The exciting part about entering contests, and being lucky enough to win, I build up successes over time and they contribute to my ability to get scholarships for college. A scholarship is where you are allowed to go to college for free or part of it for free based on your grades or some talent or both. I plan on going to college. Doing my best now, so I can get several scholarships, is important to me. That's because going to a good university can cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars without scholarships. There are many ways to earn a scholarship.
One way to get a scholarship is by making A's all through high school. High school can be hard, so only really smart and hard working people can make it through their high school years with all A's. I believe if you really work hard it's almost guaranteed you will earn a scholarship. That's my plan anyway, and I'm starting now even though I'm only in the fourth grade. It's something my mother has talked about with me since I could remember. Remember the saying, "Practice makes perfect". Well, it's never too early to practice making good grades. It builds a strong education by the time you enter high school.
Another way to earn a scholarship is by doing well in sports. Men and women have earned scholarships this way. Are you a natural at a sport? Maybe if you try really hard and practice a lot you can get a scholarship this way.
Did you know, I have already won a small scholarship by writing an essay? Things like essays and art projects can help you win scholarships if they are chosen. Maybe your school has opportunities for you to enter and win a scholarship. Or, you can search online for competitions for kids that you can enter, and hopefully win!
Here's a tip. If you win competitions and scholarships along the way, be sure to put them in a folder so you don't forget to use them when you apply to college. They just may help you go to college for free! Bye!