Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3429 Scholarship Application Tips Make sure that all applications 1) are completed correctly; 2) have your name on every page; 3) include everything requested; 4) are copied before being submitted; 5) are submitted before the deadline. u Network. Tell everyone, including your counselor, that you are looking for scholarships. Check for scholarship opportunities with your place of employment, your parent’s place of employment, your church, and any organizations to which you or your parents belong. u Guidance offices, career centers, and libraries usually have a great deal of information available on scholarship opportunities. u Searchforscholarshipsonline. Thesewebsitesareabletomatchastudent’s interests, plans, background, and special circumstances with thousands of government, community, and campus-based scholarship programs. www.fastweb.com www.scholarships.com u Make sure teachers and counselors have plenty of time to write recom- mendations and prepare transcripts. Be aware of deadlines! u Colleges look for students who excel in a specific area or who have an unusual talent. They also look for students who will bring diversity to their campus. Colleges often offer these students scholarships to encourage them to attend their school. u Always check to see if financial aid and scholarship awards are renewable. A one-year scholarship is for one year only; a renewable scholarship can become a four-year scholarship. u Be suspicious of scholarship services that charge a fee. Most of these ser- vices provide little information of value and some are outright scams. The FTC estimates that hundreds of thousands of families are scammed out of millions of dollars each year by fraudulent companies. u Remember that most financial aid is not awarded in the form of a scholarship. Pursue allfinancial aid opportunities.