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ONE Simple Rule to Win More College Scholarships
Do you need to win more college scholarships for school? Following this ONE simple rule can be a game-changer.
T = Trusted Eyes
When filling out scholarship applications, writing essays, and arranging required materials to submit or send to organizations offering college scholarship money, students should ALWAYS have at least two pairs of trusted eyes review their work.
- Material that the writer reads several times becomes very familiar. Our brains begin to fill in missing details because we know what is supposed to be there but may not catch that it actually isn’t.
- Spell-check will not catch grammar mistakes. (Get Grammarly! It’s FREE right here.)
- Grammar-check does not know the point that the student is trying to make.
- Ideas that seem clear to the writer because they have lived the details may appear fuzzy to another person and need clarity.
- Lack of proofreading is a significant cause of scholarship application rejection.
Students need to utilize trusted eyes belonging to educated and knowledgeable individuals that know and care about the student. The people reading the scholarship work should not attempt to rewrite the essay and let the student’s authentic voice and personality get lost.
Scholarship judges can easily distinguish between a nicely proofread essay and one written for the student.
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Remember, it’s not IF you apply, but HOW you apply that gives students a much better chance of winning college scholarships.
My own son was not winning scholarships until I figured out what scholarship judges look for in their winners. We started changing how he applied, and as a result, he won over $100,000 in scholarships and graduated from college debt-free.
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“We are SO excited! We used the ideas in your scholarship guide ebook and THEY WORK! At a dinner we had to attend to pick up one scholarship check, one of the judges told me that it was the way my son’s scholarship application was put together and presented that made it stand out and get chosen among the many that they had narrowed the stack down to. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!” S.W., ParentThis ONE easy tip can help students win MORE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS! Click To Tweet
What tips do you have for students trying to win money for school? Please share them in the comments section below!
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 regard 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. She teaches them how to apply S.M.A.R.T. with outstanding results.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites, and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.
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Thanks so much, Laurie! 🙂
At least two trusted sets of eyes! Proofreading is so much trickier than people think, so easy to miss errors.
Yes, that’s it exactly! Thank you, Christina. 🙂
It’s so strange how you can be completely unable to see errors in your own writing because your brain corrects them automatically. I’m good at proof reading, but in my own writing sometimes miss some ridiculous stuff.
Our brains are so complex, aren’t they? 🙂
These are such great tips for a lot more than scholarship applications–resumes, job applications, your own website copy, anything you have to write. Never trust your own eyes alone!
Exactly! Thanks, Lee. 🙂
Always the best advice here. Always.
Thank you, Carol! 🙂
It’s excellent and very important. Nice to go on …
Thank you so much, Abraham! 🙂