Luck is believing you’re lucky. ~ Tennessee Williams
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I love this quote by Tennessee Williams and can relate it to college scholarship winning on several levels.
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, they will feel empowered and excited about the scholarship process. Will luck help them win? Maybe not, but the belief that they are lucky will give them extra push that is needed when the school year draws to a close and scholarship applying burn-out 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 scholarships to apply for, saving students’ time and motivating them to apply for even more scholarships.
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.
Do you believe you or your student are lucky and motivated enough to win college scholarships? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!