"I want a scholarship!
Will you pay for my flying?"
One day I will be able to provide scholarships and would love to help a deserving pilot earn their wings, or a student with a thirst for education to attend college, when life has thrown them into a typhoon and the headwinds are too strong to fly.
The reality is... that those who ask for money are usually the last to receive the money.
I have had the opportunity to be on the selection process of many scholarships. Who are the recipients? I think it's time to share a little insider knowledge.
Who Wins the Scholarship?
- Are leaders in their communities, giving of their time, and effort.
- Have worked (sometimes multiple jobs) to make ends meet.
- Have achieved success, despite all obstacles.
- Have proven they won't allow the opportunity to be wasted.
- Display dedication and accomplishment.
- Are optimistic, positive, and motivated.
- Always work toward their goals.
- Have a well written essay.
- Give more than they take.
- Follow directions.
Scholarships are out there. It is up to you to find them. That in itself is part of the equation...you putting in the effort. Nothing in life is free. But for those willing to work hard, there are many people willing to help. The extended hand asking for a free ride without the effort, does not cut it. I personally know too many young people who are working hard toward their dreams, that are deserving of these awards. Those students would be on my scholarship list.
What are your feelings about scholarships? If you have not been able to receive one and you fit the profile above, share your experience. We can help point you in the right direction.
For everyone else, what qualifications would you expect before you would award someone a scholarship?
Enjoy the Journey!