R. Gabrielle McCormick

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about success. Now while I have many different thoughts on what contributes to success, I think a lot of it essentially boils down to these two things:


Over the course of this semester/six weeks/quarter, you’ve gotten a lot of tactical tools to help you take things to the next level. You’ve gotten the strategy you need to go out and make things happen.

HOWEVER…A lot of you have failed to take MASSIVE action on some of the things you want, myself included.

We all have goals and dreams that we hope to accomplish. However, without repeatedly taking massive action…they will only remain goals and dreams. The scholarship process requires you to continually work. Opportunities may fall out of the sky, but what will you do with them? Will you take the steps necessary to obtain the level of success you believe you deserve?

What I can’t stress enough is that as we finish out this year, continue to fight for your dreams, to be hungry for success, and to recognize the effectiveness and efficiency of your actions.

My scholarship picks for you this week are concerned with causes and change that can only happen if individuals are committed to their success. Take a look at this week’s picks:

    1. Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program: High School Students (Grades 9-12) – Submit an essay and recording on “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.”
      Multiple Awards Ranging from: $1,000-$30,000
      Deadline: November 1st
    2. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest: Middle and High School Students (Grades 5-12) – Applicants must write an essay highlighting different topics relating to diversity in America. Prompts vary depending on grade level.
      Multiple Awards Ranging from: $50-$300
      Deadline: November 3rd
    3. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Middle and High School Students (Grades 5-12). These awards recognize students who have given back to their communities.
      Multiple Awards Ranging from: $1,000-$5,000
      Deadline: November 4th
    4. Intel Science Talent Search: High School Seniors – Create a full scientific report about research in any of the following areas: science, math, engineering, and/or medicine.
      Multiple Awards Ranging from: $7,500-$100,000
      First Major Deadline: November 5th

PLEASE NOTE: Although I’ve listed scholarships for middle and high school students, we’ll be tweeting and posting scholarships for college students all day. Stay on the lookout here: https://www.facebook.com/Commit2Dallas and https://twitter.com/Commit2Dallas.

Take MASSIVE ACTION this week! Happy Tuition Tuesday ☺