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SCHOLAR

This tutorial will help you succeed with scholarshipping. So, what is a scholar? This term is defined by Miriam Webster as 1 of 3 things.

1. Someone who goes to school

2. Someone with special study in an area/a learnt person.

3. The person holding the scholarship money.

My job with this seminar is to help you become the third definition by organizing your approach with a portfolio.


The scholarship portfolio can be a folder in your computer documents or a binder of any type. Keep your basic bio and all other personal scholarly information here. 

A biography can be made quickly, and is a synopsis of you. What you enjoy and are good at. Review your biography for assessing whether your profile would be in line with the values of the company to which you’re applying. Consider that the people reading your application will be judging it trying to find the right fit.

This is also where you will compile an exhibit of your skills:

Transcripts

Test scores

Accomplishments

Employee Reviews

Volunteer Activities

Letters of Recommendation

Samples of Essays or other work

Ideas for research or other projects you will be participating in



SHIP

Prepare your scholarship applications with prioritization. 

• Create a list of potential colleges, and contact financial aid administrators to ask for a current list and advice on obtaining scholarships.

• Many scholarship applications will require information from the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You will do best to get started on this regardless of your income and resources.

• Keep a close eye on deadlines.


One section near the front of your portfolio will be for building a calendar with planned days and times for your scholarshipping. Be sure to write in reminders of the deadlines to apply.


You can build reminders to alert your phone, or enlist a partner for peer accountability. The point is to organize time to meet your unique goals as a scholar, and add a way to enforce your own progress. 

Here is an example: “I will scholarship for 15 minutes 3 times per week.”


You do the math! When you are offered a 500$ scholarship that you spent 3 hours on preparing and applying, how much is that as an hourly wage? More than most day jobs, and will get an accredited education and skill set to build your professional brand.


There are many need-based, merit-based, and minority-based scholarships. Many businesses in any niche can get tax benefits for offering scholarships to employees. Other organizations have yearly scholarships that they offer and highlight the recipients on their advertising.

In other words, there are incentives that promote companies to offer your scholarship. 


In review, get your scholarship search organized. Now you have the best of my advice, and I hope these tips are helpful. Please share the free tutorial. This nurse will be adding updates for beta phase of teachable.com learning platform.

Thank you & kind regards,

Nurse Becca

-R. Nixon, RN


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