Remember the number one premise – Scholarship providers want to award money to deserving individuals. The challenge is to highlight your qualifications in a persistent and assertive manner.

Therefore, do not send incomplete packages.

Therefore, answer their request for information in a timely manner.

Therefore, ensure you read your essays to ensure they answer the question.

Therefore, include personalized letter of recommendations not retellings of your resume.

Therefore, explain any unique circumstance that explain your achievements, or lack thereof.

Therefore, take advantage of space and answer the what, who, when, why, and how.

Therefore, ensure your name is found on each page.

Finally, understand the difference between “return by” and “postmarked by”.