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Scholarship DOs and DON’Ts

 

DO

– Read the criteria for each scholarship and apply for all scholarships you qualify for.

 

DON’T

– Apply for scholarships that you’re not qualified for.

 

DO

– Type your scholarship. Neatness counts! If you have trouble utilizing the interactive forms, ask your Counselor for assistance.

 

DON’T

– Turn your application into a creative writing assignment. Answers to your essay questions should be sincere.

 

DO

– Print your application one sided. Copies sometimes have to be made and it makes it more difficult when applications are printed on two sides.

 

DON’T

– Forget to include any attachments or complete any additional applications as required by the scholarship criteria.

 

DO

– Dress professionally for any interviews you may be called on.

 

DO

– Have a family member or friend practice interview with you.

 

Here are some sample questions to help you practice:

•Tell us about yourself.

•What is your biggest weakness?

•What is your greatest strength?

•Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

•Why do you think you deserve a scholarship?

•Describe a time when you overcame adversity?