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    Scholarship Tips                                                                                          

1. Check with your prospective schools, go to their website, or call the financial aid office. If you meet the qualifications, find out how to apply. Don't assume that by applying for admission, you're applying for scholarships. It's often a separate process. Be aware that scholarship deadlines can be different from those set for the college admission application. Some schools ask you to apply for scholarships before you apply for admissions. Raising your GPA and test scores in high school will help increase your chances of earning merit aid.

2. Be very aware of scholarship deadlines. Deadlines vary by scholarship. Some are the summer before your senior year, others in the fall or as late as spring. To stay organized and keep track of due dates, we recommend keeping a calendar, and making your earliest deadline the deadline for all of your applications. Finally (and this cannot be stressed enough), do not miss your deadlines. You'll have no recourse if your application arrives late, and you will have zero chance of receiving that award.

3. Update and prepare your resume. Give your resume to the people who are writing your letters of recommendation.

4. Ask for letters of recommendation. Do not ask family members, including aunts and uncles, to write letters of recommendation. Some scholarships may require 1-4 letters of recommendation.  They may be from teachers, ministers, adult friends, members of the community, or employers)

5. Write thank you letters to the people who wrote your letters of recommendation.

6. Make note of when the scholarship applications are due and turn them in on time.

7. Be prepared to send a handwritten thank you card to the provider of any scholarships you receive.

8. Follow the application instructions carefully.

9. Never put your social security number on a scholarship application without researching it first.  If in doubt ask a trusted teacher or parent if the scholarship you are applying for looks like it might be a fake site asking for personal information to steal your identity.

10. Once you are accepted to a college or university, use their financial aid site to access their scholarship page.  

11. Avoid scams.  You never have to pay for an unclaimed scholarship.  If in doubt talk to the financial aid office or your counselor

Class of 2022

Seniors, please report to Mr. Ulmer your scholarship awards for the spring assembly and graduation booklet.