Scholarship Tip – Focus on Your Strengths

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Perhaps the most basic scholarship application strategy is to apply for scholarships you have the best chance of winning.  While this seems obvious enough on the surface, these scholarships do require some thought.  A good first step is to do a free scholarship search.

By completing a profile that includes many of your personal strengths and interests, you can allow someone else to do the initial legwork for you.  When it comes to finding scholarships, you’ll want to start early – so if you begin to investigate scholarship options when you are a junior in high school (or even sooner), you’ll have a serious jump on the competition.

After you’ve finished your scholarship search, you can begin narrowing the list down to awards you think you have the best chance of winning.  Perhaps you’re an excellent writer, you’ve had a truly unique experience, or you are fascinated with the subject of a scholarship competition.  Whatever the reason, there are likely to be scholarships that stand out as awards for things you can do, and do well.

Beyond deciding which scholarships to apply to, you should play your strengths in constructing your scholarship application.  Everything you put in your application should be designed to highlight your strengths, as an applicant, for that particular scholarship; including the materials written by someone else.  For example, if you need a letter of recommendation, ask someone who knows you well and can speak of your strengths, rather than with someone with an impressive title or a friendly attitude who may not be able to go into the level of detail that scholarship providers would like to see.

For more information, please contact Erinn Drysdale at info@granted4u.com.  Granted 4 U, LLC is known for providing professional scholarship assistance and scholarship matching.

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