Scholarship Mom Tip #49: Have a 15 Minute Goal

Win college scholarships in 15 minutes a day

Are you saying you don’t have time to apply for scholarships, but you do have time to spend on your phone with your friends? Funneling just 15 minutes a day into scholarship searches and applications can add money to your college wallet. Isn’t it worth just a little bit of time daily?

A goal to win college scholarships takes time and 15 minutes a day is a good start!

What can you do in 15 minutes?

Students will be more receptive to working on trying to win college scholarships with a clear goal or time frame in mind.  Ask them to write half of an essay or search for scholarships for 15 minutes, setting the timer if that makes them more motivated.

Students will often want to work beyond the planned time as they realize scholarship work is not as hard as it sounds.

The biggest hurdle is often just getting started!

The biggest hurdle is often just getting started, so don’t be afraid to get creative with ways to entice your student to take the leap and plunge into the big wide world of college scholarships!

Related: “Quick Easy” Scholarships Don’t Always Pay Off


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