Athens, OH 22 February 2018 –
I have heard “apply for scholarships” since I was a senior in high school. I never really took it seriously and would apply to a few just to get my parents off of my back about applying. The nice thing about Ohio University is that there is only one form to fill out for scholarships at the school here. I would just do that and think that was enough because I never thought that I would ever get those really large scholarships that you hear people talk about.
This year I applied for a few scholarships and actually got two of the three that I applied for. The first one I applied at the last minute and did not hold my breath because I had applied before and did not get it. It was a smaller amount, but anything helps when paying for college. The second one was a large amount of money that I just applied for and was not expecting to get it at all.
About two months after applying for the scholarships I got a call saying that I was awarded the smaller one and the large one. I honestly was speechless when I was told that I won the scholarships. Now, my only regret is that I waited until my senior year to actually apply myself for scholarships.
I am very thankful that because of these scholarships I can get more flight ratings, but now I am just wondering if I would have applied myself sooner how many more ratings I would have. So, apply for scholarships because people are willing to invest in your education and future and it is amazing feeling.