Tips for Completing Scholarship Applications

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Tips for Completing Scholarship Applications

Scholarship Application Tips

  1. Meet deadlines and follow instructions carefully.
  2. Complete all parts of the application and attach any documents requested.
  3. If a paper application, print legibly in blue or black ink.
  4. If an online application, type using correct capitalization, grammar and punctuation.
  5. Proofread your application before you submit it.
  6. Use your legal name, not a nickname.
  7. Use a professional email address, not an inappropriate one or one that gives a bad impression.
  8. Keep a copy of all submitted applications with the date you submitted them.
  9. Give teachers and counselors at least TWO WEEKS to complete any recommendation letters you need whether on paper or online.  Remember to give them a copy of your resume and information about the scholarship for which you need the letter.  Write a thank you note. ONLINE RECOMMENDATIONS:  Our spam filter may block electronic recommendation requests. Please let your counselor or teacher aware they will be receiving a recommendation request through email.
  10. If you need a transcript for your scholarship application, complete the TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM available in the guidance office. 
  11. Some scholarships require an interview.
  12. Some scholarships are open to high school students who are not seniors.  These are usually essay or other types of contests.
  13. Most university scholarship applications are due in November, December, January, and February.
  14. Community scholarships tend to be due in the spring.
  15. Any paper scholarship applications received in the counseling office will be available in the SCHOLARSHIP CRATE or  by download on our website.
  16. Scholarships that come through the counseling office will be listed on the website under the CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS link and announced on the PTHS Guidance Facebook and Twitter.  
  17. You should not pay any money to receive lists of scholarships or to apply for scholarships. These are scams!
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