Tips on Applying For Scholarships

 

  • Start ASAP and apply early - Don't miss scholarship deadlines.
  • Search Locally - Check your local banks, grocery stores, clubs, businesses, organizations, and churches in your community.
  • Read the Requirements - review requirements carefully to make sure you are eligible so that you do not waste your time.
  • Follow Instructions Carefully - It is a good idea to have someone proofread your application.
  • Neatly Presentable, Neatly Packaged - Make sure your entire application looks professional.
  • Communicate - If you are not sure about something in the application, don't guess, contact the organization for clarification.
  • Grades - A higher GPA will usually make you eligible for more scholarships and increase your chance of receiving funds.
  • Never pay to apply for a scholarship because it is probably a scam!

What is a scholarship application?