Every year, Universities, philanthropic foundations and government agencies around the world offer numerous college scholarships to students pursuing higher education. While some are wildly popular in the student circle, others are not highlighted as much in the available media resources.
For 2020, team at Wizdom has decided to work towards guiding every student who approach us to be standing a better chance at obtaining more scholarships to relieve the financial burden on self and parents.
In this blog, we’ll explore sure and practical ways, following which any student can increase their chances of bagging a college scholarship.
1. Frame a scholarship application approach targeting numerous scholarships
From the very beginning, you must adopt a positive attitude that allows you to aim at obtaining numerous scholarships. Do not set a limitation on the expected outcome, even before you have applied in any place.
Our goal is to tap the available scholarship resources at hand and make use of these opportunities to gain financial independence to enable stress-free, learning years in the college.
Apply to every relevant scholarship you can find. Once you cast a wider net, you stand to increase your chances of getting more money to fund your higher education.
2. Research, find, and list scholarships that pay regardless of the offered amount
During this phase of research, focus on finding relevant scholarships that you’ll be eligible for on the criteria of your choice of course, place of study or merit requirements.
Scour the internet to find every single scholarship offered by Universities, philanthropic foundations and government agencies around the world and make a comprehensive list with clear cut-off dates.
After conducting remote internet searches from the comfort of your home, get out and meet people in the education circle to inquire about popular, local scholarships that haven’t made the internet.
You’ll be able to find more information on these old-school scholarships at your local career guidance center, or government information desk in your locality.
Don’t obsess over minute details like the amount offered by these resources and focus on applying to each one of them. After all even a small amount in scholarship aid here and there, can add up to become a big amount if you play your cards right.
3. Apply to every single one on the list
After all that effort at searching, you should now have a fairly large list of possible scholarships to apply to.
While some scholarship applications will be simple to fill and send, others may require a bit of an effort in terms of drafting an essay or a letter of recommendation.
Despite the difference in every application, our strategy is straightforward: apply to ALL of them.
This might seem like an intimidating task. But, you can get past this by approaching your parents, teachers or career counselor.
You can also seek guidance from seniors, who have previously applied and received scholarships from the resources in your list. They will be able to give you pointers to help increase the chance of your application’s acceptance.
Remember to mark your spreadsheet, as and when you send out an application to keep track of the places you have applied. This will help you follow up and maintain your list, whilst waiting to hear from them.
Now that you have all of the information about how to bag a scholarship this year, get started on that list at the earliest.
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