Scholarship Mom Tip #156: Avoid Scholarship Blunders

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avoid scholarship blunders

Students, make sure you are NOT on Santa’s “naughty” list by avoiding these scholarship blunders:

  • Submitting a late scholarship application
  • Applying for a scholarship even if all qualifications are not met
  • Going over the word-count limit on essays
  • Addressing the essay or letter of recommendation to another organization
  • Ignoring submission guidelines, such as a specific order of included materials
  • Waiting until the spring of senior year to start the scholarship process
  • Assuming that winning scholarships is impossible, out of reach, or too hard

Scholarship money is a gift from organizations that want to help students pay for college…

…but unfortunately there could be thousands of students trying to win ONE scholarship award.

Avoid scholarship blunders and learn how to apply SMART and stay on Santa’s “nice” list!

Related: The Scholarship App: Save Your Data & Sanity 


 

Read all of the Scholarship Mom Tips here.

Learn more about winning college scholarships

Check out Monica’s guide for parents on Amazon: How to Win College Scholarships: A Guide for Parents in 10 Easy Steps

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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 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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