Scholarship Mom Tip #192: Take a Student Interest Inventory

student interest inventory

In order to help students find more college scholarships, it is very helpful to sit down with them and begin taking an inventory of their interests, hobbies, strengths, and possible career paths. What this does is allow them to see themselves from an outsider’s point of view and narrow down the scholarship search using these specific traits.

Take Inventory

If the complied lists reveal that the student has had many leadership positions, they can do a Google search for “scholarships for leaders 2016 2017” (Adding the year helps cut down on being led to sites with outdated scholarship information).

The lists should not be created in one day, rather they should be added to over a period of weeks as students think about and remember what they like to do and what they have already accomplished.

Finding scholarships can be very time-consuming, but using this method will save time and allow parents and their students to find and apply for as many scholarships as possible.

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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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