• Pay attention to the deadlines. Some opportunities require transcripts and/or letters of reference. Allow time to assemble all required information. It is never recommended to wait until the deadline date to complete an application.
  • If asked to write an essay, use accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation. It might be a good idea to have someone proofread your work.
  • Carefully follow the instructions on the scholarship application and review your responses before submitting.

Below are some additional scholarship resources available to you from outside organizations:

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