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College Scholarship Mom Tip!
Have you been following my weekly college scholarship mom tip? I hope so!
Here is this week’s tip:
CREATE A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RESUME
A scholarship resume can help your recommendation letter writer provide details that set you apart.
Before students leave their high school or college campuses for summer break, they need to ask teachers or other staff members for letters of recommendation to be used for college scholarships.
This is crucial for summer scholarship applying, as well as to avoid the crush of students asking for their letters as soon as school resumes in the fall.
To get a quality and more personal letter of recommendation, students need to hand a resume specifically for scholarship purposes to their letter writers.
The scholarship resume should summarize their achievements, interests, awards, community service, and employment history.
Organized students also can include a list of scholarships they know they will be applying for, and ask the writers to address each letter to the specific scholarship judging committee.
These little details are what help create a high-quality letter of recommendation and make the student more favorable in the eyes of the judges.
Be sure to read: What to Include in a College Scholarship Resume
What are parents and students saying about the How to Win College Scholarships ebook?
“I have used the guidelines from Monica Matthews’ ebook. This was such a great starting point…definitely my “go to” on how to start the process of scholarship applications. In addition, I have purchased Monica’s Scholarship Toolkit Organizer, which is a great way to organize materials and monitor deadlines (rather than notes written all over the place). The ebook provides you with guidelines and tips that are best practices. Our school’s guidance office only provided a minimal list of scholarships.
Monica is tremendous in offering potential scholarship information or answering any questions I may have (that is worth her weight in gold). My son had success winning 15 scholarships (local and national). He was a good student, but nothing like some of stats I have read from other parents. So it is possible…keep applying!” D.E., Indiana
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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.