7 Amazing Scholarship Application Tips
Students who have been successful in applying for scholarships are the best people to ask for assistance in the process. To help or assist you locate and applying for scholarships, we asked some of this year’s QS Scholarship winners for their best advice. So, they said, as follows:
1. Apply as soon as you can.
Although you’re probably already tired of hearing this advice, our scholarship recipients say it was crucial to their success. According to Alexis Csizmazia, who was awarded one of this year’s QS-IE University Scholarships, “Schools have a fixed amount of financing available (to all students), and the earlier you submit, the more you will earn and the easier it will be be be to secure a scholarship.”
2. Check university websites for opportunities.
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The websites of the institutions are a good location to start your scholarship search if you are aware of which ones you wish to attend. “I would suggest browsing over the website of the university you’re hoping to apply to,” advises Doris Fang, recipient of the 2015 QS Connect Masters 1-2-1 Scholarship. The university’s website typically provides a wealth of information on scholarships, financial aid, and other forms of funding.
3. Look for additional scholarship sponsors.
Our scholarship recipients often emphasize the value of searching outside of colleges for additional scholarship sources, such as the QS Scholarships program. Thuy Phamova Thanh, who was awarded one of the QS-Manchester Business School Scholarships, asserts that “research is the key.” “Speak to individuals and look for funding options utilizing various resources, such as libraries, the internet, or books.”
4. Focus on the subject of the application essay.
The next step is to make sure each scholarship application you submit is well-targeted for the opportunity in question after you’ve found relevant scholarships to apply for. Salimatou Balde, a different recipient of a QS-IE University Scholarship, counsels taking the time to research the topic of the application essay. “Identify all relevant words, spend time understanding them, and strictly stick to the question when you answer.”
5. Have another person read your application.
Constructive criticism can help you become more aware of your own pertinent qualities and accomplishments in addition to assisting you in locating typos or other problems. According to Stephen Jarvis, who won the 2015 QS Academic Excellence Scholarship, “my scholarship applications have always been much improved after I’ve had someone to pass a critical eye over them.” “If it’s someone who understands where you’re coming from, they may frequently come up with ideas that you hadn’t, in addition to helping you tighten up the text and check your language.”
6. Effective time management.
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If you’re managing many scholarship applications, time management is very important. Create a calendar with all the deadlines (this is very important), allow yourself enough time to complete each application, and make sure you submit all the necessary paperwork. Valentina Sandulova, the recipient of the QS EDHEC-Business School Scholarship this year, was simultaneously employed full-time. Be persistent in your application and time management so that you may fulfill all deadlines, she counsels.
7. Apply, apply, apply!
The final and most frequent piece of advice from our scholarship recipients is really straightforward: stop second-guessing yourself, and start applying! According to MacPherson Lee “I wasn’t sure whether to apply for this and other scholarships at first because they are fairly competitive.” But making the effort was one of my best choices ever, I said.
All of our scholarship recipients acknowledge that they received numerous rejection letters before finding success, demonstrating the importance and value of continuing to apply. You can never be sure which scholarship application will be accepted. Last but not least, Thuy advises, “Never give up on your dreams.”