Read, understand and practice the following for your scholarship search:
- Start a new e-mail account dedicated to scholarships and applications.
- Always keep a copies of your essays in word format to edit for other scholarships.
- Copy and paste from a word document into the on-line applications. If the submission fails, you have a copy.
- Set a goal of appying for one scholarship each month. It does not seem like hard work with that in mind.
- Pay attention to the deadlines. Give yourself a personal deadline and stick to it.
- Read over your essays. Use the Student Resource Center to help proofread your essay.
- Read previous winners to judge what organizations are looking for.
- Write a thank you letter regardless of whether you win the scholarship. This can create a good impression for the next application.
- Never cash a check you get that you were not expecting. This might be a scam to get your banking information.
- When in doubt, stop by the Financial AId Office with your documents, and we will help out.
- If you need to sit down with someone to have an action plan, make an appointment with Financial Aid so that we can spend anywhere from a half-hour to an hour reviewing what you need to do.