On this February 19th, 2014 episode we interview Vincent Cabansag of The Starter League (@VCabansag) about their particular teaching style at their DevSchool, and how his time as a student there led to him eventually working there. In addition we listen to three students discuss how they approach paying for college in different ways.
Be concise: You have between 100-300 words for a response to each question. Given the number of apps they may get, you need to keeps your words economical.
Don’t be Shy: This one is looking for pride; pride of self, pride of background, pride of accomplishment. This is not time to be a shy-guy/gal and stick to the sidelines. You need to push yourself out there as the best candidate because YOU ARE, not because YOU WILL BE! The law firm that offers this was founded by a man who didn’t start out speaking english well and had to pull himself up by his bootstraps. He is looking for people like himself when it comes to tenacity.
Dont depend on your ethnicity or poverty to get you the win: This one could care less if you are white, black, hispanic, or laotian. It cares about the level of pride you exhibit and your determination. While finances may have some impact, it is not the end all be all. You still have to present yourself the correct way.
This scholarship is a perfect example of a general scholarship where the competition will be broad and undefined. Keep in mind a solid and carefully thought out strategy will make all the difference when you apply. No matter what, good luck!
On this February 5th, 2014 episode we interview Chris Long of Cappex.com (@Cappex) about their online scholarship search tool we talk about what makes this one so unique and how to make the most of it. Our scholarship of the week is The Boren Scholarship for International Studies The scholarship for students going abroad is sponsored by the Institute of international studies in Washington DC. Also we talk to a student on how to best place their assets before signing the FAFSA.