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. Read all of the Scholarship Mom Tips here. Learn more about winning college scholarships Check out Monica’s guide for parents on Amazon: How to Win College Scholarships: A Guide for Parents in 10 Easy Steps Want to talk with Monica one-to-one? Click the arrow to learn how! Parents – Want more tips? Don’t miss the Parent College Coach Tips...
Once students become familiar with giving their time and helping out others, they will become comfortable with volunteering on their own and make contacts with community leaders who will appreciate their good works.
Did you know the need for a resumé begins as early as 9th grade? That’s the best time to start when keeping a record of accomplishments becomes important.
A scholarship resume can help your recommendation letter writer provide details that set you apart.
Scholarship tip #30 is packed with great advice on what to include (and why) on your scholarship resume!