Scholarship Mom Tip #137: Check Your Fonts

fontsWait! Have you checked your fonts?

When students fill out college scholarship applications, they need to make it as easy as possible for the judges to read their information. Using fancy fonts may seem pretty and impressive, but is actually unprofessional and frowned upon. A few well-known and acceptable fonts that students should use are Ariel, New Times Roman, or Calibri.

The same font should be used for the entire application, including essays and scholarship/activity resumes.

This keeps the student’s work visually appealing, clean, and easy to read. The normal font size should be between 10 and 12. Students should resist using a smaller font to squeeze in more information, as this will frustrate scholarship judges, especially those that may have inadvertently left their glasses at home that day!

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