Reader Question: What Is Your Best Scholarship Tip? 4

CollegeOccasionally, I write reader question posts.  In this type of post I ask a question, give a short explanation, and give you the opportunity to answer the question in the comments section.

Entering scholarship competitions is a difficult and nervous process – especially the first time.  If you have entered any scholarship competitions in the past, you probably have some good advice you can share with new applicants.  The goal of today’s post is to help you share that advice and give new students strong start.

What Is Your Best Scholarship Tip?

Think back through all of the scholarships you have entered.  What did you learn about communicating with scholarship committees?  How did you find scholarship opportunities?  What is your advice about deadlines?  Did you fall for any scholarship scams?

Some Motivation

If you have trouble remembering, you can get your creative juices flowing by reading the tips I shared in these posts:

Now it is your turn:

What is your best scholarship tip?

4 thoughts on “Reader Question: What Is Your Best Scholarship Tip?

  1. Reply Sandra Proulx Jan 13,2010 8:14 AM

    By far, the best scholarship tip I can offer is to apply for ALL scholarships you qualify for, no matter the award amount and use the same determination and intensity with each application, not just the big scholarship opportunities. So many students turn their noses at the small award sums of $500 or $1,000. But, these add up! With so many students not wanting to put the effort into smaller scholarship awards, the competition (or lack there of) is probably in your favor, so it’s worth your time to consider & apply for smaller local scholarships as well.

  2. Reply stand mixers info Oct 21,2010 2:32 PM

    Putting together a scholarship application can be a long process, but as long as you keep focused on the main point of the scholarship, the process can be an exciting and smooth one.

  3. Reply Pickup Games Feb 11,2011 5:09 PM

    I agree with Sandra, these small scholarships do add up, and there aren’t that many competition going for it.

  4. Reply Lorraine SantaLucia Oct 1,2012 9:40 PM

    The best advice I can give is to find others who are searching for scholarships just like you are. Scholarships are tedious, and repetitive, and hard to find. I am a Junior at VCU who applies for scholarships every year, and realized i’m not the only student doing so. Thats why I created a student run group called Scholarship Sharing that allows students from all over the world to collaborate on scholarship findings.

    This group is run off of Facebook, is free to all students, and open to students and parents trying to help their kids worldwide.

    This is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scholarshipsharing/

    Scholarships are ten times easier to find when you have a bunch of other students helping you.

Leave a Reply