Although I haven’t been watching them consistently, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have been generating a lot of buzz. Not because of the snowboarding, ice skating, and skiing, but because of the lodging conditions that athletes and media have been encountering.
Most notably, journalists have taken to social media over the last two weeks, tweeting and posting about their experiences. The lack of water, heat, and internet would be enough to drive any person crazy. Now I’ll admit, I probably would not have paid as much attention to the Winter Olympics had it not been for some of the hilarious rants. However, like a great journalist…they’ve managed to capture their experiences by doing their jobs.
The lesson is simple here. Just do your job! There’s no need for me to say anything else because you already know what to do. You have to do your job as a student that is college-bound or already in college. You have to apply for the scholarships and believe that you’ll do a good job. If you’re worried, you have the great team at Commit!, your school counselors, and others that have gone before you that aren’t afraid to reach back and help you.
This week’s scholarships give you the chance to show up for work. Here they are:
- Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: Compete in this math challenge with other high school juniors and seniors.
Award: $125,000 will be given away to the top teams.
Registration Closes: February 28th
- Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: You have a passion to succeed or else you wouldn’t have read this far. This scholarship allows you to showcase the differences you’ve made in the classroom and in your community.
Award: Up to $25,000 renewable for 4 years
Deadline: February 28th
- Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge: Create a 60-90 second video to promote safe driving. This scholarship is definitely short and to the point.
Deadline: March 13th
- Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Apprenticeship Experience: Curious about how a show ends up on TV? This apprenticeship with Steve Harvey will give you a behind-the-scenes opportunity in the TV and radio industries.
Award: $5,000 and hands-on experience.
Deadline: March 15th
These scholarships have extremely large award amounts and are on the national level. We’re sharing these opportunities with you because we know you have the capability to win them. For more scholarships, be sure you’re following @Commit2Dallas and @SIGuide because we’ll both be tweeting about other scholarships that can help you pay for college. Every dollar counts!
Ask yourself today…right now: What kind of job are you doing as a student? Are you studying now how you would study if you had a major exam or are you coasting through the school year? In order to get scholarships and opportunities, I need you to do your job. I need you to show up for work and continue to fight for your dreams. Go for the gold!