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Ways Of Improving Your Scholarship Opportunities

It is the season of scholarships, many of us, are having a hard time choosing or getting the right kinds of scholarships we need. Before getting done to apply for one, understand why you need one and if it is the right priority at the moment.

Scholarships are financial aid that you necessarily do not have to pay back after graduating usually sponsored by private organizations, unlike grants which are funded by government entities and it’s need-based.

 Here Are Steps To Increasing Your Scholarship Chances:

Apply Early:

It is never too late to start early, make a choice to start your online application early. Write your applications essay early, visit as many scholarships sites as possible,  that way, you get to have more scholarships opportunities unlike one who refuses to start on time.

Participate in Work-Study Program:

Work-study programs will help you pay for college and build job experience at the same time. Most work-study programs involve community service or work related to your future career. You can learn a lot about the job you want to pursue, all while earning money for college.

Reach Out:

Life is all about meeting and networking with the right people. Rather than being silent about your scholarship opportunity, it is best you throw out your hands for someone to catch.

Relate to someone in the scholarship society, as this adds a personal touch to your application. This can make your application stand out without stressing it, an email, a phone call or perhaps a visit may be that extra personal touch without over pushing.

Volunteer In Your Community:

Try volunteering in your community or any community chapter of a major organization as this would boost your chances of getting a scholarship or increase your resume for future careers. Judging panels love to see community service information on applications. This shows that an applicant is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help someone else have a better life. It is advisable to join a local organization that serves the community, or you could volunteer at events whenever you have free time.

 

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Adepeju Adenuga

Adepeju Adenuga is a writer (considering where you are reading this, makes perfect sense). She holds a Masters Degree in Literature in English from the University of Lagos.

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