Planning and Preparation
Some ideas on what these application-packages should contain and look like are quite ample. Here is one of many examples of a pre-assembled package.
Scholarship Application Packages and Content might possibly contain:
> A package or folder to present it in (clear binder or cover, folder, pocket) and an envelope (if required).
> The scholarship application itself, filled out and verified.
> A well-prepared essay about yourself and your goals – have a couple and custom one for each application.
> A transcript.
> A letter of recommendation.
> A Portfolio picture (front the inside cover - on top of the application).
Organization For A Well-Executed Application Process
Try to get started early in order to research scholarships that will match your criteria, wants and needs. You must consider using a scholarship search service, and applying only for scholarships that don’t sell your information and that will keep your information private and confidential.
Try to start streamlining your process and assembly line of sorts, put your packages together and keep them filed and organized in the order you send them out. Once you obtain the scholarships for which you want to apply, always bear the deadlines in mind. Writing them down on a calendar, or creating a chart to keep on top of all dates, will be highly recommended. You won’t want to lose out for missing information or something as small as a date now, right?
Some points you should be looking out for should be:
§ The Scholarship name and phone number, contact and logistic information needed.
> The exact date or cut-off that the application must be received by the scholarship committee or relevant parties for consideration and inclusion in the process of selection.
> The date the application packages were requested.
> The date the scholarship application was received.
> The date the application or your application package was mailed/delivered/received and sent.
> The date that you called the Scholarship Agency in order to verify that they received your application package or received confirmation in writing that they did get your documentation.
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