Hollywood High School

Avoid the stress of scholarship applications

It’s that time of the year where seniors are already struggling with graduation requirements, and submitting applications for scholarships and financial aid. Well, it is their future on the line.

Planning ahead is always great, but having a good, solid plan will keep you on the path of scholarship success. Remember though, that that path can become bumpy and stressful.

It’s also the last year and seniors should make the most out of it. Having a good memory about one’s senior year will be truly awesome in the future. Donate, do community service, go volunteer, join clubs or go start your own club. Make yourself stand out, and make time for yourself. Be productive with your last year of high school. The hard-working and prepared student knows that at the end of the day, who you are and what you’ll be is completely up to them.

Besides, it’s also your last year until you become independent and go live on your own, that’s if you don’t get stuck living in your parent’s basement. Education always comes first but you should also have a social life too.

It is not that you shouldn’t hassle for scholarships, but you should realize that everyone gets help when it comes to paying for college. There are many scholarships out there available for anyone.

“Some scholarships reach out to you, just for them to help out,” said senior Tommy Youn. Some scholarships are so easy that all you need to do is sign up.

Take it slow, you have so much ahead of you, this is all just the beginning. Relax and don’t stress yourself out too much, it all works out at the end. Being calm isn’t just a good way to handle all of this, but it’s also good for your health. Struggling with scholarships wouldn’t be a good story to tell your college peers in the future anyways.

It’s time to act, but it’s also time to enjoy everything while it last. There are so many opportunities out there for you, it is not the end of the world when you don’t get what you want in life. Remember, “Achieving doesn’t come before failing.”