Aid for Single Mothers
Written by: Arjun Collier – http://www.FinancialAidGuideforSingleMoms.Com/
A Guide To Scholarship Applications for Single Moms
Scholarship applications can be extremely complex and confusing. Not only does
every different scholarship body want something different, but none of them seem
to set the deadline dates for the same week, which no doubt would confuse you
even more! When you are applying for college, it can seem like you are going
round in an endless circle, trying to finish tasks that you have already started but
seemingly getting nowhere. It can be a chore just to finish one application to a
college, let alone fill in several for scholarships as well. However, help is at hand
and you can make life easier for yourself with these basic tips:
Read every application carefully.
Every scholarship requires something different because no two are the same, so
you cannot just fill out one for them all and hope that you will get a measure of
success. It does not work like that. There will always be something different
expected of you, whether there is a word limit on your personal statement or fewer
letters of is recommendation. If you do not read it and comply with the guidelines
then you application will be discarded straight away.
Prepare in advance.
Before you even begin to research scholarships in depth, you should practice your
personal statement. Style is extremely important so you should write it out the
summer before you plan to apply to ensure that get it completely right. If a
personal statement reflects you then it is perfect for your applications. Keep the
copy of the draft you wrote and then use that as a foundation on which to build
your actually personal statements when it comes to applying for real.
Work with the space you have.
Try not to use continuation sheets on scholarship applications because the
likelihood is then that representatives or assessors will get bored half way through.
Try to keep all of the information to a minimum but include as many ac