Tips to Apply

Effective Scholarship Searches

Make the most of your scholarship search and application process with these helpful tips.

Resume Writing Tips

Your scholarship resume provides an opportunity for you to neatly showcase your educational interests, achievements, scholastic activities, community involvement, work experience and awards.

Essay Tips

A scholarship resume informs evaluators of what you are doing, whereas a scholarship essay reflects who you are. Convince the readers why you are the quintessential choice to receive a scholarship.


Recommendations complement your resume and essay.  The best recommendation letters speak to your accomplishments beyond the facts of your resume and adds insight to your unique qualities.

Thank Your Donor

The scholarship you received is a gift; a note of thanks to the donor is a great way to show your appreciation.

Beware of Scholarship Scams

Scholarship Services does not endorse any private scholarship or web site listed on our web pages. We provide this information to you as a resource; exercise your best judgment in researching scholarship opportunities.