That’s it, that’s the post. But I’ll give you three good reasons why.
- The applicant pool is likely small.
Not as many people apply to scholarships as you may think. Even the most publicized scholarships can have small applicant pools. Usually, because people will justify why they won’t apply instead of why they should. Many, including me, will say they don’t have time. Don’t be that person. Imagine if everyone had that mindset, no one would apply! There is so much money out there that has yet to be given away.
- It is a rewarding experience.
Whether you win or lose, the process is a rewarding experience. Typically, scholarship applications require you to write an essay. This may include research or simply ask for your thoughts about a certain topic. Whether it’s an award-winning essay or not, you’ve just exercised your brain. You’ve become more clear about why you feel the way you do about something, or you’ve learned more about it. Either way, it’s a plus.
- There’s no harm in it
What do you have to lose? The worst they can say is no! Don’t be afraid of rejection. It definitely builds character and only makes you stronger.
Thus far, I have received three scholarships during my time in law school and I’m about to apply for another. You can view my essays here. I pushed myself to do them, sometimes finishing in the wee hours of the morning or right before they were due. But it was all worth it when I received the emails and calls that I was a recipient of the award. Apply!