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Here are 3 Simple Tips to Avoid Scholarship Application Mistakes
To win more money for school, students MUST learn how to avoid scholarship application mistakes.
What looks good to their eyes may easily contain simple mistakes that are easily corrected if the time is taken to find them before clicking “submit” or mailing in a scholarship application packet.
No student who has worked hard on a scholarship application for hours wants that, so here are three simple tips for proof-reading scholarship essays and applications that will dramatically cut down on grammar mistakes and typos:
Print & Review
No matter how the scholarship application is submitted, online or by mail, each part must be printed out and carefully read. Mistakes are easier for the eyes to find on paper rather than on a computer screen.
Use Big Font
Before printing, change the font to a large size. Reading the big font helps mistakes stand out more clearly and get noticed faster. Be sure to change the size back to a standard 12-point after reviewing.
Let it Rest
Do not read over a scholarship application or essay once, and consider it acceptable. Instead, get up, walk away from your workstation, and then come back and read it again. Even better, wait 24 hours and reread it.
When you work on a document for an extended period of time, the eyes will start to skip over well-read content.
Let fresh eyes have a look after a nice break, and scholarship application mistakes will be much more easily spotted.
Be sure to read: Crucial Tips for Submitting Online College Scholarship Applications
Don’t let a silly grammar mistake or typo keep you or your student from winning college scholarship money.
Take the time to find the mistakes and submit stronger applications. THAT is the way to win college scholarships!
Do you have a tip for helping students find scholarship application mistakes?
Please share it in the comments section below!
I also recommend using the FREE version of Grammarly. It’s WONDERFUL!
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.