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Tuition Tuesday: What would you do with $86,400?

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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“Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of […]

By |July 7th, 2015|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Postsecondary Attainment Partners Help Students Overcome Fears, Boost Financial Aid Applications

“You can’t go to college.” These words from an admired high school teacher singed Jesse Soto’s confidence. At the time he was undocumented, didn’t have the best grades, and the cost of college seemed too great to overcome. But Jesse had a dream.

For many students, the perceived inability to pay for college is […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|College Access|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Scholarship Check-In

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” -Newt Gringrich

This week is check-in week because believe it or not…2015 will be halfway over starting tomorrow. Around July 1st every year, I analyze what I’ve been doing to reach my monthly goals; […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Scholarship Essay Hack

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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Because I have been dreaming a ton lately, my nerdy tendencies led me to do a little research about dreams. Here are a few interesting facts I thought I would share with you:

Dreams can mean that you’re feeling under the weather.
Dreams can also mean that stress is getting the best of you.
We […]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Speak from the Heart

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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Over the weekend, I had a chance to attend the Taste of Dallas event at Fair Park. I must say the food was delicious and reasonable! As I walked around deciding between friend macaroni and cheese and roasted corn, I began to notice the lines at booths. Some lines literally spilled over […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: A Good Scholarship Essay Starter

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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I was going through my pictures this week, trying to free up some space on my iPhone, and noticed I had saved a ton of quotes. Here are a few of my favorites:

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Not Getting Scholarships Fast Enough?

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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Texas weather has been extremely bizarre these past few weeks. With record setting rain falling in most of the state, if not all, it’s been all that’s on the news. Flooding has caused deaths, injuries, and forced numerous rescues. In fact, we actually can’t handle much more water at this time.
However, just […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: Earn Scholarships Over The Summer

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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As vacation season approaches for many, I want you to remember that:
Scholarship winners are created when nobody is watching.

I understand that you may want to take some time off to rest and recuperate. However, make sure that you’re utilizing your vacation wisely. Search for scholarships, write essays, gather recommendation letters, and begin […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: It’s Not Too Late or Early to Earn Scholarships!

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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The other day while out walking the dog, a student driver passed me. They crept beside me to ensure that they did not hit me, even though I was far away from the car. As they made it to the stop sign, the came to a textbook-perfect, four-wheel stop. In what seemed […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments

Tuition Tuesday: It’s Not Too Late or Early to Earn Scholarships!

R. Gabrielle McCormick
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As scholarship results continue to come in and you continue to work towards earning money for college, I want you to understand this:

In order to win the war, focus on winning one battle.

Every scholarship you earn is more ammunition to fend off student loans. There is no such thing as a “scholarship […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Tuition Tuesday|0 Comments