The Challenges of Balancing Academics and Extracurricular Activities as a Scholarship Recipient

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Balance is a key component to success in life. It’s also something that is incredibly challenging for many people to achieve. Say’s Dr Francene Gayle, as a scholarship recipient, balancing academics and extracurricular activities can be especially difficult. I’ll be honest—it was not easy for me! However, if you learn how to effectively manage your time and prioritize your commitments, then you’ll be able to achieve both academic excellence and athletic success.

Academics and extracurricular activities are important to being successful.

Academics and extracurricular activities are important to being successful. You can be successful in both, but it’s not easy. As a scholarship recipient, you have to balance your time between classes, homework and studying for tests with time spent on your extracurricular activities. This can be difficult because many scholarship recipients don’t want to let their grades slip or fall behind in their classes just because they’re participating in an extracurricular activity that might not seem as important at first glance (like volunteering). But what many people don’t realize is that by participating in these activities they gain valuable experiences that will help them later down the road when applying for jobs or internships where employers look at applicants’ resumes closely before deciding whom they want hire/accept into their programs/classes/etcetera

There are many ways to balance athletics and academics, but it’s not easy.

I’m sure many of you have heard that it’s possible to balance academics and extracurricular activities. But as an athlete who has been awarded a scholarship, I can tell you that it takes more than just saying it’s possible.

You need to make sacrifices, and there will be times when your studies suffer because of your sports commitments. It’s not easy to make time for both academics and athletics–but if you want both in your life, then this is the path forward!

No one can do it alone.

  • You can’t do it alone.
  • You need to have a support system, whether it’s your family and friends or the people in your organization. They will always be there for you when you need them most.
  • You also need a plan for how you are going to balance the two sides of your life: academics and extracurricular activities. Having some sort of structure helps keep things on track so that nothing falls through the cracks!

It’s about finding the right balance for you.

Finding the right balance for you is key. It’s about finding the right balance for your schedule and how much time you want to dedicate to each activity. While some people might be able to handle more than one extracurricular activity at once, others may find that they need more down time in order to stay focused on their schoolwork.

If you’re struggling with balancing academics and extracurriculars, try asking yourself these questions:

  • What are my priorities?
  • How much time do I want or need for each activity? (Remember that this will likely change over time.)

Balance is the key to success, academically and athletically.

Balancing academics and extracurricular activities is not easy. It’s a process, one that takes time and effort to find the right balance for you. You may have to change your schedule or make some adjustments in order to make it work, but it will be worth it in the end!


In the end, it’s about finding the right balance for you. If you’re an athlete who has a lot of commitments outside of school, then it may be difficult to manage all of them at once. But if you find a way to do so, then congratulations! You’re on your way to becoming successful in both academics and athletics.

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