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.
(post updated November 2019)
With so many scholarship organizations using online-only applications now, students and parents need to be aware of mistakes that can be made when clicking the “submit” button.This college scholarship tip will improve online submissions! #Students #Parents Click To Tweet
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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