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College Scholarship Tip: Vital Online Submission Advice
Use this college scholarship tip to win more money for school! Avoiding these common scholarship submission mistakes is KEY.
The biggest mistake is typing right into the application, instead of cutting and pasting from another writing program.
When a student uses a program such as Microsoft Word or a Google document, all info can be saved as they are writing and also stored in a digital folder for use in other college scholarship applications.
When typing fresh ideas right into an online scholarship application, all information can easily be lost when websites and computers freeze or crash out of the blue.
There is nothing more frustrating than typing a well-thought-out scholarship essay only to have those thoughts erased because they were not saved.
Some online scholarship application programs will automatically save student data at certain intervals, but this is not guaranteed and should never be counted on.
Also, some applications allow students to start and stop filling out the form fields at their leisure, while others have a time limit.
Understanding the submission differences between online-only scholarship applications and those that are mailed in is a very important part of the college scholarship process.
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Oh yes so annoying when writing is lost on an online form & you hadn’t backed up elsewhere!
Unsaved and lost important data can make even the strongest want to cry! Save, save, save!
Hello there …. Is it possible to get a scholarship to high school?
I am 14 years old and from Iran
Hi, there are scholarships for private high schools in the U.S., but those are mainly for U.S. citizens. Are you looking to attend high school in the U.S.?
Yes …. but I am not a citizen of America
My aunt lives in America 20 years
Can she be my guardian?
You would have to check with your aunt. You would also need a visa to study in the states. I’m sorry that I don’t have any more help for you. I help U.S. families with college scholarships and don’t want to give you any wrong information.
Okay, thank you
But my question is: generally
America scholarships to high school students in developing countries?
I would say no, most scholarships for private high schools in America are for citizens only.
Hi. I was winner of math competitions But I want to read art Is it possible to obtain scholarships to study art? I will finish high school next year
Hi Maly, are you a U.S. student? If you are, check with your high school counselor for a list of local scholarships that you can apply for. That will get you started. 🙂
I’m from Asia
If you are looking to study in the U.S., check with some international scholarship sites and see if you qualify for any of their scholarships. This site and article should help: http://www.i-studentglobal.com/finances/scholarships/top-tips/international-scholarship-faqs Good luck! 🙂
Useful as always!
Thanks so much, Rachael!
Good advice, Monica. It took me a few times (on other documents) before I figured this out!
Thanks, Laurie! 🙂
This makes perfect sense, but it’s one of those “duh!” realizations I would not have thought about in this context until you mentioned it. I always feel so old-school for doing so much in a word processor and then copying/pasting, but it’s much easier to make multiple versions of the same content this way. Great tip!
This makes perfect sense, but I would not have thought of it in this context until you mentioned it. I always feel so old-school for typing up things in a word processor and then copying/pasting elsewhere, but it is so much easier to make multiple versions of the same info when you do that!
Yes, exactly! Thanks for reading, Flossie!
What an important tip. I experienced this frustration filling out online forms for my mother. 75% of the form was completed and then promptly lost when their website froze me out.
Thanks, Jennifer. It’s crazy how websites get overloaded the day documents are due and so many people are beyond frustrated when they can’t make their submissions.
Common sense but something I hadn’t thought about until you spelt it out. Great pointer! Applies to job applications too
Thanks, Linda and you are exactly right. These tips work great for job applications!
And imagine all the time you save on future applications by being able to reference back to old computer files for reoccurring questions. 🙂
Exactly! Thanks for reading, Jessica!
Ya know, I don’t recall if I had to fill any applications out online at all when I was in high school. Admissions, yes. Scholarships, no.
So much has changed in the scholarship process!
Something all prospective college students should know.
Agreed! Thank you, Carol!