Who doesn’t cringe when hearing the words, “instant rejection”? Unfortunately, there are many reasons why a student’s college scholarship application may get instantly rejected by the judges.
Students should always type scholarship applications, even if it means a little extra work.
Sometimes parents have trouble motivating their students to work on college scholarship applications. Scholarship applications are a lot of work, but showing your student how much of a difference it makes in the budget can help them realize it’s work for which they get paid.
Scholarship applications ask for community service hours in high school, but there is a way to share more about student service — beyond the box on the form — to highlight service and caring for the judges.
Scholarship applications often ask for the number of hours volunteered. Keeping track now will make filling them out much easier later.
Resist the urge to submit your scholarship application late at night. Online scholarship applications are just as important as those that are mailed to the scholarship provider. Resist the urge to click the “Submit” button if it is late at night, even if you think the app is complete and ready to go. Tired eyes can easily miss small mistakes and the urge to just “get it done” may win out over careful attention to details. Remember, the first 30 seconds that a scholarship judge skims over the application are the MOST important, so wait until fresh eyes can proofread the application and make sure there are no...