Scholarship Tips

Organize Yourself

Many scholarships will ask for one or more of the following:

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation letters
  • Resumes
  • Family financial information
  • Academic Honors
  • Work experience
  • Community service and affiliations

Draft an Essay

  • Compose an essay with at least 300 words explaining who you are and what your educational goals are. Keep this essay in a file and modify it based on the scholarship you are applying for.

Get Searching

  • A little due diligence goes a long way. Millions in scholarships go unclaimed every year. Start your search by clicking thru our institutional, departmental and community scholarship opportunities!

Send Thank You Letters to Donors

  • It is a good practice to send a thank you letter to the scholarship donor that has awarded you with a scholarship. Please refer to the Thank you letter template as a guide to help you.