Be concise: You have between 100-300 words for a response to each question. Given the number of apps they may get, you need to keeps your words economical.
Don’t be Shy: This one is looking for pride; pride of self, pride of background, pride of accomplishment. This is not time to be a shy-guy/gal and stick to the sidelines. You need to push yourself out there as the best candidate because YOU ARE, not because YOU WILL BE! The law firm that offers this was founded by a man who didn’t start out speaking english well and had to pull himself up by his bootstraps. He is looking for people like himself when it comes to tenacity.
Dont depend on your ethnicity or poverty to get you the win: This one could care less if you are white, black, hispanic, or laotian. It cares about the level of pride you exhibit and your determination. While finances may have some impact, it is not the end all be all. You still have to present yourself the correct way.
This scholarship is a perfect example of a general scholarship where the competition will be broad and undefined. Keep in mind a solid and carefully thought out strategy will make all the difference when you apply. No matter what, good luck!
This August 22, 2012 episode we talk to Dr Andy Borst, Director of Admissions at Western Illinois University (Twitter @WIU_UR) about their unique way of awarding scholarships to incoming freshmen, we discuss how to get the most out of your Federal Work Study Grant, and have our Question and Answer Segment with Kristen Ferguson and discuss the timeline of earning a doctoral degree, and how parents level of actual support does not change their level of assumed support in the eyes of the financial aid office.
This August 15, 2012 episode we do a series of “student on the street” interviews to find out about students financial aid issues and offer solutions that can help, as well holding our Scholarshippoints.com Question and Answer Segment with Kristen Ferguson and discuss why its better to appeal a financial aid suspension not take out private student loans, and when is the best time to search for scholarships.
This August 8, 2012 episode we discuss how to approach scholarships tied to admissions for freshmen students, and speak with Dr. Andy Borst of Western Illinois University (Twitter @WIU_UR) about their innovative freshman scholarship program, as well as our Question and Answer Segment with Kristen Ferguson and discuss scholarships for international students and college out-of-state.