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College Scholarship Tip: What’s in a name? Everything!
This college scholarship tip is so easy, yet most students don’t even consider it.
Working on a college scholarship application?
This college scholarship tip is so simple, yet so many students don’t bother with it.
Here it is: Always double and then triple check the name of the scholarship organization in your essays and letters of recommendation. (I have had letters recommendation sent to me with the Savor Summer College Scholarship materials addressed to, “Dear Admissions Officer…”) UGH!
College scholarship judges have been known to throw out applications with another organization’s name on them.
Check for correct spelling in each place the name is written, carefully making sure proper capitalization is also used. This mistake often happens when students recycle college scholarship essays and use them for several applications.
Recycling essays saves a ton of time, but it must be done very carefully.
It may seem like a little detail, but to organizations offering thousands of scholarship dollars, why would they award their money to someone who refers to them as a completely different company?
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 regards 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.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.