By maigenHas your mother ever told you to “choose your words wisely?” We bet she’s uttered this phrase a time or two during an argument or perhaps when you’ve been caught trying to cover up something. It’s her way of making you pause and carefully consider the consequences of the next words to spill out of your mouth. We’ve all been there. You bite your lip, quickly scour your brain to determine the potential outcomes, and finally utter something you hope will defuse the moment. If you’re lucky and tell the truth, your mom may forgive and forget. Unfortunately, some of you may have to endure a few punishments before you realize that it’s never a good idea to ignore your mother’s subtle warnings – which brings us to the reason for our post. It’s time to once again listen to mom’s advice and choose your words wisely because they could be worth $10,000. We recently launched our “5 Simple Words” $10,000 Scholarship, giving four students the chance to help make their college dreams a reality. To enter, you simply have to choose five words that best illustrate how you envision your life will be 10 years after college. And that’s where your mother’s advice will come in handy. Don’t rush over and submit the first words that pop into your head; sit and think about it for a moment. Carefully consider how those five words will directly impact your ability to win some serious cash for college. You’ll need to be creative and unique if you want to be one of our four winners. Once you figure out the five perfect words for you, head over to our website and submit your application. But don’t wait too long. This scholarship ends on September 30, 2014. Who can enter? Anyone who meets the following eligibility criteria may apply: A legal U.S. resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia Fourteen (14) years of age or older at the time of application Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in college by December 31, 2019. To learn more, read our official scholarship rules here. Oh, and one more thing. If you happen to win, don’t forget to thank your mom.