Scholarship Season—How To Stay Motivated

With the beginning of the school year, many students are excited to start classes and meet their new classmates. However, it’s important not to overlook the other things that come with this exciting time in our lives: scholarship season. From initial brainstorming to final submissions, it can be a lot of work just trying to find scholarships that fit your interests and qualifications—not to mention actually completing them! But don’t worry: there’s help for you if you’re struggling with motivation during this busy time in your life explains AG Morgan Financial Advisors. Here are some tips for staying motivated throughout scholarship season:

Make a list of all the scholarships you want to apply for.

Make a list of all the scholarships you want to apply for. This should include all the requirements and deadlines, as well as any other pertinent information (such as who to contact or where to send your application). You can use an Excel spreadsheet or create a Google doc. Then, keep this list on hand at all times so you can refer back to it when you need help remembering a particular detail!

Set deadlines and a calendar to keep yourself organized.

Set deadlines and a calendar to keep yourself organized.

  • Create a list of scholarships you want to apply for, with the deadline date for each.
  • Schedule time in your schedule for completing applications for each scholarship (you can use Google Calendar, Apple’s Calendar app, or another calendar app that suits you).

Commit to completing an application each day.

When you commit to completing an application each day, you’re likely to feel more motivated to work on your applications. This is because when you do something every day, it becomes a habit and feels like second nature.

When setting up your plan for completing each application, consider setting a timer for yourself so that you don’t spend too long on any one application. Additionally, give yourself a reward after completing each application so that your motivation doesn’t run out before the end of the day or week!

Don’t be intimidated by what scholarships entail. Have fun and be proud of yourself!

Scholarship season is a time to celebrate and reflect on all the hard work you’ve done throughout the year. While you may be eager to apply for as many scholarships as possible, it’s important to pace yourself and maintain your motivation throughout the process.

Before you start applying for scholarships, consider setting a deadline for yourself. Not only will this keep deadlines at bay, but it’ll also help prevent procrastination! Once you’ve established a deadline, create an organized calendar of deadlines that align with your school schedule (for example: Fall semester applications due by October 1st). This way, if one application falls behind or another comes up unexpectedly, there’s always room on your calendar for it.


When you go into scholarship season with the right mindset, you’ll be more likely to succeed. I’ve told you some of my favorite strategies for staying motivated, but there are also many others out there. It’s always a good idea to look around and see what others have done before making a decision on what works best for yourself!

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