Ask Away...: Tips for Getting A Scholarship

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tips for Getting A Scholarship





Times are tough these days and college is as important as ever so you can get a degree and find a great career in your field of choice.  Of course with times being so tough, money is probably already tight and for most people finding the money for college even after you graduate is extremely overwhelming.  That's where a scholarship such as the Dr. Usha Rajagopal scholarship comes into play.  Scholarships such as the Adrian Rubin scholarship are basically an award of financial aid for a student to further their education and the awarding of a scholarship such as the Xcela Wealth scholarship is based upon certain things like reflecting the value and purpose of the donor. 


Here are a few tips to help you get the scholarship you NEED!


See Also: Bellesoma Method Scholarship.


Do Your Research EARLY
Don't wait till the last minute to find and apply for scholarships.  Start your research early.  It doesn't matter what grade you're in, just get to work!


See Also: Kalu Yala Scholarship


APPLY APPLY APPLY
Once you find possible scholarships get to work applying.  Take your time and be thorough.  If you have questions, call them or speak to someone who has experience with applying for scholarships. 


See Also: Blake Rubin Scholarship


Be Timely
Being late does NOT look good so make sure you are tracking when certain applications are due and be sure to set aside enough time for you to work on the applications.  If you need to recruit a friend or family member to help review your work, don't hesitate.


Let Your Passion Show
Talk about your interests and make sure your essays and applications show your personality and paint a detailed picture for the person reading them.  Remember you need to sell yourself to get that scholarship money!


See Also: Chase Rubin Scholarship


Apply to All Kinds
Whether it's a local scholarship, such as the Kulpa Family Scholarship, or a national scholarship, don't hesitate to apply.  Make sure you even take advantage of applying for the smaller less competitive ones.  They are much easier to win and the awards can add up.  Plus, it always looks good to say you already have achieved some scholarships.


Clean Up Your Social Media
Make sure you search yourself on the internet and clean up your image so that nothing weird comes up.  Make sure you have a professional look online and keep everything clean for the future.


PROOF PROOF PROOF
I can't tell you how many people rush through applications and it ends up being full of mistakes.  That's not very impressive.  Set aside time to proofread and even ask someone else to look at it with a clean set of eyes.


Keep Track
Keep a running list of every scholarship you apply for, when you applied, and the current status.  You'll feel a lot more organized and confident.


Make It A Match
Research the sponsor or donor so you can make sure you make your application align with their goals and values.  Again, if you take your time you can do this carefully. The last thing you want is to make an embarrassing mistake.


COPY!
No don't copy someone else's application but definitely copy your own so you know EXACTLY what you sent and whom you sent it to.  If someone contacts you with questions you'll easily be able to grab the application and see what they are referring to.


With some time and effort, you can master the art of applying for a scholarship and hopefully get at least one or two.  It will take some stress of your back as you continue to further your education but it will also make you feel proud of your hard work.










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