A lot of people discourage themselves from applying for scholarships because the scholarships are usually competitive. However, you miss 100% of the chances that you don’t take. You should make it a habit of applying for programs that you’re interested in. And we’ve got some tips to help with that.
1. Apply As Early As Possible
This is probably not the first time that you’re hearing this. Schools have a limited amount of funding that go to scholarships, so when you see an opportunity that you’re interested in, just go for it.
2. Nail The Essay
During the application process for a scholarship you will quite likely be asked to write a personal essay. You need to pay close attentin to the essay topic. You need to make sure that each application that you write is well-targeted to the scholarship opportunity. Identify the key words in the essay topic, take time to understand them, strictly stick to the question when you answer.
3. Get Someone Else To Read The Appication
It’s generally easier to identify typos in things that you didn’t write. In addition to that, constructive feedback can help you identify you own relevant strengths and achievements. Every time you get some feedback on your application, that’s an opportunity to make some improvements.
4. Search For Local Scholarships
As appealing as the opportunity to study abroad is, there are also some local opportunities that you should focus on. The Careers and Counselling Center on the University of Ghana campus can provide scholarship information. And visiting the offices of universities that you’re interested in is also a great way to find some local opportunities.
5. Find Your Websites
As for international opportunities, there never seems to be a shortage. However, you do need to know where to find them. And luckily, Kuulpeeps.com has put a list of websites where you can find exactly such opportunities. So you can click here to see that list.
6. Apply More
Finally, apply! Apply! Apply!You can’t get a scholarship that you don’t apply for. And the more you apply, the higher your chances are of getting the opportunity that you want.
Do you have experience applying for scholarships? Did you receive one? Have you been rejected? Share your experience with us in the comments below.