Tips for Successful Scholarship Applications


• Apply for every scholarship for which you are eligible

             Read all the scholarship requirements carefully, and make sure that you are eligible.
             If you are, apply.

• Complete the application in full and follow directions

            Note if something is not applicable on the application. Do not leave items blank.

            Do not supply items not requested (e.g., photos, award certificates etc.).

• Neatness counts

             Proofread the entire application carefully for spelling and grammar errors.
             Ask someone to proofread it as well.

• Make sure your essay leaves an impression

             Be personal and passionate in your essays. Make your application stand out from the crowd.
             Give examples and be specific to what is being asked.

• Watch all deadlines

              YOU are responsible for making sure your application arrives on time. If supporting materials,
               such as letters of recommendation and transcripts are needed, do not wait for the last minute
               to secure these. Make sure everyone who is contributing to your application has ample lead-time.

• Ask

              If you have questions, ask. But do not expect anyone to do the work for you.
              Completing the application is your job.

• Take steps to make sure your application gets where it needs to go

              Make a copy of the entire packet and keep it for your files. Make certain that your name
              appears on all pages.

• Remember, your scholarship application represents you!