Thursday, February 12, 2009

Your Scholarship Portfolio

Think of your scholarship portfolio like a garden. The more care you put into it, the more prepared you will be to submit winning applications. At first it takes a bit of effort to write your personal statement, gather your documents, request letters of recommendation and research for scholarships. But, it will pay off later. Once you have your portfolio organized, applying will be easier.

I found this poem by Edgar Guest that gets to the point that I am making.

"Efforts bring roses, laziness nothing."
The man who wants a garden fair,
Or small or very big,
With flowers growing here and there,
Must bend his back and dig.
The things are mighty few on earth
That wishes can attain,
Whate'er we want of any worth
We've got to work to gain.
It matters not what goal you seek
Its secret here reposes:
You've got to dig, from week to week
To get results or Roses.

1 comment:

cifuentj said...

One scholarship you should definitely add to your portfolio is from They're giving away over $100,000 this year with no applications, no GPA requirements