Scholarship Mom Tip #158: No Nagging

father nagging teenA very popular complaint that I hear from parents goes something like this, “I remind my student over and over to apply for scholarships, but it doesn’t seem to help”.

No, nagging does NOT work, especially when it comes to teenagers.

Try having this dialogue instead:

“I found a scholarship that you would be a great candidate for, let’s set aside a time to brainstorm essay ideas together. That scholarship money would really help us afford ”

Students respond well to:

  1. The fact that you are not expecting them to apply for scholarships all on their own.
  2. The subtle reminder that scholarship money helps pay for THEIR dream school.

Don’t expect students to just jump into the college scholarship process and happily apply for as many scholarships as they can. Partner with them and keep their college dream in front of them to motivate and encourage them. Remember, teamwork makes the dream work!

Related: The Scholarship Essay TipMost Students Miss




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Author: Monica Matthews

Monica Matthews is our favorite scholarship mom! After helping her son win $100,000 in scholarships for his college education, she founded to share what she learned along the way and now she's sharing her tips with Smart College Visit!

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