Say Hello To Your New Job
Yes, at times even researching scholarships can seem like a pain in the butt (never mind applying for them). As a student you already have enough on your plate. But consider the alternatives. You need money for school, and you don’t have it. If you don’t get it through scholarships, you’ll have to get it through the sweat of your own brow—or that of your family. Look at it objectively: Any student not consistently applying for scholarships apparently would rather work all summer for $10 per hour than spend a couple hours filling out an application for many multiples of that.
To some degree, I get this. Sometimes the process feels like a big fat gamble. At least we know we can expect a paycheck at the end of the week in return for stuffing taco shells or trimming hedges. While the time put into a scholarship application may or may not come to fruition due to the fiercely competitive nature of the venture, I all but guarantee if you took a couple hours a day or a few on a weekend and treated it like part time employment you’d find it worthwhile. I have yet to talk to or read about multi-scholarship winners and not pick up on a direct correlation between output and income, particularly among those who took the time first to develop a strategy.
Keep reading around for ways to not only work harder, but also smarter. But you’re gonna have to do both to achieve any level of success in this area.