Senior year is filled with nostalgia and you’re currently nearing the end of your high school career making productivity at your all-time low. You’ve probably decided about you plans for the future, and if you’re going to college the idea of a scholarship is completely out of reach. You might be thinking, “I’m not one of those perfect GPA students” or “I wasn’t involved in 10 different organizations like those people.” That’s okay. You don’t have to be perfect, here at Eastex Credit Union we are excited that you’ve decided to take this big step towards your future! We believe in you and we want to invest in you.
Excuse #1- “I don’t have time.”
When you’re involved in sports, extra-curricular activities, have a job, and trying to have a social life on top of school we realize you might not “have time” to spend filling out a scholarship application. You’re dead wrong. You absolutely have the time, let’s break this down for you.
Our scholarship award is $500, and we are asking you for a 250 word essay. Depending on your writing capabilities that might level out to average 30 minutes of your time. Just 30 minutes. Most big time lawyers don’t even make that kind of money. So in the long run, it’s well worth your time to turn off the TV and apply.
Excuse #2- “I’m not a good writer.”
You might doubt your writing skills, but we have faith in you. If your writing capabilities are they biggest deterrence from you applying- try asking a tutor, teacher, friend, sibling, or parent to give you feedback. People who want you to succeed are all around you, all it takes is a little courage to ask for some help.
Excuse #3- “I’ll never get it.”
Now this excuse is possibly the worst one of them all! Don’t doubt yourself, have confidence and take a little bit of time out of your day to submit an application. Putting your name into the running is better than not at all! Just because you don’t have perfect grades, or countless extra-curricular activities doesn’t mean you won’t get this scholarship! Those aren’t the only factors that contribute in the deciding factors of who is awarded the scholarship.
Eastex is offering this scholarship out to our membership because we want to help propel you forward into success. We believe our youth membership is worth investing into. Deadline is this Friday and time is running out, so apply now!