Most scholarships follow a similar timeline, where applications are due around February, and you receive the funds the following September. To be ready to submit your applications in February, you must start preparing in advance. From the start of your research to receiving your money, the scholarship process takes almost a year.
Explore your strengths. You'll figure out what to highlight about yourself in order to be a competitive scholarship applicant.
Find scholarships. This is when you will research available scholarships and determine which ones are right for you.
Create your application. You'll write your essays, put together the pieces of your application, and submit them on time.
Wait and win. You'll hear back from scholarship agencies, write thank you letters and apply your scholarship to your educational costs.
If you break down the process, you can work on your application a little at a time, so that you're not cramming to get it done at the deadline.
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