Scholarship Mom Tip #87: What Does Your Email Address Reveal?

What does your email address, or Twitter handle, tell the scholarship judges about you?When was the last time you thought about your email address or Twitter handle?

Your email address and Twitter name are easy ways to get the attention of scholarship judges, but it is not always positive attention.

Each scholarship application will have a place for students to fill in their email address. A simple FirstName.LastName@___.com email is perfect. The same goes for Twitter usernames.

An email address is part of your personal brand.

Eye-popping, attention-getting names are not a good idea. HotBabe@___.com or a Twitter name of @SexyGurl will do nothing but create the impression that the student couldn’t cares less what kind of online impression they make to others.

Using care when creating online identities is vital and one more opportunity to use social media to impress scholarship judges, college admissions officers, and even future employers.

Author: Monica Matthews

Monica Matthews is our favorite scholarship mom! After helping her son win $100,000 in scholarships for his college education, she founded How2WinScholarships.com to share what she learned along the way and now she's sharing her tips with Smart College Visit!

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