There has certainly always been pressure on high school students as they move from childhood to adolescence and to adulthood in this four year span of time. Inherent in their progress from the bottom of the totem pole as freshman to upper class seniors, are expectations. The rest of their lives wait in the wings. With the cost of undergraduate education steeply increasing recently, the average student is between a rock and a hard place. They want to further their education to get a good start in life but have concerns they don’t have the grades for Winning scholarships.
There is a misconception out there that you have to have top grades to catch the attention of winning scholarships funding committees. But let’s face it. Even though most of us don’t want to admit this, most people are average and probably the very people on the scholarship committees were average students also. Probably the most famous average student was David Letterman, who openly admits he was not a high achieving student but as we all know, possesses the gift of creativity Grades are not a criterion or condition for consideration to win – only creativity and a reasonable expectation the student will enter the telecommunications industry.
The truth is there are Scholarships available for all kinds of students from all walks of life – you don’t have to be a top performing athlete or win the academic scholarship to get them. You do have to stand out in some way, whether it is being involved in your community or being able to put a pen to the paper.