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Apply SMART – Win More College Scholarships
To win more college scholarships is what every student and their parents want and need, right?
How is this done? By applying SMART!
They boldly tweet or post online, “I applied for tons of scholarships and didn’t win any!”
Many students blame the system with comments such as, “Scholarships are only for kids at the top of the class or minority students.”
Parents also get frustrated and believe that applying for scholarships is a complete waste of time.
This mindset makes me seriously sad.
My first thought when I hear these complaints is to wonder if they applied SMART. Students who apply SMART win more college scholarships and get more financial aid.
What is applying SMART?
It is having a checklist of mandatory details (like this one) that must be reviewed and utilized for each and every scholarship application before it is submitted.
Applying SMART is treating all applications as if each one is the student’s best work possible, a masterpiece that is sure to impress the scholarship judges.
Applying SMART makes sure each of the points below are utilized and addressed.
(NOTE: These are merely a fraction of the winning strategies that are found in the How to Win College Scholarships ebooks.)
Students need to apply SMART to win more college scholarships!
Students who use this method will learn how to submit more complete scholarship applications and increase their chances of winning more money for school.
If you are looking to win more college scholarships, don’t miss these tips!
Be sure to read: How to Supercharge College Scholarship Applications
It’s just plain smart to apply SMART, as this parent found out after reading the How to Win College Scholarships ebooks for parents and their students:
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Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that” in regard to helping parents and students navigate the scholarship process.
Her method of helping students in finding college scholarships, writing unique and compelling scholarship essays, creating amazing scholarship application packets, and more have taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars. She teaches them how to apply S.M.A.R.T. with outstanding results.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites, and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.
The checklist is a great idea!! And it’s good practice for college classes…
Hi Ruth. The cost of my ebooks? You can find that information right here. 🙂
Commit to have an easy to remember checklist for each application.
Wish I had this checklist 12 years ago when my son was looking at colleges. But I share your information for all my nieces and nephews!
Thank you so much for sharing my info, Jennifer! Message me anytime with any specific questions they may have. 🙂
My daughter will be a college senior and we have taken loans for her tuition, books, etc. Is is too late to get scholarships at this point? I would hate to take another 40k loan.
Hi Lisette, here are scholarship resources for current college students:
How College Students Can Find Scholarships
Scholarships for College Students
How do I apply?
Hi Natalie, are you in high school? The best thing to do is get a list of local scholarships from your counselor.