Let’s get this straight. Senior year is jam-packed with stress. Kids have to apply to college. Get FASFA filed. Keep your GPA up. Make sure that you have volunteer hours. Then there’s the whole graduation process, what with the capping, awards ceremony, cord ceremony, and let’s not forget the ACTUAL graduation ceremony.

And then there’s the joy of realizing that you are broke as fuck.

Guess what that means?

Scholarships. Because god forbid college to be cheap.

So, scholarships. Basically a bunch of bullshit that seniors have to go through to get free money.

I personally have a stack of paper copies of scholarships that I haven’t even started yet. It’s just an overall hassle. From essays to actually knowing your GPA (mine sucks). It’s not like seniors don’t have enough on their plate.

But hey? What else can we do to stress them out?

Oh yeah, tell the students to turn the papers into the school, but never submit the scholarships for them.

At least, that’s what my school does.

$500 scholarship that I applied for, but the papers were never turned in. That could have gotten me two textbooks! (Which is also kind of sad, considering I’ll use them like, twice, maybe). But still!

Let me offer a bit of free advice. Go for local scholarships first, you’ll have more luck. And don’t trust your school, it will just be safer to submit stuff yourself through the post office.

Good luck to any seniors out there! This too shall pass, it may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.