$1,000 CouponChief.com Scholarship Program, D: July 31, 2017, and Felecia Hatcher, author of THE “C” STUDENTS GUIDE TO SCHOLARSHIPS

Fail Your Way to Success

Felecia Hatcher wanted to go to college and was told by her guidance counselor she would not be able to go. She had a GPA that “fluctuated between a 2.1 and a 2.7” (5), and “won over a $100,000 to attend college” (back cover).

Felecia Hatcher, author of THE “C” STUDENTS GUIDE TO SCHOLARSHIPS and START YOUR BUSINESS ON A RAMEN NOODLE BUDGET, discusses the importance of sharing your failure story in the following TED Talk video:

As Ms. Hatcher mentions in her talk, our society is filled with stories of success, but we don’t hear the stories of failures.

Learning often involves failing. Remember back to something you know how to do well, such as play a video game  or sing a song or play a sport or do well in math or English.

Did you always know how to do that well? Remember, you had to fail before you became good– you had to try and try, readjust, make corrections, keep practicing, to get further, to become better, to become proficient.

You failed your way to success.

Many adults give up after only 5 or 7 or less tries. However, as a baby, you tried to walk and you had to fail over 100, over a 1,000 times, over many more times.

Did somebody stop and say to you, “Oh, walking seems too much for you. You’ve tried over 100 times. It’s time to rest. Walking doesn’t seem the thing for you.” No, you had enough courage and skill to keep going because your baby brain was smart enough not to stop.

Ask those people you admire have they ever had difficulties and when they say yes, then you ask them what did they do. Take notes if you can.

Fail your way to success and more college money.

I liked Felecia Hatcher’s THE “C” STUDENTS GUIDE TO SCHOLARSHIPS so much, I bought it as a resource.

If you are a Tennessee State University student, you can come by and look over the book, taking notes in room 117 in the Student Success Center.  You can email Mr. Turner at mjturner@tnstate.edu

Also, check the previous Scholarship Tigers blog for scholarships that require no GPA, only creativity and the willingness to try. And asking for help if you need it.

Hatcher, Felecia. The “C” Students Guide to Scholarships. Peterson’s Publishing, 2012.

A 2nd edition of this book exists.

Now, if you are ready to try, read some past blog entries and apply to scholarships. Make it your goal to apply to 10 scholarships by the end of August 2017.

Also, check out the scholarship below.

$1,000 CouponChief.com Scholarship Program, D: July 31, 2017


Selected criteria from the website:

 “Every year, we will award one Coupon Chief Scholarship winner with $1,000 to put towards higher education. The only requirement is to upload a 2-5 minute video to Youtube that details one of 2 things:

  1. Introduce yourself, mentioning your grade and college you will be attending.
  2. How you personally save money as a college student.

Your video must also include a short intro about your reasons for living a frugal lifestyle, and in the video description, link back to this scholarship page.

We may include your response in a blog post on our site, so please keep that in mind when making your response.


You must be a US resident enrolled in high school, college, or trade school to apply.


Creativity is encouraged, but we want to see top tips from someone that actually is genuinely passionate about saving money. We will judge videos on these criteria.


July 2017 Scholarships

Partial list of scholarships with July 2017 deadlines

July Scholarships

List of Scholarships with July 2017 deadlines

Both of these lists are compiled Jessica Velasco of JLV Counseling.

At the end of each page, click on NEXT to view more scholarships.

How to Receive Entire Blog Entries from ScholarshipTigers.com as They are Published

On the right hand side of the webpage, scroll down until you see the words, EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION.

If you enter your email address and click on the box, Sign me up, you should receive an email, and then all you have to do is confirm it.

You will then receive updates with scholarships and clues so that you can discover more college money and aim for less student debt.

You will receive the text of the entire blog post, and I try to blog twice a week.


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