$1,000 Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness, Deadline: July 31, 2017, and How to Search for More than $100,000 in scholarships– Scholarships for Summer Completion Academy

In celebration of Summer Completion Academy, I want to point out several scholarships you can apply for.

$1,000 Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness, Deadline: July 31, 2017


Selected criteria from webpage:

“Who: Current high school or college students age 15 years or older.

What: This scholarship encourages students to identify and take action to improve a weakness and begin to transform it into a strength.

Amount: $1,000. May be used at any college to study any major.”

This scholarship only requires 3-5 sentences and answering a few questions. Literally, you create the answer by studying the page, looking at the resources on the website, thinking about the weakness, and writing up the answer.

You are asked about your weakest subject and “are you ready to face your weakness and transform it into a strength.”

Then in 3-5 sentences, you answer only ONE of the following: “What do you consider one of your greatest weaknesses? -OR- Why is it important to try to improve a weakness?


Other Active Life Scholarships


$1,000 Active Life Scholarship for Political Expression, D: August 31, 2017



$1,000 Active Life Scholarship for Financial Literacy, D: September 30, 2017

The two above scholarships involve only answering a few questions and writing a 3-5 sentence answer to a Short Answer question.

Developing a Strategy for Scholarship Money Searches

Scholarshiptigers.com is on a mission to help you find more scholarship money, less college debt.

I update this blog twice a week, so reading past blog entries will assist you greatly.

Sign up to receive these blog posts in your email.  I will tell you how  after I discuss some strategies.


First, students can finance up to their $30,000 a year tuition bill if they make seeking scholarships a part time job. Apply for scholarships, even small ones. I have read several students who have amassed $30,000 or more with several small scholarships, such as $250, $500, or $1,000 scholarships.


This blog post from last week discussed how one student, Felecia Hatcher, author of THE C STUDENT’S GUIDE TO SCHOLARSHIPS, won over $100,000 for scholarships, even though her GPA fluctuated between a 2.1 and 2.7.

Also, another scholarship, the $1,000 CouponChief.com Scholarship Program, D: July 31, 2017, is discussed.


An eagle flies down to catch a fish 91 to 97 times out of a 100 before successfully catching it once, so an eagle is successful about 3 to 9 percent of the time.

If you apply to 1,000 scholarships and get 30 scholarships (often enough to finance a year at school), then you have a success rate of 3%, just like the eagle.

However, you shouldn’t just apply, you should notice that scholarship providers seem to ask similar questions, so you can develop and fine tune each answer to each scholarship. Make appointments in the TSU Writing Center to strategically plan out and write a great response.

Work smarter, not harder.  You are not awarded for how long it takes you to complete a task; you are awarded for taking some time, stepping back, reflecting, fine tuning the process, getting better and better at each stage.

Set smaller goals to get you started. Look at scholarships on this page. Complete one scholarship by the end of this week. Then, go for five scholarships, and then go for ten scholarships by the end of July or August 2017. These are all doable.

Spend 1-2 hours a week at first, and build up to longer hours if necessary.

I try to list a scholarship and then WHERE YOU can SEARCH for more scholarships. Each entry then is a roadmap to bigger possibilities.

PLAN FOR BIGGER SCHOLARSHIPS: PLANNING FOR THE $100,000 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway; the $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship; and other Scholarships



Last week, I also dealt with scholarships that pay out larger than $500 and $1,000 and how to plan for them.

I did not list the Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship last week because I wasn’t sure if the foundation had changed the rules to only apply that scholarship to Taco Bell employees. I emailed them and asked (get in the habit of asking questions; by asking questions students have gotten several favorable replies, including  a scholarship limit of about a $3,100 limit lifted to about $3,400; she was encouraged to apply and since the need was only a few hundred dollars more, the scholarship provider came back with the reply that if she won, they could meet that need.)

Ask, ask, ask.



You can sign up and receive notification when the next application phase opens in early 2018.

Ages 16-24       

Legal resident of the 50 US and the District of Columbia

Create and submit a 2 minute or less video that tells a story of your life’s passion

No GPA involved; amounts in $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000



Also, if your GPA is 2.0 or higher for Fall 2017, you can apply starting in April 2018 to the Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Foundation. Information  at the above link to the blog entry.



Two Other Methods for Finding Scholarships



 Grants to Individuals Online database—a little known source—you can discover a library or other institution nearest you where you can find grants that are given to individuals.

 Find information at the link above. This resource in not well known, but it can give you an edge over those who only use books or the Internet to find sources for funding.



 Grants for Individuals Database, Explore and Rack up the Money—this is a different database with a similar title. This college librarian maintains these resources so that everybody can access them, and he actively checks the links and resources regularly.


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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