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How to Get Your Scholarship Application Noticed

Whether you are applying for a scholarship to study abroad or for financial aid to pay for your tuition for university, the first thing that you have to do is to send out your application. And all applicants, experienced or not, know that they have to make that extra effort to make their application to stand out from the crowd. The process of writing an application can both be overwhelming and stressful, but don’t worry as there are ways to minimize the stress and maximize the result. Here are a few tips on how to do it:
1. Do your homework
Start by looking for the right scholarships to apply for. There are many different scholarships available, so consider only those that you qualify for to save time. Do your research, there are many websites online that can help you to find what you are looking for. Pay very close attention to the requirements, as your application should be structured based on them. Focus on details.
2. Write a few drafts
Never send in a rough draft of your scholarship application, be it for the lack of time or negligence. Always reread through your draft and make necessary corrections every time. Make a plan about how to evolve your application with every draft and be sure to stick to it.
3. Highlight your achievements
This might seem like an obvious thing to most, but as it turns out many applicants forget to highlight or fail to recognize the most relevant experiences they have had in order to have a successful application. It is advisable to mention recent work experiences if they correlate with the requirements of the scholarship, as well as any after school or extra curricular activities you have participated.
4. Read and reread again
It is highly important that you read through your scholarship applications very carefully and check for any grammar and spelling errors. After reading it yourself, make sure you give it to your teacher or a friend to read through, since sometimes we fail to notice the mistakes we make yourself.
5. Take time
Be sure you have plenty of time on your hands before you start applying for scholarships. Filling out applications, collecting all the necessary materials and getting those recommendation letters takes time. Sometimes there can be delays, unexpected last-minute matters, and the times when you feel like you need to make some last adjustments, so to be on top of your game make sure to time-manage efficiently.
Writing all those endless scholarship applications can be both frustrating and exhausting, but if you focus on getting it done and keep your eyes on the prize you will be able to do it quickly and efficiently. If you are applying for an internship scholarship, start your job search today on a free classifieds site. Good luck!
Article written in collaboration with TradeStable.com.ng.

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