Author name: Judge Josh

Should Having Diabetes Be Considered A Hardship On A Scholarship Essay?

Hi Judge Josh, First off thank you for doing this site- it has been a great help. You’re quite welcome, Teresa – but I couldn’t do it without people like you! Okay I’m just going to tell you the problem. I’m a first/second year student(I did a semester away from home and things didn’t work …

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How Should You Answer The Question, “Have You Received Any Other Scholarship Awards?”

I always enjoy reading the posts, but I never thought I would have my own question to ask. As far as I know this question has not been adressed yet. It’s a fairly simple question that I have come across while filling out scholarship applications, yet no one has been able to give me a …

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Should I Go To College If I Don’t Know What I Want To Do With My Life?

After taking a two year hiatus from high school and working like a dog, I am pleased to announce that I’m set to graduate in June and have been accepted to college. Congratulations, Katlyn.  Although these days it seems like everyone is expected to go to college, a) not everyone should and b) just being …

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I Want To Make A Lot Of Money As A Lawyer & Use It To Help Animals – Is That Okay To Tell Scholarship Judges?

I’ve been reading your site and emails for a while, and definitely have found them to be super helpful in a general sense. I would like your advice on my situation in more specificity though. Shoot it at me, Hannah! I’m a senior in undergraduate, and have been accepted to one of my top law …

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I Was Raped. Should I Tell The Committee?

Sarah was finishing up a stellar undergrad career at a very selective university, and then she was raped. That changed things, but it didn’t derail her, and she needs some advice on how to continue righting the ship. Hi Judge Josh, Hi! I’m a longtime reader and fan of your Q&A section, just never thought …

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Are Students Over-Exerting Themselves? (Counselor Buddy Advice!)

Today Counselor Buddy tells us there is such a thing as too many student activities. What do you guys think? How many activities are you involved with and do you ever get burned-out? Read Counselor Buddy’s guest article and leave a comment below. The increasing demands on students to market themselves to their colleges of …

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