It is very tempting for students to put all of their scholarship eggs in one basket and only apply for large, well-known college scholarships. They think that by winning one or two big college scholarships, it will save them the time it takes to apply for lots of smaller awards.
The problem with this thinking is that the big college scholarships usually have the most competition.
Every student who applies is thinking the same thing, “I’ll win one big one and I’m done.”
To increase the chances of winning lots of college scholarships, students need to make applying a year-round habit beginning early in high school, throughout the junior and senior years, and not ending until college graduation.
Parents can play a huge role in the college scholarship process by helping their students find scholarships, making detailed notes about each award, setting up deadline reminders, and encouraging them to keep applying for as many scholarships as possible.
Like what you see here? Then check out my Guide for Parents on Amazon: How to Win College Scholarships: A Guide for Parents in 10 Easy StepsRead all of the Scholarship Mom Tips here. Parents – Want more tips? Don’t miss the Parent College Coach Tips here!