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College Scholarship Tip Friday: Tweet Smart
Students can tweet smart to impress college scholarship judges!
Twitter is an amazing resource for parents and their college-bound students, as lots of college scholarship information is shared by colleges, guidance counselors, organizations, and teachers.
Unfortunately, many students use Twitter as a way to express their feelings and frustrations about the pressures they feel in their home and school life. Tweeting profanity is never attractive, but sounding off about scholarship frustrations could be the kiss of death if a scholarship provider or college admissions officer checks up on applicants and reads their tweets.
Students should be very careful about how and what they tweet and take care to use Twitter to share their accomplishments and impress whoever is reading their tweets. What is shared online cannot ever be fully erased, so always use the Grandma Rule when tweeting and ask: Would my grandma be proud of this tweet? (Read more about the Grandma Rule and using social media to win college scholarships here)
This is an actual tweet from a student on Twitter, “I hate these d*** scholarships!”
And another one, “I’d work on scholarships, but I’m too lazy.”
Now read this one, “Spent the day working hard on scholarships!”
Or, “Filling out scholarships is so time-consuming, but hopefully worth it in the end!!!”
These are four different students tweeting about college scholarships. If you were a scholarship judge, which tweets would impress you, and which ones would convince you there is another student deserving of the scholarship money?
Always think before you tweet and TWEET SMART!
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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.