scholarships are the bomb!! free money to get urself an education!! here’s my best advice aaand resources for applying + getting some of that sweet sweet money :D


use all of the databases!! the scholarships are right there for you. Take advantage of them, srsly!!! many let you input your criteria + they’ll match you up with some, and they help to organize your applications. You can subscribe to their newsletter and get alerts for new scholarships. there’s a whole bundle below all this advice to getchu started :D

start early + don’t stop: your eligibility for scholarships starts pretty much freshman year of high school, and basically doesn’t stop until you’re out of education, so take advantage of them!!! Logically, applying to more gives you a higher chance of winning one, so keep ploughing through them

don’t let essays scare you off: sweepstakes scholarships are easiest to apply for, but this also means they have more applicants. Do your best work + put time into essay-based scholarship contests, and up your chance of winning something!! Factor them into your normal routine like you would a homework assignment and just keep at it.

keep track of what you’ve applied for: seriously. Do it. It’ll motivate you when you’re not feeling like it, + keep you organized. Set up a spreadsheet (google sheets, excel, whatever floats your boat) and give it 5 columns: title of the scholarship, amount worth, whether or not you’ve applied, if you were successful, + the organization offering it. It’s also a great reminder of scholarships to reapply for next year.

check local scholarships: they’re waayyyy more restricted so the applicant pool is a lot smaller!!! Check your school, organizations you belong to, your parents’ companies, + local businesses. You’ll be competing against people in your town/county/district + it’ll give you a much better shot at winning. Check out your school’s website + talk to your guidance counsellors!

be specific: narrow down that applicant pool early. When you’re googling, look for scholarships that will apply only to you, so don’t just search ‘scholarships’. Look for ‘scholarships for bisexual women’, or ‘scholarships for international students’, or ‘scholarships for left-handed volleyball players’. Less applicants=better outcomes.

don’t apply to scams: be wary!!! Two big things: be careful of scholarships which want you to pay to apply, and guaranteed scholarships. Research pay-to-apply ones to make sure they’re legit. There’s more info here, here, and here on avoiding scholarship scams. Stay safe!!

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more scholarship masterposts

college scholarships masterpost by @wonderstudying​ 

how to search for scholarships by @adamparresh​ 

scholarships! by @the-regular-student

it’s ya girl’s college scholarship masterpost by @jesussbabymomma  

scholarship 101 by @thisexpedition

scholarships: how to find them and apply by @futurecristinayang

good luck!! you’ve got this :D

Do not ever tell me that marching band isn’t important.

I have had so many problems with public schools putting all the emphasis on athletics. When a school’s budget is cut, they don’t choose to take a little from each program. No. They choose to completely eradicate the arts programs, usually starting with the marching band. If you don’t play sports, you’re not a valuable asset, you’re not qualified for scholarships, and you mean nothing. Marching band? Why would we be impressed that you’re in marching band?

Anyone can do that.

Okay, fine. Anyone can do marching band. Anyone can spend hours on the field doing the same forty-second section over and over and over and over. Anyone can hit over 75 precise dots on the field with the correct step sizes, the correct amount of steps, the correct timing, without being so much as an inch to either side, in order and without looking at the yard line markers or the field. Anyone can memorize all of those extremely specific points on the grass and varying counts for steps and then execute them with a shako visor pulled down over your eyes and looking up at the press box the whole time. If you look down at the yard line markers to see where you are, congratulations, you just lost points for the group.

Anyone can memorize eight pages of notes, rhythms, dynamics, phrasing, and tempos. (But of course, before you do that you have to learn an instrument with hundreds of different fingerings and learn how to make slight changes in your lips to change notes and stay in tune.) Memorize all seven and a half minutes of music and then marry it to the seventy-five pages of drill you memorized. Do them both perfectly and at the same time. But you can’t just do what you memorized. You have to do it in perfect sync with everyone around you and know how to make the slightest adjustments to fit perfectly within the group. If you’re an inch to the right or barely a thousandth of a step sharp, it’ll throw everything off.

But anyone can do that.

Then add in the fact that you don’t get any individual credit for doing this. The closest you’ll come to recognition is your identity lumped into “The Such-and-Such Marching Band” as you all march onto the field looking exactly the same. You don’t have a number on your back. You have a uniform intended to erase you and turn you into dot T14 and nothing more.

