"If you’ve applied for scholarships before, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all the due dates, required materials and award amounts. If you’re submitting applications for multiple awards at once, it can even be hard to remember which scholarships you’ve applied for, which ones you still have to work on, and where you are in the process. That’s why it’s important to organize your scholarship list.Keep track of your scholarships in whatever way makes sense to you, whether it’s a paper calendar, a Google Doc, or a complex system of Post-It notes. Scholarship search engines can also be helpful here, allowing you to:
Whatever system you choose to organize your applications, make sure you include the big things like upcoming deadlines, necessary materials (including letters of recommendation, transcripts and proof of residency, volunteer work or financial need) and scholarship amounts. It’s also a good idea to set a total monetary goal and subtract the scholarships you win from that goal, so you can see the progress you’re making."
If you are needing additional help understanding/organizing scholarships or have no clue where to begin, call me today and schedule a complimentary scholarship consultation. After helping a client find over $200K in scholarships and grants, I know it can be done.
Article written by ABBY PERKINS
Nadine Underbrink, M.Ed.