R. Gabrielle McCormick

I have a pretty crazy schedule. As some of you readers know, I’m a doctoral student. To add, I also have multiple businesses, two crazy dogs, and an ever changing addiction to games on my iPhones. (That is no typo. I have two phones…don’t ask ☺). Because of these things, I have to make sure I have a calendar that keeps me focused on my goals. Every weekend, I do a quick review of my past week’s activities to only find that Tuesdays are some of my most productive days; it almost never fails.

When figuring out why this happened, I discovered the following:

    1. By Tuesday I’ve recovered from a weekend of family, friends, and fun.
    2. I’ve had Monday to figure out what’s a priority for the week and what’s not.
    3. And it’s still early enough in the week to give me time to complete large, weekly goals and projects.

The geek in me also discovered that these things happened on a Tuesday.


    1. The planet Uranus was discovered on Tuesday, March 13, 1781.
    2. It’s been said that the Great Depression started on Tuesday, October 29, 1929.
    3. Elvis Presley died on Tuesday, August 16, 1977.
    4. Also, the terrorist attacks of September 11th happened on a Tuesday.

On a lighter note, look at some of the other things that normally take place on Tuesdays:

    1. Elections
    2. Mardi Gras
    3. Microsoft Patch Releases!

Going to college and being in college is about working towards achieving your dreams. I don’t know where the future will take you, but I know Tuesdays, specifically Tuition Tuesdays, are a great place to start putting things in action.
Here are your scholarships for this week:

  1. Womenetics Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship: This scholarship is designed to engage young people in pressing women’s issues and to connect students who are interested in the global advancement of women with thought leaders in impactful roles.
    Awards: $2,500 – $5,000 (5 Awards Given)
    Deadline: July 25th
  2. Vacasa Travel Writing Scholarship and Photography Scholarship: Showcase your city with these two scholarships. One is an essay, the other is a photo. Open to HS juniors, seniors, and undergraduate students.
    Award: $1,500 for each
    Deadline: July 25th
  3. SGNA RN General Education Scholarship: This scholarship is open to full-time nursing students. A short essay, recommendation letter, and transcript are required.
    Award: $2,500
    Deadline: July 31st
  4. 2014 Summer of Service Awards: Giving back over the summer? This scholarship recognizes students that are creating change in their communities. Plus, it’s open to students between the ages of 5-18! Award: $1,000 (Multiple Awards).
    Award: $1,000 (Multiple Awards)
    Deadline: July 31st
  5. Now go and find your most productive day and CRUSH IT this week! Happy Tuition Tuesday ☺.