Scholarship Mom Tip #180: Less Is More for the Scholarship Resume

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As the applications continue to come in for my Savor Summer College Scholarship, I feel it is important to share a few observations on what NOT to do when submitting a scholarship application.

This week’s observation: I am NOT impressed with your seven page scholarship resume.

Yes, you read that correctly, 7 PAGES.

Being involved in lots of high school activities is a great thing, don’t get me wrong; but including things like “attended my prom” and “was interviewed for an important position” is just well, overkill.

Scholarship judges with hundreds, and sometimes, thousands, of applications to read through will not take the time to read through seven pages of irrelevant activities. Students need to condense their information by choosing the most important activities and print out or upload ONE page to include with their scholarship applications.

Not sure what to include in a scholarship resume? Click 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 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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