But, for some reason you can’t explain, you love it. You love throwing everything you have into this ridiculously precise pursuit and then not getting any credit for it. You start thanking people when they call you a band geek. You start taping pictures of marching bands into your locker. And of course, marching band doesn’t give any individual recognition, so you don’t idolize any particular marcher. You idolize the entire ensemble. And you start practicing.

Because you’re no longer satisfied with being a high school band geek. You want more. So you research the major league of marching band: Drum Corps International. Oh, how you would give anything to march a show in a Cadets uniform.

Major leagues, right? It’s like the NFL, you get paid to do what you love. You’ve worked hard to be good enough, so you get paid to show the world what you’re made of.


If you want to march in the major leagues, you not only have to become the master of your instrument (or learning a different instrument entirely, and still becoming the master of it) but you have to fork over an average of $2500. For one season. So you’ve worked your ass off and practiced hours a day and somehow managed to get into an ensemble. So then you work two jobs to pay for it.

You’re paying a lot of money and putting in a lot of hard work for this. Surely you get some luxury during this completely preposterous ordeal.

Wrong again.

You get to spend no less than fourteen hours a day outside on the field. You run multiple miles every day and march about twenty times that. You get a three-minute water break every two hours. Your bed is a bus seat, or a sleeping bag on a gymnasium floor, if you’re lucky.

So you spend the whole summer rehearsing and performing and never getting any credit. You sacrifice everything, including your health and financial stability, to go out onto a football field and march through an absurdly difficult show and know that no one will ever know what you’ve done. You are the only one who knows what you’ve put into this. At least you think so, but then you look at the person in an identical uniform next to you, and you know that they know, too. So you do it anyway.

Your nerves are damaged from the cold. Your skin is damaged from the sun. Your joints are damaged from marching and marching and marching. You’re physically and mentally drained, your body is irreversibly compromised, you’re broke as hell, and all you have to show for it is a polyester jacket and a couple of blurry photographs.

But sports are what require hard work and dedication, not marching band.

Even though you complained basically the entire time you marched and even though you’re done with it, you pull out those photographs and you remember. You remember your first day of high school band camp when you had absolutely no idea what you were getting yourself into. You remember your first final retreat when they announced your band’s name as state champions, and you wanted to cry with happiness but you weren’t allowed to move, so you just clenched your fists so tight that your fingernails dug white crescents into your palms. You remember coming back the next year and thinking you knew everything as a sophomore, only to realize there was still so much to learn. You remember the band trips you spent months fundraising for, all the lame tourist attractions you visited between performances, and how you wouldn’t trade those memories for all the money in the world. You remember being a junior and getting nervous because people looked up to you now: as an upperclassman, as a section leader, as a friend. And then you were a senior and you cried on the final day of band camp. You remember how your life became a series of lasts. You had to decide which of the freshmen would inherit your band cubby, your lucky bottle of valve oil, your bus seat. You went to graduation but it didn’t mean anything because you still had one last band trip coming up. You didn’t shed a tear when you tossed your cap but you cried like a child after your last parade. You remember on the plane ride home, you expected to feel devastated and heartbroken, but you just felt… empty.

You remember printing out what seemed like the most difficult solo in the world. You remember driving up to your college and entering a room with a chair and a stand and a couple of people giving you skeptical looks. You remember getting an email from the college marching band with your audition results and reading it with tears of joy in your eyes because you realized it was starting all over again.

But marching band doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t matter.

Tell me. Tell me that it doesn’t matter. Tell me when my closet is overflowing with lyre sheets. Tell me when my search history contains “trumpet fingerings” and “how to start a soundsport team”. Tell me when I have framed photos of my band hung in my room. Tell me when I was holding a trophy up and cheering for everything that led up to it. Tell me when I almost quit but didn’t because quitting would be equivalent to killing a part of who I am. Tell me when I’m crying, when I’m laughing, when I’m marching.

Tell me when I’m standing on the field for the last time, knowing that everything behind me will last forever and that nothing will ever mean more to me than this… and all you’ve got is money and a jersey.

