5 Tips for Winning Scholarships

October 4th, 2020 by admin

Start Applying Early

While many of the aforementioned scholarships have rather specific requirements, numerous scholarships are open to high school students of all ages. Just because college prep ramps up during a high schooler’s junior and senior years, that doesn’t mean that a student has to wait until then to begin applying for scholarships—there is even a scholarship (The Debt.com Scholarship For Aggressive Scholarship Applicants) that rewards students who doggedly pursue awards!

 

Apply For Lots of Scholarships

You can’t win awards if you don’t apply for them. One of the best steps you can take to increase your odds of winning a scholarship is to apply for lots of them. And don’t just limit yourself to big national awards, as there are lots of local grant and scholarship programs with smaller applicant pools. As listed above, there are even some wacky ones worth applying for—how good is your duck call?

 

Show Your Stuff

Many scholarship applications have a video or essay component—including a fair amount of the aforementioned awards—this is your place to shine. Take this opportunity to show off your creativity, highlight what sets you apart from other candidates, and spotlight why you are worthy of the award.

 

Proofread, Proofread, Proofread

Punctuation errors, grammatical mistakes, and misspelled words show a lack of concentration and caring. Before submitting any materials, carefully proofread them and fix any mistakes. Once you’ve reviewed your materials on your own, have a teacher, parent, or proofreading pal go over your work as well. A second pair of eyes never hurts!

 

Avoid Silly Mistakes

There’s no quicker way to ruin your odds of winning an award than by making silly mistakes—even the weirdest awards expect a standard of competence. Make sure you read the application directions carefully, submit all the required material, provide any necessary information, and meet deadlines.

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