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Crime Doesn’t Pay, but Your Mistakes Just Might!

Have you ever made a mistake and wished you could go back in time to change it? I’m not talking about holding up a bank or stealing a car (crime doesn’t pay people!), but maybe you said something you regretted or missed a scholarship opportunity. I know there have been plenty of stupid things I have done in my past that I would change, if I could. For example, wearing a white shirt to Disney World was not the best choice. Do you know what happens after you get off a water ride? Well, I apparently forgot until a cute little boy pointed it out to me. But that doesn’t even compare to the embarrassment and humiliation I suffered at my junior prom. I wore a beautiful strapless gown, and my date was a perfect gentleman. He even held out my chair for me to sit. Unfortunately, when he pulled out his chair, he placed it on the train of my dress. When I stood up to get some punch, everyone got quite the show. To this day, I refuse to wear anything strapless. Although these are both trivial instances, they have left scars on my psyche. A simple “do-over” would allow me to make a wardrobe change and avoid having to relive these instances over again every time my relatives come to visit.

If you could use a “do-over” or a mulligan, there’s a great way to make your past mistakes pay for the pain and anguish they may have caused you, too. It’s called the $1,500 Do-Over Scholarship. Want to learn more? Check out this short video.

Just to recap, you must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply:

  1. 13 years of age or older
  2. A legal U.S. resident
  3. Currently enrolled in college or planning to enroll by 2020

Now that you have the 411 on who is eligible and how to apply to this easy scholarship, it’s time to think back and pick something to write about. It can be sad, funny, or even serious – just be creative and submit your scholarship essay before 11:59 p.m. EST on June 30. You never know, a mistake just might make you $1,500 richer very soon!

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Tamara is the Social Media Coordinator and a regular writer for, and She enjoys helping students prepare for college. As a mother of four, Tamara has first-hand experience with many areas of education, including special needs (autism), the International Baccalaureate program and post-secondary education. She enjoys speaking at schools and mentoring others online. In her free time, Tamara enjoys volunteering and supporting her favorite football team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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