Scholarship Mom Tip #110: Scholarship Judge Tips

Scholarship judge tips include applying for more involved scholarships to encounter less competition.Everyone applying for college scholarships wants to know what scholarship judges look for in their applicants.

I recently had the privilege of interviewing one and am happy to pass along some of his scholarship judge tips to the readers here at Smart College Visit.

When asked for one of his best scholarship tips, I was told the following:


Scholarship Mom Tip #110

Encourage students to apply for the “hard” or more involved scholarships instead of focusing on the “easy” ones.


Many of the so-called easy ones are no-essay scholarship contests that have a huge number of applicants. However,  the more involved ones — those with requirements such as an essay, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. — have less competition.

Less competition means that students applying for these scholarships have a greater chance of winning.

In the next few weeks, I will be sharing more scholarship judge tips, so bookmark this page and check back often, all the while applying for as many college scholarships as you possibly can!


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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