College Scholarship Tip: Make Minutes Matter
Parents, use this college scholarship tip to encourage your teens to apply for and win more awards!
(Post updated December 2019)
Students will be more receptive to working on college scholarships when they have a clear goal or time frame in mind. Teenagers are a tricky group. Ask them to “Go out and win college scholarships” and you will more than likely get the typical teen eye-roll, as well as the response, “I don’t know how”.
Sitting down together for 15 minutes a day, setting a timer if necessary, takes the fear away and allows you and your teen to walk through the process quicker and more accurately.
Once they start, they will often want to continue beyond the planned time as they realize scholarship work is not as hard as it sounds.
Do the math and share with them that working on scholarships for 15 minutes a day adds up to 105 minutes a week, which is 420 minutes or 7 hours a month!
The biggest hurdle is often just getting started, so don’t be afraid to get creative with ways to entice your student to take the leap and plunge into the big wide world of college scholarships! Not sure where to start? Use the steps clearly outlined in my scholarship guides and help your student along the way.
When they win scholarships, you also win with less stress about where the money is going to come from for college tuition, books, housing, and all the extra fees that come with university life.
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