Considering that the average college student graduates with almost $40,000 in student loans and nationwide Americans owe over $1.5 trillion in student debt, graduating college without that burden is one of my greatest accomplishments.
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Finally! You did it! All those hours of applying have finally paid off! You won a scholarship! I am so proud of you. You’re not done yet though. Here’s what you do after you’ve won a scholarship.
I know taking out a student loan can be scary and in this case, I would say a healthy dose of fear can do you some good. Let that fear motivate you to pay off those loans aggressively. Student loans can be a huge financial burden that can weigh you down for decades if you’re not careful.
The conversation these questions will prompt will lead you to more questions. If you run out of time, don’t freak out. Keep a record of your conversation and the questions you have left. If you need to make another appointment, do it right then and there or send a follow-up email with your questions if they don’t require another session.
If you are an amazing student, whoever writes a letter for you wants to do it well. Give them as much material and time to write a killer letter.
This 4-part infographic is a condensed version of a longer article and video I made on scholarships.
Use these tips to start exploring the scholarship world! I promise you there are MILLIONS of dollars worth of untapped potential out there! If you need more help, you know how to find me! #achievementconsulting
If you just started your scholarship search, this is a great place to start. I'll break down what you need to know to be successful in your scholarship journey. After reading this article, if you are still nervous about this whole scholarship thing then please do not hesitate to reach out to me! Scholarships are definitely my thing so consider me a resource!