How should I go about answering “Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?” without sounding cocky? This is my first scholarship application and I’m a freshman student at a community college. -Emilio Good question,

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I have read a lot of your answers to questions on the site and I know you recommend that people go to community college than transfer to save money. I have been known to suggest

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Hey Mr.Josh, I’m an Indian student and i really want to complete my undergraduate degree in the US, however the thing is that I don’t know the procedure of applying to those law schools. I

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Hey Judge Josh, I’ve read your book and it has helped me a lot! Awesome !  Comments like this are the reason I write the books.  Glad you enjoyed it! But my question has nothing

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Myron is a military man who’s ready to hang up the uniform and head to college. Thanks for your service, Myron! I am 30 and want to go back to school full time and get

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Hi Judge Josh! Well hello there! I’ve been following your advice columns for a while now and like your practical approach to education. I’ve got a tough question for ya, and would appreciate your take

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Okay so im a high school student in the 11th grade. Money is really tight. My mom is a correction officer, which means she should be able to afford a $214,000 tuition for all four

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Hello my name is Jasmine and I have a little dilemma. Hi Jasmine – thanks for stopping by.  Let me see if I can help. I am currently attending a community college. I have decided

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Hi Judge Josh, Thank you for what you’re doing, it always helps me a lot to hear your advice and now I must ask my own question in this great time of need. Well thank

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I’m writing the optional statement for my law school app. The question is “What is something you regret not doing?” I chose to write about my decision not to study music in college. A large

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Hi Judge Josh! I’m writing you a question on behalf of a friend. She’s from Germany, and a German citizen, but married to a coworker of mine in the U.S. Navy and working here with

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Rape is a very difficult subject for anyone to talk about, but it’s real, it happens, and when it does it derails lives.  This courageous young lady was raped, but she got help & battled

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Dear Judge Josh, I started following your site last year after I applied to college and I’d just like to say you’re doing a great thing here. On that note, I need your help! Thanks,

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Hi Josh, Thank you so much for the advice you give! I’ve been on your mailing list for a long time and I’d gladly link back to you, but I don’t really have anywhere I

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Judge Josh, I read your column pretty much religiously. You give great advice, and you’re entertaining! Awww, shucks…thanks! Here’s my dilemma: I am a 20 year old junior going to a state school in New

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I’m a veteran, but the GI Bill only covers 60% of my school. I’m also in my 30’s. Are there any specialized scholarships for me? – John First of all, John, thank you for your

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Dear Judge Josh, First, I just wanted to say I think you are great! I read your posts everyday and not only have I learned quite a bit, but I have been thoroughly entertained. Go

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Judge Josh– Damn, man, I wish I’d come across outlawstudent.com back in high school. Better late than never, Zach! Here’s my elaborate dilemma: I’m a senior at Alfred University. I have 36k in student loan

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Hello Judge Josh! I am currently in the process of applying to law schools. I wanted to ask you what you thought about the extent of appropriate discussion for my personal statements. Basically, in the

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Hi, Judge Josh. I think the Outlaw Student website is great. Thanks for the scholarship offers, and the good advice. Glad to do it, Ellen! I’m 55 years old, with a decent paying job, a

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Hey Josh, I just want to start off saying thanks for creating this blogspot I religiously read the posts. My pleasure, Tasnim – thanks for being a loyal reader! I have picked some useful information

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At 25 and 8 months pregnant, I decided to finally go back to school at my husband’s “You always say ‘next semester’, you’re not this time” insistence. But it all was moving so quickly, I

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Hey Josh! I’ve enjoyed getting all of your helpful advice and messages in my e-mail inbox every day– sometimes I feel like they’re written about exactly what’s going in my life at the time. Thanks,

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i transferred 60 credits from a community college to the university of pittsburgh. my gpa from community was a 4.0 but of course, that doesnt transfer. i have been taking all the tough courses that

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Hi Josh, I’ve been reading your column for a few weeks now and must say I am impressed with your ability to combine brevity and artistic writing style. You strike me as the perfect person

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Hello your honor, Thank you…you may be seated. 😉 Well, I’ve been debating whether or not to ask you a question for a while now. I thought I’d finally thought I’d go for it. I

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Okay, so I don’t know what to do. I want to go down the “pre-med” track in college, and I have always thought that I would go to a big, showy, pricey university with lots

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Hi Judge Josh, I have a rather unoriginal, yet complicated dilemma. I’m a college sophomore with zero direction. I went to a Minnesota college last year and transferred this fall to a college in my

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I want to continue being a full time student… but I also need to find some source of income. What kind of jobs should I be soliciting that will not take up too much of

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Hi! My son is a year high school old senior. He has been invited to a “scholar’s day” event this weekend at a college where he has been accepted. He has been offered a partial

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