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 into walkways, while other vendors had no one.

As I continued walking around, I noticed that the vendors with long lines normally were telling others about their food. When someone walked up, they had a conversation with them and made suggestions about what they should try. You could tell that they had prepared their food with love and were communicating that love to everyone in attendance. Their long wait lines attested to their ability to speak for their food.

When you communicate from the heart to your audience, people listen.

Don’t be afraid to express passion, hurt, frustration, fear, triumph, and any other emotion that depicts your story. Those scholarship essays are the ones that capture and hold the reader’s attention because they are so honest. Speak from the heart and let the committee do the rest.
Speak from the heart for these scholarship essays:

(I gave you a head start on a few scholarships this week, so do not allow the deadlines to sneak up on you!)

    1. Stay Safe on the Internet Scholarship: For this scholarship, create a poster using any medium you see fit. Make sure that you encourage your fellow students to stay safe online! Please visit the site to see acceptable submission guidelines.
      Awards: $1,000
      Deadline: June 17, 2015
    2. US Bundles Scholarship: In a short essay, write about how the internet is changing the traditional classroom experience.
      Numerous Awards: $1,000
      Deadline: Deadline: June 17, 2015
    3. LA Tutors Monthly Scholarships: To apply for this scholarship, you must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others. Please visit the site for specifics.
      Award: $500
      Deadline: All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.
    4. The Plastic Place Green Scholarship Award: This scholarship is open to incoming college freshman. The winner will be awarded this scholarship for academic excellence and environmental activism and advocacy.
      Award: $1,500
      Deadline: August 3, 2015
    5. BedwettingStore.com Design A Mascot Scholarship: This creative scholarship is open to incoming freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. You’ve got plenty of time to apply, so make sure you give it your best effort!
      Award: $1,000
      Deadline: December 31, 2015

Happy Tuition Tuesday! :)