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What are some of the basic requirements to qualify for different types of academic scholarships at schools in your area?
“have bad blood between people” = have bad or unfriendly feelings
“Oh, don’t invite Sarah and Amber to the party. There is a lot of bad blood between them, and I don’t want there to be problems.”
“be too rich for my blood” = something that is too expensive for you
“I really like that car, but it is way too rich for my blood.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Student: Uh, my bus didn't come this morning on time. That's why.
Student: Uh, well, listen. Mrs. Smith. Listen. My alarm didn't go off this morning, so it's not my fault I came late.
Mrs. Smith: Listen. You know the policy of our program. If you miss a test for an unexcused reason . . . and a lie is definitely unexcused, then you get a zero on the test. There are no exceptions.
Student: But Mrs. Smith. I lose my scholarship if I do poorly in the class; my parents will be really disappointed in me.
Teacher: You need to be accountable for your own actions instead of trying to weasel out of your responsibility.
Talk about people you know that have used similar excuses as the student in the conversation. What are the underlying causes of making poor choices? What are the short-term and long-term consequences of such behavior?
There are many steps that go into applying for academic scholarships, including some possible ones listed below. Discuss some of these ideas with a partner and add your thoughts about each one:
In addition to regular academic and athletic scholarships, there are many unusual scholarships based on a person’s physical characteristics, special abilities and skills. One such example is the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest.
Now, use the Internet to three unusual scholarships. What are the requirements for each? Who is the intended audience? Would you personally qualify for any of them?