Applying for scholarships can be a daunting task. However, you can make this task less challenging by organizing your efforts. Conducting an organized search will improve your chances of finding the money needed to complete your educational goals. All you need to do is search and apply. The following information will help you with the scholarship search and application process.

Researching Scholarships

The booklet, PowerPoint, and websites listed below can be helpful when looking for scholarships to assist you in paying for your education.

Scholarship Search Websites

The following websites list hundreds of potential scholarships available to college students.

Beware of Scholarship Scams

Writing Personal Statements

Most scholarship applications require you to write a personal statement about your educational and career goals. Writing a successful personal statement requires providing information about yourself clearly and concisely.

You may also be requested to state how you meet the scholarship requirements. Resources to help you write your personal statement are listed below.

Requesting Letters of Recommendations

We advise you to obtain a Letter of Recommendation when applying for scholarships. To get the best possible letter of recommendation, it’s essential to select the right person to write your letter.

Ideally, this person should be someone with the proper credentials and a good grasp of your abilities. You may need to provide this person with a letter about your education and background to help them write your recommendation.

The links below can help you with this process and provide tips for requesting letters of recommendation.

Thank You letters

Congratulations, you received a scholarship! Now what? You should write a thank you letter to the donor.

Sample Thank You letters

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Last Updated February 28, 2024