By Sam Jeffrey
Applying for scholarships can be an intimidating task. There are many scholarships, and the application process for each one is as different as the scholarship itself. Here are some suggestions to ensure that you complete each application correctly. These tips will guarantee that your application is placed on top of the pile.
Always peruse the entire scholarship application. Sure, this sounds like something not worth mentioning, but when most people see paperwork, they just zoom right through it, not caring if the questions are answered correctly. If you don’t read the entire application and fail to accurately complete it, you’re only hurting yourself. Application processors are so busy reading applications that they don’t have the time to read the ones which are not thoroughly completed. These are the applications they drop in File 13.
The essay portions of the scholarship may be a little awkward as you decide how much to reveal about yourself. When asked about weaknesses don’t lie and say you don’t have any weak areas because nobody is perfect. Of course you don’t want to write a two page essay about your flaws either. The best thing to do is to identify one trait you want to improve and link it to something positive.
Stay focused when creating your essays. Keep your words focused on answering the questions and do not include things which are irrelevant. Unnecessary details will only confuse the reader, and as a result, the reader may reject your application. Again, stay focused and answer only the asked questions.
Carefully scrutinize your scholarship application before submitting it. You want to make sure there are no grammatical or mechanical errors in your responses. Scholarships are for conscientious people who always put forth their best efforts. They are not awarded to people who are too lazy to perform spelling and grammar checks.
It is worth remembering that scholarships can mean a free education for you. Scholarships are not loans; they are gifts that do not have to be paid back. Your dedication and professionalism towards your scholarship applications will distinguish you from the rest of the applicants. Make it a point to completely fill out each scholarship application slowly and carefully. If you do, you could win some free money.
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