Getting a scholarship is exciting, but winning one does require work.
If your high school student needs some traction to search for and win scholarships, point him in the direction of the Scholarship Diva, whose son has just been named one of the recipients of the Truman Scholarship. Impressive stuff.
Let your kids know it is not out of reach for them. Help them explore scholarship possibilities, and remind them what Henry David Thoreau said: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.