Scholarships can be a great blessing to a student planning to pursue higher education. Below are some tips to help you find and apply for scholarship opportunities as you prepare for your future education.
Tips for Finding Scholarships
- Organize scholarships in deadline order, and set aside time each week to work on scholarship essays and applications.
- If requested on the application, list activities, awards, honors, classes, as well as volunteer or paid jobs. Track them using the Activities Resume at EducationQuest.org
- If an application requires a letter of recommendation, give the person writing the letter sufficient notice, a specific deadline, and a copy of your Activities Resume.
- After writing the essay, ask an adult (preferably an English teacher) to review the document for spelling, grammar, and sentence structure.
- Following all direction, and make sure the application is complete and submitted by the deadline or it will be disqualified.
- Never pay for scholarship services! Talk to guidance counselor Mrs. Clark or contact EducationQuest about many options available.
Where to Find Scholarships
- ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest.org: contains more than 2,000 local and state scholarships. We also have resources at our offices in Omaha.
- Visit Mrs. Clark’s office at least once a month during your senior year to learn about local and national awards.
- Contact colleges of interest for a list of scholarships they offer along with information about criteria, deadlines, and application procedures.
- Other resources could include clubs and organizations, parents’ employers, and civic organizations.
- National Scholarship Search Sites – visit free sites such as: