To ensure a more successful scholarship search, use these four easy, practical tips when exploring and applying for scholarship awards:
- Find out about every scholarship that was awarded in your major area of study the previous year. Check first with your high school counselor or junior college advisor. Search the Internet for scholarships.
- Recommendation letters are often required. Well before the application deadline, start lining up teachers, employers and mentors to write a glowing letter of recommendation for you.
- If an essay is required, let your English teacher, high school counselor, parent or a friend review it before it is submitted.
- Save your essay on a hard drive or thumb drive. You may later find the same essay question asked in a similar fashion for a different scholarship.