Scholarships How To

Scholarships How To Curriculum Guide COVERSample Pages of Curriculum

2) Academics- Important?

Video- Lesson 2 (on the flash drive).  Three to four questions are included about the video- each is worth a point for their team

Game- Who wants to be a Millionaire?

Materials- Monopoly money, three Popsicle sticks for each team

Directions- Popsicle sticks- with written on them; “Poll the audience”, “phone a friend” or “50/50”. Each team nominates one or two people.  Each question will take about a minute so if you have six teams- two from each team x three questions each will take about 35 minutes. Everyone will eventually get into activities within this lesson.  When called, the nominated gets in front of the room and reads the question proposed (you will have a list of them). The student will either ask the audience (team) for the answer, a specific friend from his/her team, answer the question himself with two out of the four options deleted (50/50) or he/she will answer the question completely on their own.  Once he/she has used the stick- that popsicle stick is taken away.  For the right answer, give the student $5- first correct answer with a stick, $50 for 2nd correct answer with a stick, $100 for 3rd correct answer with a stick and if they have no help answering the question- they get $500.  Their choice to answer with no help- climbs faster to one million.  The team with the most money gets the points for this game.  This activity is worth 5 points.

Homework- fill out pages 4 to 14 in the workbook.  For everyone who fills in their pages, there is a point for each.

Questions for the game are included with the answers in bold!

Have fun!

3) Work and/or Volunteer

Video- Lesson 3 (on the flash drive).  Three to four questions are included about the video- each is worth a point for their team

Game- The Great Scavenger Hunt

Materials- A list of items for the students to find.  A list of possible things is enclosed.

Directions- Students interview people to find out where they have worked, where they have volunteered and do they make money in any other way?  They need to find four people that are willing to be interviewed and will not interrupt the flow of school.  Tell them that they may not interrupt classrooms and they must go quietly or they will be sent back to start over.  After the scavenger hunt, they must write down ten places that people have worked and the key words for scholarship searching those particular jobs. Example- the secretary worked at United Way in the past. The key words would be United Way/North Texas/Scholarships. Next, write down ten places that people have volunteered and the importance of volunteering.  Finally, write down five entrepreneurial jobs.  How could a volunteer activity be turned into an entrepreneurial activity?  The first one to complete everything wins the activity.  This activity is worth 10 points.

Homework- fill out pages 15-19 in the workbook.  For everyone who fills in their pages, there is a point earned. Secondly- write a list of extracurricular activities through high school as well as all volunteer activities thus far. There will be 2 points for those that bring in the extracurricular as well as their volunteer lists.   So homework is a total of 3 points for each student.

Have fun!

6) Ethnic Origins/ Personal Attributes

Video- Lesson 6 (on the flash drive).  Three to four questions are included about the video- each is worth a point for their team

Game- Take What Is Needed

Materials- 10 pennies x the amount of students

Directions- Students sit on the ground.  The pennies are passed around the room without telling the students what the game is.  They may take 1 to 10 pennies and say how many they have chosen.  After the pennies have gone around the room, each student tells facts about themselves- what their ethnic origin is, what personal attributes they have- one for every coin that they have.  If the student cannot think of anything more than they have, they can pass their remaining coins to the next person.  They only have a minute each to tell their origins/personal attributes.  Now the counselor at the end, can announce how these origins/attributes can be turned into scholarships.  When the exercise is done, the teams get back together and count how many pennies they have- the team that has the most pennies wins that amount of points for their team.

Homework- fill out those pages in the workbook- pages 28-29. For everyone who fills in their pages, there is a point for each.

Have fun!

12) How to Write Your Story!

Video- Lesson 12 (on the flash drive).  Three to four questions are included about the video- each is worth a point for their team

Game- It is time to write your essay!

Materials- paper and brainstorming sheets

Directions- Choose one from the following;

  • Write an essay from a college application
  • Write an essay stemming from an earlier exercise/game that was done
  • Do the brainstorming exercises in pairs

There will be five points for those that do their essays and 2 points for those that choose the brainstorming exercise in pairs.

The downloaded brainstorming sheets are included in the Resource Guide- The pairs should only be given two sheets.

Homework- For those that brainstormed, their essay should be written. For those that wrote the essay, the essay should be proofread. Bring a copy of what you have to leave with the instructor for your file.

Focus and it will get done!

Have fun!


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