Complete the application fully. Treat the application like an exam, for each area you leave blank, points may be deducted.
Use your responses to the essay questions to share your personal story and show the reviewer that you are a “good investment.” Scholarships are funded by individuals and local companies who are looking to invest in your success and in the future of our community. The application is your opportunity to share your educational and career plans with the reviewer and make the case why you deserve the scholarship award more so than the next applicant.
Pay attention to grammar and spelling. Visit the Writing Center or review your application with an instructor, friend or family member.
Don’t wait until the last day to apply. Students often encounter technical or personal issues that prevent them from submitting the application on time which results in disqualification.