Honor Society Foundation Scholarship Recipient Case Studies
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B. B. King
If you are a student reading this, or the parent of a student that wants a scholarship, then you probably want to know more about the process, how it works, and what your chances are. Although we can’t speak for everyone, we can provide you with some insight into how the process has gone for our Honor Society Scholarship recipients. Here are some interview tidbits we compiled for this e-book:
- How many scholarship websites had you used/applied to before you received our scholarship?
- Did our scholarship make it possible for you to attend the school of your dreams?
- Did you apply to more scholarship programs after winning ours?
- What has receiving a scholarship for college taught you? Has it changed your outlook on things?
- Do you tell other people you received a scholarship to college?
- Do you encourage your friends to apply to scholarships?
- Did you have more success with local scholarships or national scholarships? Why do you think that is?
As you can see, if you never jump, you’ll never know if you can fly. That expression articulates why it’s so important to give scholarships a chance – even if you think it’ll never happen. The only way to find out is to actually try.
Our Living Proof
Here are some real-life scholarship success stories to check out today:
1. Kylie Munson: Kylie was awarded $2,000 in scholarship money from our Honor Society Foundation. At only 13-years-old, making her a very young scholarship applicant, our foundation awarded her the scholarship at UCI so she could attend college at an earlier-than-normal age. Her parents had not planned for her to go to college so soon, which is why they needed all the monetary support they could get. After receiving the scholarship, Kylie said she was motivated to work even harder, graduating with her AA degree in June 2019, as well as a 4.89 GPA.
2. Maren Hawkins: Maren was also awarded $2,000 as part of our Honor Society Scholarship program. With this money, Maren was able to enroll for an essential class that constituted earning her graduate degree. She said that winning this scholarship taught her that scholarships are a real, true gift in this world that more students and parents should consider for their futures.
3. Christin Jill Davidson: Christin was awarded $1,000 from our Honor Society Foundation as part of her college tuition. Feeling frustrated looking for previous scholarships, Christin and her family were elated when they received the news that they could put $1,000 towards her education. Christin said winning this scholarship taught her to be more grateful and appreciative for the generosity abounding in our world today.
4. Valea Metzger: Valea was awarded $1,000 from our Honor Society Foundation. She had applied to 72 scholarships before our foundation selected her as one of our scholarship recipients. With this money, Valea was able to cover the cost of attendance to her dream school, as well as expedite her degree by graduating in December 2020 as opposed to December 2021. Valea said receiving this scholarship taught her that hard work really does pay off, even if it’s not by a traditional means. She wants all other students to keep trying and applying to scholarships – they are available.
5. Katie Daniels: Having applied for several scholarships during the time of her Honor Society announcement, Katie was the recipient of $1,000 from our foundation. Dreaming to attend the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, this awarded money made it possible for Katie’s family to fund that dream. She wants everyone to know that dreams come true, and if you’re persistent enough with applying for scholarships, you will eventually receive good news.
For more tips on how to land a scholarship, read posts from our published book below:
Intro: Honor Society Foundation Guide: How to Find Your Scholarship.
#1: The State of Higher Education
#2: Why You Should Apply for Scholarships
#3: Honor Society Foundation Scholarships: How Does Our Program Work?
#4: How to Find a Scholarship & 10 Scholarship Websites You Should Know About
#5: Honor Society Foundation Scholarship Recipient Case Studies
#6: What is the Future of Higher Education & Scholarships?