The Orion

College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

Students+have+become+discouraged+to+apply+for+scholarships.+Image+screenshot+from+video.
Students have become discouraged to apply for scholarships. Image screenshot from video.

Students have become discouraged to apply for scholarships. Image screenshot from video.

Students have become discouraged to apply for scholarships. Image screenshot from video.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Many students know that scholarships are essential when it comes to having sufficient funds for college. However, students lack motivation to complete scholarship applications. They no longer seem interested in free money or just go through college unmotivated to do so.


To some applicants, the process can be difficult, which results in students procrastinating to finish. Many may feel they lack writing skills, grades, certain qualifications or they even fear rejection.

“As you are applying to a scholarship you start thinking about applicants, answers, scores, believing someone has better answers than you,” said William Contreras, a Chico State sophomore. “Some people believe they’re better applicants than you are and that makes you feel you can’t apply to anything because there are lower chances.”

Students who believe scholarships are only merit-based should realize that there are several scholarships offered that are based on talent, majors, needs and more. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are high school graduates who go into college with minimal information.

Fifty-nine percent of the 23 million undergraduate students in the United States receive some form of grant or scholarship, meaning that there is funding not being rewarded because students lack the motivation or information to apply.

“I didn’t apply because I wasn’t well informed of such help or how to do it,” said Chico State alumnus Edgar Varela.

For some of us, the process can be nerve-wracking. Resources, such as Scholarships.com and other websites are there and can guide students to scholarships that work for them.

Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Columns

    Sushi burritos: Delicious or disgusting?

  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Blogs

    Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Blogs

    Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Columns

    Sex workers deserve to be treated like human beings

  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Blogs

    Off the Record: sex workers and sensitive language

  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Blogs

    Our future is dependent on informed voting

  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Blogs

    Nike, a force to be reckoned with

  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Blogs

    DTF with protection?

  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Blogs

    Slip ‘n’ slide safely around the bedroom

  • College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

    Columns

    Renters insurance: why we need what we hate

Navigate Right
X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships