school and high school can apply for this scholarship. All you have to do is submit a piece of visual art, poetry, prose, or film that makes viewers reflect on the impact of ocean pollution, inspires them to consider possible solutions, and challenges them to take action.
    Award: $100 – $1,500
    Deadline:June 19, 2017
  2. ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship: The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U. S. post-secondary institutions. Eligible applicants in Texas must live in the following cities: Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Dallas, El Paso, or San Antonio. Please visit the sponsoring site for additional information and application details.
    Awards: Up to $20,000
    Deadline: June 30, 2017
  3. GoodCall Scholarship: High school, undergraduate, and graduate students can apply for this scholarship. All you have to do is share with the committee about a great decision you’ve made in your life.
    Award: $2,500
    Deadline: June 30, 2017
  4. Future Counselors of America Scholarship: This annual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates and graduates majoring in psychology who seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: June 30, 2017

Happy Tuition Tuesday ☺