Scholarship Mom Tip #73: Create a Scholarship Resume
May22

Scholarship Mom Tip #73: Create a Scholarship Resume

A scholarship resume can help your recommendation letter writer provide details that set you apart.

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Scholarship Mom Tip #46: Not Without Proofing
Oct24

Scholarship Mom Tip #46: Not Without Proofing

— Your essays for scholarship applications only get one chance to make a good impression.

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Scholarship Mom Tip #45: Begin with a BANG!
Oct17

Scholarship Mom Tip #45: Begin with a BANG!

— Think you deserve to win a scholarship? How will you tell the reviewers?

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Scholarship Mom Tip #32: Give Thanks
Jul11

Scholarship Mom Tip #32: Give Thanks

Have you or your student won a college scholarship? If so, don’t forget to say thank you to the people or organization that provided the scholarship. A nice, handwritten note sent to the same address that the scholarship application was sent to is a wonderful way to show the judges and business owners how much their scholarship money means and how it will help relieve the financial burden of college, even if the amount was only enough to cover textbooks. Every little bit of scholarship money won helps and taking the time to say thank you is the right thing to...

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Scholarship Mom Tip #26: It’s Okay to Namedrop
May30

Scholarship Mom Tip #26: It’s Okay to Namedrop

– Scholarship Mom, Monica Matthews, provides Tip #26, for student success at winning scholarships. This week: namedrop the name of the university you hope to attend.

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Scholarship Mom Tip #17: Check Your Mail
Mar28

Scholarship Mom Tip #17: Check Your Mail

  Check your mail–email and snail mail regularly!   In the next few months, scholarship providers will contact students who have been chosen to receive their scholarship money.  Students need to regularly check their email and snail mailboxes, including spam folders for notifications.  Some organizations will need verification forms filled out and mailed back by specific dates, or the scholarship money may be forfeited.  Don’t let that happen!  Check those mailboxes and follow-up with any scholarship organization that requests more information.  The work is not over until that scholarship check is in your hands or has been mailed and received by the college you plan on attending. 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 SmartCollegeVisit!   Related articles Scholarship Mom Tip #16: Tell Everyone 6 Ways to Get Great Scholarship Recommendation Letters Easy Scholarships for Full...

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