Scholarship Mom Tip #149: Make Every Word Count

scholarship application ideaIt is so tempting for students to try and squeeze in every bit of information they can when providing personal details on a college scholarship application.

One way to share more without taking up extra space is to make sure the information is not provided more than once on the application, with the exception of their name and contact information, which should be printed discreetly at the top of every page.

For example, if the application already has a place for grade point average, students should not start out their essay with “I have a 3.9 G.P.A. and deserve to win this scholarship…”

The valuable essay space should be reserved for what is NOT found on the application form and repeating the same information only adds to the word limit without sharing anything new for the judges to discover about the student.

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Author: Monica Matthews

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