SNAP QUIZ: How Special Are You?

While we all dream of seeing our names and photos published in national newspapers, for most people it’s a good idea to be realistic and stick to the scholarships that you might actually win. There’s nothing at all wrong with remaining optimistic, but applying for a scholarship that you are not qualified to receive is just a…

Engineer Yourself an Exciting Life

For “C” students, it’s all about increasing your eligibility for scholarships. As the age-old idiom goes: “Forewarned is forearmed.” If you have no expectation of suddenly inheriting a million dollars or stumbling upon a pirate’s treasure trove during your family vacation to the Caribbean, then it’s a smart idea to start engineering yourself an exciting…

Crazy in College

Beyoncé made big news in the college scholarship world this week when she announced plans for her Formation Scholars scheme. Four scholarships will be awarded each year to, ‘encourage and support you women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.’ Not one mention of GPA averages! The…

So, You Didn’t Get a Scholarship… Go To College Anyway!

Round about now you might be receiving some bad news about some of those scholarships you applied for this year. But just because you didn’t win the first few scholarships that you applied for doesn’t mean you should automatically hurl yourself into the ocean of blue-collar employment. You’re still perfectly eligible to compete for award…

Letters of Recommendation: Don’t Ask Your Dog!

An important part of any college scholarship application is your letters of recommendation, and it’s never too early to start thinking about who you are going to conscript to give the committee the lowdown on everything you didn’t tell them in your application essay. Sounds stressful? Don’t sweat it! While it’s true that someone else…

The Early Bird Catches the College Scholarship

If you are like most people–including me–you’ve probably waited until your senior year of high school to start seriously considering applying for college scholarships. If you’re not yet a senior, but you are reading this blog: CONGRATULATIONS! Give yourself a pat on the back for being proactive! If you’re a freshman, then luck you! The…

Some Advice about Guidance Counselors

I still remember the day I was called into my school guidance counselor’s office. I told the woman about my top five dream schools, then I sat back waiting for her words of confidence and encouragement. My advisor looked at me with a serious expression on her face and said, “Felecia, your grades are horrible….

I’m BACK!

Hey slackers! It’s been a few years, but the C Students Guide blog is back! I’ve been busy with other projects, but everywhere I went in the world I met students who were worried about their grades, worried about student debt, wondering how they were going to pay their way through college. I kept meeting…

Knowing when to quit…

Finding scholarships as a “C” Student is all about increasing your opportunities and even creating opportunities for yourselves. Another thing is knowing when to quit some of those opportunities, too. You have a lot of high school kids who stay on the basketball team for all four years, but have no chances of ever making…

What ‘A’ Students Can Learn From ‘C’ Students

It’s hard not to stress about your G.P.A, isn’t it? You see your measly 2.5 compared to the 4.0 of your best friend and wonder what you’re doing wrong! You worry about if you will be able to go to college and if you will be able to get a great job. You can do…

Are YOU change?

L.E.A.D. Nation presents South Florida Youth Summit signature program: Youth Leadership & Financial Literacy Workshop sponsored by Florida Atlantic University and State Farm. Guest speakers: Gordon Eric Knowles and Felecia Hatcher. For more information please email Adrian Freeman at info@sfyouthsummit.com

ATTENTION UPCOMING RATTLES!!!

Seniors attending F.A.M.U!  This scholarship is for you. The deadline is in the next three weeks. Very Easy Essay so you have no Excuses! Florida A&M University National Alumni Miami-Dade Chapter Scholarship May 31st is the FINAL DEADLINE! The committee will review all applications in a timely manner in order to get the Scholarship Awards…