Scholarship Mom Tip #176: Waiting for Scholarship Awards Requires Patience

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Waiting for award decisions can be a frustrating time for those parents and their students who have put in the hard work it takes to apply for as many scholarships as possible. Many students get so impatient that they give up the whole process completely and stop applying as they get busier and busier with school and job commitments. An important key to staying dedicated and consistent in the scholarship process is patience. Students and their parents need to apply for scholarships all through high school, through graduation, and into the summer before going to college.

“Nothing happens and nothing happens and then…everything happens!” Fay Weldon

Scholarship winners are notified year round, but the majority of organizations offering scholarships will let students know if they are winners from late spring to midsummer.

Patience, patience, patience!

Additionally, when students get to college, guess what? There are even more scholarships to apply for! Once a student has gotten familiar and comfortable with the scholarship process, they will be open to applying for those offered to college students. THAT is how students can win more scholarships and reduce college debt one scholarship at a time.

Related: To Win College Scholarships, Never Give Up 


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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 How2WinScholarships.com to share what she learned along the way and now she's sharing her tips with Smart College Visit!

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