High school students seeking scholarships should carefully monitor deadlines, compose an accomplishments resume, and research the institution offering the scholarships, according to Indiana University South Bend. Students also should retain copies of all documents in case something is lost.
An accomplishments resume is a list of academic and extracurricular successes, and this document is handy for teachers and other people who need to complete recommendation letters for a student. Students can make their applications more specific if they know more about the sponsoring organizations, which may impress those who award the scholarships, explains IUSB. Students also should complete their applications two weeks prior to the deadlines so that they have plenty of time to obtain transcripts and supporting documents.