Tips for Applying

  1. The sooner, the better.
    Each year there are thousands of awards offered via an equally large number of agencies, colleges and universities, private sponsors, and local, national, and international companies. The application cycle for many of these awards begins up to one year or more in advance of when you plan to enroll in school. Get started early!

  2. Be persistent.
    Before you can be considered for any type of scholarship, you must apply. The more applications you submit, the better your chances of receiving a scholarship. Remember: no matter the strength of your academic or extra-curricular record, no one can reward your efforts unless you submit an application.

  3. Make your search an annual cycle.
    Many awards may be available one year and not the next, so take the initiative to determine the status of each award for which you apply. Be sure you know whether the award is only available for one year or is renewable. Then, if you receive an award, stay informed about it and contact the University Scholarships Office to keep your records current. Stay organized!

  4. Follow-up.
    Keep copies of all correspondence you submit throughout the application process. Check deadlines to be sure your application arrived on time. Make sure you have completed the application process. No need to be a pest, but it is your prerogative to periodically check on the progress of the awarding process and your application status. Always be courteous, forthright, and be aware that yours may be one of many applications received for an award.

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