TeenHealthFX can appreciate the pressure you are feeling with this, and has a few thoughts about how to handle this situation:
· The first is to check in with your professors in the classes where your grades may put you at risk for losing your scholarship. You can talk with your professors about your grades and ask them for their thoughts about how you can improve them. FX also thinks it would be helpful for you to let your professors know that you need certain grades in order to keep your scholarship. Most professors will appreciate this kind of situation and will work with you on ways in which you can ensure your grades remain at the level needed to keep the scholarship – whether they give you some advice on how to raise your grades or give you the opportunity for extra credit or to do work over.
· The second thing you can do is to discuss your concerns with your academic advisor at school. You are not the first person to be at school with a scholarship and to be worried about losing that scholarship if your grades fall below a certain level. He/she may have some suggestions as to what you can do to help keep your grades up and your scholarship in place.
· Third, you are clearly feeling quite a bit of pressure and stress about this – understandably so. Sometimes when we are feeling stressed it can affect our work performance. If you think that the stress and anxiety you are feeling about this scholarship is negatively impacting your schoolwork, then consider speaking to someone about how to better handle your worries and concerns. You could speak to your parents, a professor at school, or you could even meet with a therapist (either privately or at your campus mental health center, if your school has one).
The main thing here is not to try and handle this on your own, but to reach out to the people around you for some guidance and support. So check in with your professors and academic advisor, and consider speaking to your parents or a counselor about how you are feeling about all of this so you can get the help and support you need.
If you live in northern New Jersey and need help finding a therapist you can call the Access Center from Atlantic Behavioral Health at 888-247-1400. Outside of this area you can log onto the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for referrals in your area. You can also contact your insurance company to get a list of in-network mental health providers or check with your school social worker or psychologist to get a list of referrals in your area.
70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition 6
33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse. 18
Nearly two in five 12th graders report using some kind of vaping device in the past year. 7
1 in 4 teens contract a sexually transmitted disease every year. 11
In 2017, persons aged 15–24 years represented 62.6% of all chlamydia cases. 10
More than 130 Americans die everyday from an opioid overdose. 9
In the next 24 hours, 1,439 teens will attempt suicide. 14
In the next 24 hours, 2,795 teenage girls will become pregnant 12
Only 50.6% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 with a mental health disorder received treatment in the last year. 8
90% of daily tobacco users begin by age 18 13
Many teens reported feeling overwhelmed (31%) and depressed or sad (30%) as a result of stress. 16
37.3 percent of 12th graders reported vaping in the past 12 months 15
Two-thirds of those who developed alcohol or substance use disorders have had a mental health disorder. 17
In 2016, 56 percent of deaths among passenger vehicle occupants ages 16-19 were drivers 22
21% of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are among people aged 13-24 years old, most of those being 20-24. 19
59% of all students in grades 9 to 12 indicated that they had not yet had sex. 21
1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship 23
50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide 24
There was a 78% increase in e-cigarette use between 2017 and 2018. 2
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. 1
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 12-18. 3
Young people aged 15–24 years acquire half of all new STDs 4
In 2017, 5455 teenagers died from an overdose 5
44.88% of teens feel stressed “all the time.” 25
59% of U.S. teens have personally experienced at least one type of abusive online behaviors. 26
In 2017 2,734 teenagers (ages 13-19) died in the United States from crash injuries. 27
Roughly 40% of teenagers will try drugs at least once, which means 60% will not. 28
The average 12th grader spends approximately 2 hours per day texting. 29