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Believe in College Scholarship Luck
Do you believe you or your student can win college scholarship money?
Really, really, REALLY believe it?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I love this quote by Tennessee Williams and can relate it to college scholarship winning on several levels.
Make sure the SMART applying strategies are used!
When students believe they have what it takes to win college scholarships, they will be motivated to find and apply for as many as they possibly can.
Most scholarship organizations do not announce winners until the spring, meaning that students need to keep applying all throughout the school year, not knowing if they will be winners.
If they BELIEVE they have what it takes to win and apply SMART, they will feel empowered and excited about the scholarship process.
I know how hard it is this time of year.
There are many scholarship deadlines to meet and hardly any winning announcements. (If this is you, read this right now.)
Whatever you do, encourage your students to NOT stop applying!
Will luck help students win more college scholarships?
Maybe not, but the belief that they are lucky will give them the extra push that is needed when the school year draws to a close and scholarship-applying burnout inevitably shows up.
Parents can do a great deal about helping to instill the fact that their students have what it takes to win college scholarships in several ways.
They can read over essays and give positive feedback, while at the same time providing helpful guidance such as,
“I love the idea you are trying to get across here, but maybe a few more descriptive words in your opening sentence will help draw the reader in quicker”.
Parents can also be the finders of scholarships and email their students lists of awards to apply for, saving students’ time and motivating them to submit even more applications.
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Students are lucky to have parents that want to partner with them in the scholarship process.
Parents are lucky when students win scholarship money, lessening the amount of money they may need to pay or borrow to help their students get through college.
Students, as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, think about how strongly you believe in yourself and dig deep to find the luck that is already inside of you.
Parents, never stop encouraging and motivating your students, especially in the college scholarship process.
When they win, you win!
Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that” in regard to helping parents and students navigate the scholarship process.
Her method of helping students in finding college scholarships, writing unique and compelling scholarship essays, creating amazing scholarship application packets, and more have taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars. She teaches them how to apply S.M.A.R.T. with outstanding results.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites, and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.