Scholarship Mom Tip #174: Scholarship Recyling

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It was Earth Day earlier this week and this time of year we are all reminded and encouraged to do our part by recycling and committing to protect the communities in which we live.

In the college scholarships process, we can make use of recycling techniques in the following ways:

 Scholarship Recycling

  1. Reuse scholarship essays – Many essay questions and prompts are similar and what a student wrote for one application can easily be adapted for others, keeping in mind word count and specific names of organizations offering the awards.
  2. Keep copies of all scholarship applications, including detailed directions, guidelines, due dates, and award notification dates.  Save paper by scanning the information and saving on a flash drive or trusted hard drive.
  3. Take advantage of online only scholarships in which no paper is used at all like this tweeting scholarship:  Customized Girl College Scholarship (open to boys AND girls!).
A belated Happy Earth Day and remember to cherish our beautiful planet!  Help your students in the college scholarship process by sharing these scholarship recycling tips and encouraging them to apply for scholarships and graduate with as little debt as possible.

Read all of the Scholarship Mom Tips here.

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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 to share what she learned along the way and now she's sharing her tips with Smart College Visit!

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