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Advice for Students

Tips on Applying for Scholarships

About Applying: 

  • Apply only if you are eligible. Read the application and the criteria carefully. 
  • If you have questions, ask. 
  • Start early; applying for a scholarship takes time and effort. Applications that are compiled hastily will not fully showcase your qualifications. 
  • Include all requested attachments and do not leave items blank. 

Tips for Responses: 

  • Go for quality, not quantity. 
  • Make sure to relate your experiences directly to the criteria. 
  • Describe how your experiences have impacted yourself and others. 
  • Be specific, keeping your writing succinct and to the point. 
  • Proofread your application and responses, and have them proofread by another individual. 

Tips for References: 

  • Do not use colleagues, friends, family friends, or family members as references. 
  • Choose references who can speak to different aspects of your character and experience, and describe why you are a good candidate for the scholarship. 
  • Provide your references with information about the scholarship and its criteria. Let them know what you hope they can highlight about your character and achievements. 

Tips for Leadership Scholarships:

Most successful candidates demonstrate that they:
  • Are not just participants or joiners, but are initiators, innovators, mentors or motivators with vision;
  • Have taken on a leadership position and learned from it;
  • Have taken a project or organization from A to B; 
  • Have effected change in their communities or the lives of others. 
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