R. Gabrielle McCormick
I wanted to do something different this week. You see, Tuition Tuesday is about more than scholarships. It’s about preparing you to be the best student you can be. Scholarships just make the journey a lot easier.
You saw in the video that the movement started with one person. Before long, dozens of people were dancing. This week, I’m challenging you to find your “lone nut”. Look for guidance from a student that is a few steps ahead of you. If you’re too scared to ask them how they’ve been so successful, study them from afar. I’m not saying to develop stalker tendencies, but I am saying to learn and observe.
In order to become great at anything, you have to follow first. If you can determine why the committee selected them as the scholarship recipient, you’ve created an advantage for yourself. This “inside information”, if used correctly, will help you become a better candidate…maybe even “the candidate” for future scholarships.
Use some of the tactics and tools that your lone nut suggests or that you observe on these scholarships:
- MG James Ursano Scholarship Program:The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree.
Award: $1,000 (Renewable)
Deadline: May 1st
- I’m First Scholarship:This scholarship is awarded to 8 graduating high school seniors who will be the first in their family to go to college and are attending one of the 131 Full Partner Universities. (Texas schools include Hardin-Simmons, Rice, SMU, TCU, Texas State University, and U of H).
Award: $4,000 (8 Students)
Deadline: May 23rd
- The Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership: If you’re active in your community, this is for you. It recognizes the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working to protect our planet!
Award: $3,000 (multiple awards will be given)
Deadline: May 12th
- A Voice for Animals Contest:If you’re a high school student that actively participates in projects that promote the humane treatment of animals, this is for you. If you believe animals should be treated humanely, this scholarship is for you.
Deadline: May 25th
Happy Tuition Tuesday!