Earning Scholarships Requires Practice
Submitted By Nippy Betz
Do you want to graduate college debt-free? Practice, practice, practice! Athletes, actors, authors, successful business people, etc., all have one thing in common; they had to practice before they became great at their craft. What do I mean by that? I’m glad you asked! I mean they needed to do something over and over and over again until they became the best! I read that Bruce Lee once said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Effectively applying for scholarships is that “one kick” your student needs to master.
Anything students want to be really good at over an extended period of time requires continual practice! To graduate college debt-free, you have to earn scholarships and figure out other ways to pay for college. The primary way to do that is to apply for scholarships, write great essays, submit great applications, etc. Too many parents allow their students to begin applying in 12th grade or the summer before their senior year, when they should be practicing as early as seventh grade! By waiting, many students end up in the scholarship game not properly prepared! You have to start somewhere, so apply for a scholarship today!
Successful scholarship winners need to approach the scholarship search just like Tim Duncan approached basketball! He practiced that mid-range jumper so much that it became almost automatic. Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is a machine at the free throw and the three-point line because he practices both shots religiously! The time to shoot your first free throw or three-pointer is not after you are already in the game. Waiting until after your junior year to apply for scholarships is exactly like waiting until the actual game to practice your different shots. That’s opposite of smart!
I’ve had some kids apply for eight months before finally earning their first scholarship, but it was worth the wait. Some have won a six-figure amount because they spent their time practicing that scholarship process (aka “kick”) over and over until they perfected it. After that, it becomes a numbers game that can lead to a full-ride scholarship after the scholarship season ends. Is your kid practicing today? Learn more at www.majorbetz.com/sli-events and meet me at an upcoming seminar/webinar! There is no shortage of scholarships, there never has been, there never will be. All there is, is a lack of knowledge on how to acquire them.