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Social Media and College Scholarships
Social media and college scholarships go hand-in-hand. Students who use social media wisely are the SMART ones!
This one is for your scholarship-searching students!
I have a very important question for all of you:
Are you proud of your Facebook page and/or Twitter tweets?
ALL of them? How about Instagram pics? Snaps?
Yes, think hard. This includes pictures you have posted, pictures your friends have posted and tagged you in, and random tweet thoughts that you assumed no one important was reading.
Now think about this. College admissions officers and scholarship judges have admitted to searching a student’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to find out more about them.
More importantly, to find out if there is anything NEGATIVE about them that would make or break an admission or scholarship decision.
It’s the truth and students NEED to know and understand the importance of creating and maintaining a clean, positive, and well, basically an online presence that they would invite their grandmother to read. (AKA “The Grandma Test“)
In my next blog post, I will share how students can use their love of social media to their ADVANTAGE. Stay tuned…(UPDATE: The post is right here)
You can learn more about the scholarship process in my ebook, How to Win College Scholarships, which also contains information on writing a strong essay, locating awards, impressing the judges, and creating a stand-out scholarship application. Download it now here and find out how to greatly increase the chances of winning scholarships for you or your student.
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.