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College Scholarship Tip: Frequent the Counselor’s Office
Use this college scholarship tip to find and win more money for school!
Counselors are sent college scholarship information to share with their students, but are often overwhelmed by the number of students they are expected to help and a lack of time in each busy day.
Students need to be proactive and let their guidance counselors know of their serious quest to find and win college scholarships.
By checking in at their counselor’s office frequently and asking about new scholarships, they will become a familiar face and name to the counselor. This opens up lots of possibilities, as the counselor can write a more personal letter of recommendation for scholarships and college applications.
Students serious about winning college scholarships need to make sure that their high school counselor knows their name, career plans, and desire to win college scholarships.
Here are many ways that students can take advantage of the scholarship knowledge of their counselors:
• Make frequent office visits and let the counselor know of college plans
• Ask about scholarship opportunities
• Keep visiting and asking questions
• Email questions and concerns
• Share college plans and dreams
• Get honest feedback on written scholarship essays
• Work hard and get good grades, proving a true desire for help
• Discuss college and scholarship application tips
• Ask to be notified about new scholarships
• Bring scholarship and college essays in to be proofread
• Be thankful, humble, and patient
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These are habits and skills that grads will find helpful in the work world, too. Good counsel!
Thank you, Carol!
That’s a good suggestion – always helpful for the person writing recommendations to know you a bit better.
Exactly! Thank you!
I’m meeting with the her HS college counselor next week, yes she’s only in 9th grade but it’s time to start now!
I’m so glad to hear this! Great job Rosemond and know that you are a SMART parent!
Who knew? I tweeted this so others might benefit from your great advice!
Thanks so much for sharing this scholarship tip with others, Carol!
I showed this to my girlfriend’s mom earlier this year (retired school counselor) and she fell in love with your site. Granted she’s not a blogger/web owner but she would always tell me when she checked into this site for college tips for her grandkids.
I truly value the opinions of school counselors when they read my scholarship work and visit my site, Gary. Thank you so much for sharing that!