College Scholarship Tip: Make a List and Check it Twice!
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(Post updated February 2020)
Use this college scholarship tip to ensure no scholarship material is left behind
With so many college scholarships having different due dates and guidelines, it is very easy for a student to inadvertently fail to include some of the required material when they submit the application packet for judging.
What many students don’t realize is that the first thing that many scholarship judges look for when doing the initial quick scan of the application is for 100% complete submissions.
For example, a scholarship guideline may specify students to include a filled-out application, letter of recommendation, essay, and school transcripts.
Failure to include one or more of those materials will automatically get the whole application packet tossed into the disqualified pile, no matter how outstanding the essay or deserving of the scholarship money the student may be.
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The best way to make sure this does not happen is to print out the guidelines when the application is being printed. Students can then check off all of the required materials before mailing, making sure nothing is forgotten or left out.
But what about online submitted scholarships that only need a *click* to be submitted?
Online scholarship applications should be treated no differently than traditional mailed-in ones. Before clicking for submission, the student needs to be 100% sure that all required documents were uploaded correctly and accepted by the website collecting the information.
With a physical check-list, they will need to make sure nothing has been left out.
This is a very basic and simple college scholarship tip, but following it could be worth thousands of dollars in money for school!
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