Student Financial Services
Tips for Winning a Scholarship

Below are a few suggestions when applying for outside scholarships.

  • Be organized! Take note of the deadlines and add them to your calendar. Leave yourself enough time to complete the application and submit all required documents.
  • Ensure you qualify for the scholarship. If you don't meet the scholarship's criteria, don't apply for that particular award.
  • Identify what the scholarship is looking for in a recipient and mold your application to reflect how you represent this. Be personal and personable!
  • Apply for less competitive scholarships (e.g., local or community-based awards), which increase your odds of being selected.
  • For additional tips visit finaid.org/scholarships.