Today’s Question: “How do you win scholarships?”
You did all the right things…you decided to search for scholarships, you found a bunch, and applied for several. But, how do people actually win scholarships? There is no magic answer, but there are some things you can do to increase your odds of winning a scholarship. In this short video, Ashley, our scholarship expert, will give you some tips on how to increase your chances of making it to the finalist’s pool.
- First, be willing to work hard for what you want; this may require you to take some extra steps. For example, if you find a scholarship that you are eligible for, but the organization hasn’t posted an updated application yet, be proactive! Don’t be afraid to call the scholarship provider and ask for a copy of the application.
- Second, meet your scholarship deadlines. If you are required to have something postmarked by a certain date, make sure you mail it in a few days before that, just in case.
- Next, stay organized. If you don’t mark your calendar with deadline dates, or you send in the wrong essay for an award, it could cost you.
- Finally, remain dedicated and have a positive attitude; understand that you should take the time to apply for scholarships every month, and don’t give up. Believe in yourself and your ability to win!
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