Scholarship Mom Tip #142: What’s your Ethnicity on the High School Transcript?

Do you know YOUR ethnicity on the high school transcript?

do you know your ethnicity on your high school transcript

See your high school guidance counselor so you can check your ethnicity on the high school transcript.

Minority scholarships based on ethnic background are offered by many organizations and should not be overlooked by students looking to win money for college. If students belonging to an ethnic minority apply for scholarships based on race, they need to make sure their school transcripts reflect their ethnicity.

Related: You may be a minority.

In other words, a student of Hispanic descent would not want “Caucasian” typed in the box reserved for race on his or her high school transcripts. Parents need to check what race the school has recorded for their students and call the school to make a change, if necessary.

This little step can make a big difference when it comes to applying for scholarships open to students of a certain race and only takes a few minutes to clarify.


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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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