10 Scholarship Tips
only if you're eligible! Read all of the scholarship
requirements and directions carefully to make sure you're
eligible before you send in your application. Your application
can't win if you're not eligible for the scholarship.
the application in full. If a question doesn't apply,
note that on the application. Don't just leave it blank.
directions. Provide everything that is required. But
don't supply things that aren't requested - you could be
counts. Make several photocopies of all the forms you
receive. Use the copies as working drafts to develop your
application packet. Always type your application. If you
must print, do so neatly and legibly.
sure your essay makes an impression. The key to writing
a strong essay is to be personal and specific. Include concrete
details to make your experience come alive: who, what, where
out for deadlines. To help keep yourself on track, impose
a deadline on yourself that is at least two weeks before
the stated deadline. Use this time to proofread your application
before you send it off.
copies before sending. Before sending your application,
make a copy of the entire packet and keep it on file in
case your application goes astray. Make sure your name (and
social security number if applicable) appears on each page
of your application to ensure that nothing is lost.
it a fine "once-over." Proofread the entire
application carefully. Be on the lookout for misspelled
words or grammatical errors. Ask a friend, teacher or parent
to proofread it as well.
for help if you need it. If you have problems with the
application, call the funding organization and ask questions.
10. Remember - your scholarship application represents you! Your ability to submit a neat, timely complete application
reflects on you. It's your face to this organization. Take
pride in yourself by submitting your best application.