I want to make sure we build upon a key strategy I shared with you last week. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, check it out here.
As my birthday approaches, I’ve enjoyed hearing stories surrounding my birth and past birthdays. Not only that, I generally tend to spend time reflecting on what has occurred or happened over the previous year. Combining this information gives me the ability to not only make my scholarship essays more personal, but also to give them more depth.
I want you to think about some things that have happened around your birth or past birthdays. These things could help take your scholarship essays to the next level or provide you with some inspiration to get started. To do so, answer these questions:
- Were there complications during the pregnancy?
- Did something happen in the delivery room?
- What happened immediately after you were born?
- How were your first few days and weeks of life?
- Has anything monumental happened on your birthday? What? How did it impact you?
- Have you had any birthday parties that were memorable? Why?
These are just a few questions you can ask. Dig deep. These answers are helping you to create your “High-Low-High” and “Low-High-Low-High” transitions.
Now I want to challenge you. When your birthday comes around, think about how you’ve grown and changed as a person. Reflect on your accomplishments, goals, and setbacks. What does the next age look like for you? Use your answers from the questions and your reflection to tackle this week’s scholarship selections:
- Say NO To Bullying Student Contest: You may have lived it, you may have feared it, you may have witnessed it, we’ve all been a part of bullying at one time or another and we want to know what lengths you would go to help protect others from the devastating effects of bullying.
Awards: $800, $500, and $300
Deadline: October 21st
- Horatio Alger National Scholarships: These scholarships are for high school seniors who have plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives and demonstrate the following: a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited US college/institution; critical financial need; involvement in co-curricular and community activities; and integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
Award: Varies (Numerous Awards Given)
Deadline: October 25th
- Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship: Apply for this scholarship by creating a survival plan for a Zombie Apocalypse!
Award: $2,000 (Multiple Awards)
Deadline: October 31st
- Veterans United Foundation Scholarship: The program’s primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding up to twenty $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books each semester.
Award: $2,000 (20 Awards Given)
Deadline: October 31st
Happy Birthday fellow Libras!!! Happy Tuition Tuesday ☺