Chelsea Lorimor recently won our scholarship contest, Why the SAT/ACT Doesn’t Measure Me. She is going to be a freshman at Mesa State in Colorado. She hopes to become a teacher and move back to her hometown Palisade, Colorado.
Her advice to other students is to apply for as many scholarships as possible because it’s a numbers game.
“It seems unfair to place such a great emphasis on one test to predict what a student has or has not learned,” Lorimor said in her essay that helped her win the scholarship. “There are other factors to be considered such as a student’s attendance, participation in class, percentage of assignments completed, grades on assignments, and tests.”
“As in life, there are many other aspects that should be considered. A student’s dedication to their education should play a vital role. A college would be much better off with a student who wants to learn and shows the discipline and responsibility to be there. After all, if you are not interested in your own education, then who would be?”