Timing…Make YOUR deadline for completing the scholarship application at least a week before it is due. This way you may avoid the stress of rushing to get everything done at the last minute.
Applications... Some applications are available to download and print. If you do not have access to a printer, please stop by the School Counseling office and ask Ms. Dwoyer or Mrs. Noble. We would be happy to print an application for you!
Recommendations… If the scholarship needs a recommendation be sure to give your recommenders plenty of time (if possible 2 or 3 weeks) to complete the recommendation form. Follow up with those recommenders to thank them for their help!
It will be helpful to give your recommenders information on you so they can write the best letter possible. Consider providing them with a completed Recommendation Information Form.
Essays…If a scholarship requires an essay, don’t let that prevent you from applying! You have all been working with your English teachers on college essays, these may be a great place to start for a scholarship essay. Many people will not apply for a scholarship simply because it requires an essay, if you are willing to do the work you have a chance of winning the scholarship.
Should I apply? YES! If you meet the general qualifications, you should apply. There are scholarships out there for most everybody. Don’t think you have to be the TOP student or TOP athlete to be eligible for a scholarship. If you are willing to do the work, write the essay, and put together an impressive application for the scholarships that you qualify for – you have a good chance of winning!