SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNING MADE EASY
So you have been wondering where to get the money to either get started with your undergraduate degree education or to further your post graduate degree education and everything seems bleak with no forthcoming help. You have also tried applying for a scholarship but it seems like your applications, essay, personal statements and so on do not even see the light of the day. You are discouraged, worried and have started visioning a life of perpetual darkness. Well you need to stop worrying and start taking action by checking out these tips to help you get that scholarship award without breaking a sweat.
Check out the eligibility requirements
In every scholarship posts, there are eligibility requirements which can be related to applicants’ country of origin, residence, course of study, class of degree and so on. You have to check to see if you fit into the requirements, if you do, great! If you don’t, please save your time and move on to the next post.
Check the deadline
If you want to be successful in your scholarship application, then you have to realize the importance of planning. You cannot just jump on a scholarship application with a deadline of 2nd February on 1st February. You definitely would not have the time to completely fill your application form or write that well articulated essay. So you have to check the deadline to see if you still have plenty of time.
Keep a Professional profile
Now unless you are applying for an entertainment scholarship, you do have to keep a professional profile, just like when applying for a job. You do not want your sponsors to get a negative feeling about you when they do a little research now do you?
Adhere to Instructions
If you are asked to write a 500 word max, please do not go overboard and if you are asked to upload five documents, do not withhold one of them. Read the instructions for every section before applying.
I intentionally did not use the word unique because it seems quite vague. I prefer original because it’s self centric. You alone know what you are, your struggles and your history and it would not be advisable to change it to a superficial personality especially when you are writing the scholarship essays. Do not be afraid to voice out your opinion; tell your life story or challenges. Let your sponsors see you for who you really are because trust me when I say they’ve come along lots of superficial people.
Be careful when filling out your application form
You do not want to make any mistake when filling out your forms. Make sure you do not jump lines or give vague answers to questions, expatiate if need be. Check for incorrect spellings or grammatical errors. Falsifying of information is the quickest way to get your application disqualified, so avoid it.
Submit your application before a deadline
Do not wait till the deadline day before submitting your application, you never can tell if you would experience network issues or your documents for some reason would refuse to upload. Make sure you have completed and submitted your application at least a week before the deadline.
Cast your net wide
Do not limit your scholarship search.There are various scholarship funds, grab them all if possible. You do not have to wait for a fully funded or a foreign one before you apply. Apply for local scholarships with smaller funds which would be easier to get.