Being in the college placement field, it is part of your job to guide students into finding the right school for them. This is your ultimate goal: to see a student land a great academic program. Remind them that every scholarship committee is looking for the following:

  • Strong academics – Most scholarship committees will look into your overall academic standing. You will have to meet a minimum GPA because this reflects your commitment to studies. If there is a particular field you excel in, apply for a scholarship in it.
  • Work experience – Mention your internship and work experience when you apply for scholarship. Your work history reflects how much you handle responsibility and initiative. Make sure you include letters of recommendation from your employers.
  • Community service – Being an active part of the community is attractive to a selection committee. Those experiences indicate that you are civic-minded and care about causes beyond yourself.


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