Info for Parents Counselors

Top 10 Tips for Successful Scholarship Applications

  1. Apply for anything and everything you think you might be eligible to receive.
  2. Complete the application in full.
  3. Follow directions. Do not supply items not requested (e.g., transcripts, resumes, etc.). 
  4. Neatness counts.
  5. Make sure your essay leaves an impression.
  6. Watch all deadlines.
  7. Give it a final “once over” before you submit your application.
  8. Ask for help if you need it.
  9. Take steps to make sure your application gets where it needs to go.
  10. Remember, your scholarship application represents you!

Based on “FastWeb’s Tips for College Students” April 2000