Here is a great way to ensure you will lose any scholarship competition you enter. I guarantee if you take the attitude these two people share, you are definitely going to lose! more after the jump
The identities of the Tumblr’s that wrote this have been obscured to protect the self-defeating, but suffice it to say it doesn’t matter who they are. If they never get in the game, they don’t really matter do they. It’s a harsh thing to say, but it’s true. I have never met a student who said, “there is no way I’m going to win this thing”, and won big. This Monday, get your attitude correct and think like a winner. Your immediate advantage over others is that you applied at all! So many self-eliminate that odds are better than they would be if everyone took part. But don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security. Remember the three “P’s” of scholarship work:
Be Proactive Get out there and search on Kaarme, FastWeb, and Broke Scholar for scholarships. But don’t stop there; look into career associations, local organizations in your hometown, and most importantly the school you plan to attend for potential funds.
Be Persistent It doesn’t come right away, it takes time to apply and make sure each package is correct and accurate with all the parts assembled in order. Be assured, even with over $250,000 in aid to my name, even I received plenty of no’s. But it was the Yes’s that kept me going!
Be Precise Scholarship applications speak on behalf of the applicant, so make sure they are accurate and complete. it’s critical to become a detail oriented person that fills out every blank, doesn’t go over word counts, and makes a perfect package.