Stand Out Scholarship Applications

scholarship2014aScholarships are a valuable resource for college students to finance their education. However, the competition for certain scholarships can be high. You need a way to make your application stand out from the pile of other participants. Give yourself a better chance at getting a scholarship with these five ways to make your scholarship application stand out.

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5 Ways to Have a Better Scholarship Interview

scholarship_interview.jpgAn interview for a scholarship can appear as both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you have made it far enough along in the application process that you have an actually chance of receiving that large scholarship. On the other hand, you are now one among the elite finalists competing for the scholarship. You may be freaking out internally as you tell your friends and family how you are so excited for the opportunity. Don’t despair. Here a five ways for you to have a better scholarship interview. 

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Tips for Better Scholarship Applications

apply_scholarshipsApplying for scholarships may seem like an overwhelming prospect, and the competition can be intense. The great thing about scholarships is that they are free money for your education that never needs to be re-paid, and there are thousands of them available. The only scholarships that you are sure not to be awarded are the ones you don’t apply for- so go for it! The resulting awards could mean thousands of dollars over the course of your educational career, which could help you avoid taking out student loans, allow you to attend an out-of-state school, or mean that you don’t have to work while you study.

You’ll want to research a number of scholarships and narrow your choices down to the ones that mirror your talents and qualifications. Then you’ll fill out and send in an application with recommendations, an essay and an overview of your achievements. It may sound daunting, but if you use common sense and pay close attention to the directions, you’ll be on your way.

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