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Super Simple College Scholarship Tip
Here is a super simple college scholarship tip that ALL students can follow!
What if I were to tell you that there is something very specific you can do to get your applications past the first round of scholarship judging?
Well, there IS, keep reading…
When a scholarship judge has hundreds, and possibly thousands, of scholarship applications to read through, it is much easier to weed out the bad ones, than to mull over the good ones. The judges need to start somewhere and tossing applications into the “reject” pile is the fastest way to narrow down the possible winners.
College Scholarship Tip: Keeping your scholarship application out of the “reject” pile is the first, and simplest, way to increase your chances of winning the scholarship money.
What it all boils down to is very easy, yet a large percentage of applicants do not take the time or effort that is needed to keep their applications out of that horrible “reject” pile.
Now it’s time for what Joe considers the “meat” of the application, the time for him to brag about his community service hours and grades. He takes some time to try and remember how many hours he worked at the church rummage sale and when his memory seems fuzzy, Joe just pulls a number out of the air and fills in the blank beside “community service hours”. His mom also helped, so he puts down her name as the person in charge of the program. They probably won’t call her anyway, so it doesn’t really matter.
These examples may seem extreme, but in my extensive research of what it takes to win college scholarships, it’s the little details that make the difference between a student’s scholarship applications being tossed into the “reject” pile or carefully placed into the “possible winners” pile.
I have gone into much further detail about how to correctly fill out a scholarship application in my guide, How To Win College Scholarships.
Don’t let your scholarship applications get rejected because of not following directions! It’s that simple.
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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.