Man at restaurant: Excuse me waiter, could you come here?
Waiter: Is everything okay?
Man: Everything is fine, but would you please try my soup?
Waiter: I’m sorry, sir, we really can’t do that.
Man: No I won’t say anything, please try my soup.
Waiter: Well, is there something wrong with the soup?
Man: No, but will you please try the soup?!
Waiter: Okay, okay… Where’s the spoon?
Teacher: “Let me hear how far you can count.”
Eugene: “One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, jack, queen, king.”
Teacher: “I hope I didn’t see you looking at Fred’s book, Tommy.”
Tommy: “I hope you didn’t, too, sir.”
Undoubtedly, some readers thought these short jokes were funny. However, others may not have laughed at all. When writing scholarship essays be extremely careful about using humor. The things you think are funny may be seen as offensive. On the other hand, be equally as cautious when sharing certain personal stories. Your seriousness could lead to the committee feeling uncomfortable or uneasy. Instead, try to create a balanced tone that will give you the edge you need to stand above the crowd.
This week’s scholarships are nothing to joke about. Here they are:
- STEM Voice Video Competition: Calling all 5th-12th grade students that like science, technology, engineering, and math. Create a video telling why STEM is important or who your STEM hero is and why.
Deadline: April 21st
- Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest: Here, describe a character from a book you have read and how he/she has influenced you. Then promote your entry on social media.
Deadline: April 15th
- Medium “Extra Credit” Scholarships: Seniors! This scholarships allows you to use your college entrance essays. Three winners will be selected. You’ve already done the work, so why not apply?
Deadline: May 19th
- PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival: Ages 9-25, here’s another “opportunity” scholarships. I wanted to make sure I gave you enough time to create this short video on migration, diversity, and inclusion.
Award: Winners from each age category will win a trip to New York, professional opportunities, and the chance to present their work at events around the world
Deadline: June 27th
Happy Tuition Tuesday!