Around this time last year I was applying for a scholarship that would change my life. In this article I hope to share a bit o’ luck o’ the Irish and help you on your way to winning a full-ride scholarship for an MA program in Ireland.
If you want to win, I’m here to say that luck isn’t your only way in. Luck can be slick and we can’t force her to be a lady, no matter how many dice Marlon Brando might roll.
Musical theater references aside, when people tell me I am lucky to have won, I say I prefer the word fortune because fortune is not as evasive, it’s something we all have the power to build. I’d like to break down how I see the word. That is, if you don’t mind a Celina interpretation—afterall, I can’t help but be my cheesy limerick-making self!
Here’s how I see it:
FORT → fortitude (hard work) + TUNE → tuned-in (timing) = success (#winning)
So, if the equation is 50% in your control, and if you think now is your time, then you’ve got nothing to lose. Here’s how I recommend approaching the application process for the GoOverseas Ireland Scholarship.