Scholarship Mom Tip #4: Change The Deadline!
Mom Knows Best
We all know how busy everyone is these days, and teenagers are especially crazy-busy. When you see a scholarship that you or your student would like to apply for, plan to send it in at least a week before the actual due date.
Pay close attention to exactly where the scholarship application is being sent and give it lots of time to get there. When my son and I were busy preparing scholarship applications, I always put a sticky note on the application that had the date that he needed to have all of the information collected and finished by. (Letters of recommendation, essays, etc…)
Little did he know that the date was a whole week, and sometimes longer, before the actual due date or “posted by” deadline. That way, when he forgot to bring home a letter or didn’t quite have a chance to finish writing his essay, I didn’t get upset. Instead, I told him that he had 24 more hours to finish getting the required materials or his application would be late and probably thrown into the trash by the judges. Who wants that to happen?
Monica Matthews is our favorite scholarship mom! After helping her son win $100,000 in scholarships for his college education, she foundedHow2WinScholarships.com to share what she learned along the way and now she’s sharing her tips with SmartCollegeVisit!