I wish Commaful would have another scholarship.
Scholarships freaking suck.
Like, how do you know which ones are shams? Students are just expected to give these websites all their information, including where they live.
Then, if you apply to around 25 scholarships, you're lucky if you even get one!
Everyone who DOESN'T EVEN HAVE TO APPLY TO THEM is just like, "there are so many scholarships out there, people just don't apply!"
If that's the case, then ADVERTISE them better. If that's the case, give people MORE TIME to enter. If that's the case, why are so many people struggling to find scholarships and struggling to pay back student loans?
You've got to do a million things just to look like a good candidate, and for me, I did two sports that took up practically all of my time, along with a bunch of AP classes and other tough classes. My home life also fucks me over too, and many people in my family have died, one after the other this year and last. Really in the last decade.
The amount of toxicness in my house pulls me under, consumes me and puts me in a helpless blunder. But no, we just don't apply to them because we're lazy or because we just don't look for scholarships. Maybe we've got SHIT GOING ON IN OUR LIVES. Maybe we started to apply and felt as though we weren't good enough and wouldn't get the scholarship anyway.
Or maybe something happened, maybe we ran out of time and couldn't apply. Some of us have to be the grown ups because some grown ups don't do their jobs.
Some of us have to be the grown ups when in truth, we're still just kids.
Some of us just don't have it simple and easy. There's not even enough time in the day to apply to as many scholarships as you want. At the end of the day, we're exhausted, running low on energy, fatigued to the point of no motivation. Fatigued and sleep, but don't rest. Fatigued but maybe forced to do other things, time construed by others.
Plus, some scholarships don't even apply to you, so how can you be expected to apply to them?