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            Tips for applying to scholarships

              Pay close attention to scholarship application deadlines. Gather application materials early - give yourself plenty of time to complete each step. Don't ignore small awards. Even these can add up. Prepare your essay and keep it updated- this is a good way to outline your thoughts and show your activities and achievements. Think carefully about who should write your letters of recommendation. Choose people who can be specific about your strengths as well as your ability to overcome your weaknesses. Suggestions would be employers or instructors. Make sure your letter of recommendation has been submitted before the due date by checking your online application In your essay, let your personality shine through. Present your ideas in a focused, thoughtful and meaningful manner. Proofread your essays and applications. Ask friends, instructors, or parents for feedback. If you are notified that you have received a scholarship, promptly send a thank-you note for your scholarship sponsor to the Foundation office; as explained in your award letter.

            Updated: 19 Mar 2019 12:46 AM
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