Effective Scholarship Searches

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

Application Tips

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

Essay Tips

Your background information 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 background information and essay.  The best recommendation letters speak to your accomplishments beyond just the facts 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.