Do not ever tell me that marching band isn’t important. It is everything to me, and it is everything to millions of other band geeks across the world.

When you refuse to support kids because they participate in the arts rather than athletics, you’re no better than the football player who takes lunch money from nerds.

To all of my fellow band geeks… keep marching, even if the world tells you it’s not worth it. It is. Continue your band career in college. Audition for a drum corps. Stay active in your high school band as an alumnus supporter. You are all my family. Thank you.

One Of America's Most Liberal Cities Is Failing Its School Children (ACTION ALERT)

One Of America’s Most Liberal Cities Is Failing Its School Children (ACTION ALERT)

Alexandria, Virginia is a liberal city. Like, really liberal. In 2012, the city went to Barack Obama with 71.4 percent. There are Priuses (Prii?) EVERYWHERE. Our libraries are gorgeous and well stocked. Alexandria (and handful of surrounding Northern Virginia counties) literally drag the rest of the state into the purple/leaning blue column on electoral maps.

But it’s somehow utterly failing to…

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Imani Rothwell - “School Budget”

As seen at the Babel Poetry Collective CUPSI Qualifier Slam in Philly PA

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Budgeting School Supplies

Okay, so yesterday I already bought some school supplies and it only costed me PHP252.00 ($5.35) Budgeting can really save a lot of money, because on my previous years I would spend much more, so I’m really glad that I controlled my spending this year.

Here was how I budgeted:

1. Make a list of what you need.

2.Cross out things that you have at home, and some more that you can do yourself/improvise, don’t really need or are optional. #HaulYourHouseFirst before #HaulingTheBookstore 😂

3. Try to find out each object’s approximate price, to avoid over-spending on them as well.W h e n  b u y i n g:

4. Go for low-profile products, because you don’t really need well-known products, plus they are cheaper.

5. If you’re not conscious with types of pen you are using, go for the cheapest black, blue, or whatever colors you want pen, so feel free to roam around and search for the most affordable pen there is, there. note: I found $0.19 pens at my local book store and I bought about three or four of them. They write pretty well too, quality over quantity. 😉

6. Make sure to check the product you are buying in any case that the product is damaged, to save yourself your time and energy in going back for a replacement/refund.

So there you have it! ‘Till next time, Sashimis! ❤︎

 Xx, Sushi

anonymous asked:

Heathens is just a song for a soundtrack and that video is amazing. But I think 5sos was going for that old school vintage poor production kinda video. I thought the video was hilarious. Michael as the marshmallow man! I mean come on people lol

No song for the ghostbusters soundtrack has been outstanding though. Suicide Squad is a different story. But yes, the video obviously looks that way for a reason. Low budget high school project music video is what they were going for  jdfhgdkjh. I think it’s a fun video though

Discussing Xavier's School's budget
  • Muffie [magnetiicpersonality]:[charles is] so confusing cause the institute is definitely a private school so the government wouldn't give him much money but i seriously doubt he makes people pay to join so where does the money come from
  • Jordan [seductivescience]:oh yeah no there's definitely no tuition or charges for room and board and food so i have literally no idea. Charles's secondary mutation is secretly money.
  • Jordan [seductivescience]:his parents would have loved him so much more if they'd known.
High School Student Challenges Faith-Based School Programs And Pays Dearly (VIDEO)

High School Student Challenges Faith-Based School Programs And Pays Dearly (VIDEO)

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A former Delta County, Colo. high school student has come out regarding treatment she received from her school for her activism and journalistic activities. After questioning the school’s ethics and finding issue with the school’s budget, this former high school student found herself on the receiving end of threats and retaliation by teachers and administrators alike.

18-year-old Cidney Fisk was…

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Ok mates time for a story

Today I went to school for a budget meeting for one of my orgs, and we were talking about Pokemon go with carol, who works in student activities, and she sounded so appalled by it because we said “Pokemon hunting” a few times, and the. We showed her pictures and stuff and how to catch them and how people are getting active, and she thought it was so cute, I even showed her my Horsea. But THEN, we told her about the girl who found a body in the river, and the robbery that was caused by it, and the car accidents, and the guy who’s house is a gym, and her face slowly went from wonderfully amused to extremely concerned and watching her facial expressions actually gave me life.