Scholarship Mom Tip #107: Ask Your Guidance Counselor

Ask your guidance counselor for help in your scholarship search.As part of your scholarship search, be sure to ask your guidance counselor.

It’s pretty well known that high school guidance counselors have so many kids assigned to them that personal interaction with each one can be next to impossible. But keep in mind …

High school guidance counselors know a lot about college scholarships and get new scholarship information mailed to them frequently.

If you’re a smart and savvy scholarship searching student, you need to make sure to ask your guidance counselor about college and scholarship opportunities. Take the initiative to let your counselor know how hard you are working on and searching for scholarships.

Making the time to stop by the counseling office frequently and getting to know a counselor can pay off big time when new scholarships are posted, when counselors have new scholarship literature to pass out, and when letters of recommendation are needed.

Students, don’t be shy about making the first move and getting to know your high school guidance counselor.

Your high school counselor wants you to win college scholarships and is on your side!


Check out my Guide for Parents on Amazon: How to Win College Scholarships: A Guide for Parents in 10 Easy Steps

Read all of the Scholarship Mom Tips here. Parents – Want more tips? Don’t miss the Parent College Coach Tips here!

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 to share what she learned along the way and now she's sharing her tips with Smart College Visit!

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