“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Take a moment today to send a social media message to somebody you know is a college freshman. Ask them the following question: What is the one thing you wish you could have done before you went off to college? Let me take a wild guess here and write that many of them will respond: “I wish I had applied for more scholarships.”
The good news for you is that winter break is the PERFECT time to search, prepare, and submit scholarship applications that will assist you to pay for college. Another advantage of preparing during winter break is that many large scholarship awards are due in January. Certainly make sure to take some time to rest, but also make sure to schedule time to take care of business. Olympic Athlete Jesse Owens once said, “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Mr. Owen’s words perfectly describe the process of applying for scholarships. This will be a process that will require your determination, dedication, and self-discipline. Keep in mind that you have many people around you willing to help you through this process. Connect with your guidance counselors and teachers at school. Ask for their guidance and assistance through this process.
Iowa State University
In this edition of La Esquina De La Educación I wish to bring to your attention 2016-2017 scholarships available at the national level and your own district through your counselors’ web pages. Check constantly with your counselors about new opportunities or updates about existing opportunities. There are definitely a lot of great opportunities out there waiting for you…Échale Ganas! But before your start keep in mind the following tips:
Don’t overwhelm yourself with choices. Start with a list of five scholarships
Give yourself breathing room by striving to submit paperwork two days before the scholarship is due.
If your application requires an essay - have at least two counselors/teachers take a look at your essay.
Apply, Apply, Apply!
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Scholarships at the national level):
Carroll High School Scholarships:
Storm Lake High School Scholarships:
Denison High School Scholarships:
Resumen en Español:
Ahora es el momento de prepararse y aplicar para becas universitarias. Ayude a sus hijos/hijas a que hagan tiempo para aplicar durante estas vacaciones de Diciembre.
Hay muchas oportunidades disponibles en su comunidad. Consulte con los consejeros académicos para saber mas acerca de todas las oportunidad de becas disponibles a sus hijos/hijas.
Anime a su hijo/hija a buscar y aplicar a varias becas. Les recomiendo empezar con 5 becas.
Questions? Comments? I would love to hear from you!