Want to get a scholarship? Here are some tips that can help you stand out in your scholarship application!

  • Make a good first impression:

The first impression you make on your scholarship reviewer can have a huge impact on whether they invite you to join their team or not. So, it’s important that you make a good first impression with your application letter.

  • Be concise and clear:

The scholarship application process is a lot like a job interview. You want to show that you’re the best candidate for the position, so it’s important that you do all you can to make sure your application stands out from the crowd. 

  • Take your time:

Don’t rush. It’s tempting to want to apply for scholarships as soon as possible, but rushing your scholarship application will almost certainly result in making mistakes and leaving out important details.

  • Follow the submission guidelines:

The submission guidelines are there for a reason. If you don’t follow them, you could be disqualified from the competition. For example, if your application doesn’t have all of the required attachments or if your resume isn’t formatted correctly and follows the rules, then it will likely not be accepted into consideration.

  • Proofread and then have someone else read it for you:

Proofread, proofread, proofread and then have someone else read it for you.

  1. Read the SOP out loud. You should be able to recite it verbatim (without thinking) so that you can spot mistakes on your own.
  2. Use a thesaurus to find better words/phrases than those used in the original document; this will also help improve clarity.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help, if you need it:
  1. Google is your friend.
  2.  Ask a friend or family member to proofread your work before you submit it. It might also give you some time to think about how best to answer questions in the future!
  3. If things are still unclear after reading through all of these tips.
  • Do careful planning and preparation:
  1. Be prepared.
  2. Don’t rush it.
  3. Proofread! Have someone else read it for you.
  4. Follow the submission guidelines to the letter, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it!