If you’re ready for more schooling at Broward Community Schools or any other educational institution, looking for scholarships is a wise idea. Our tips can help you figure out which scholarships are a good fit for you and how to maximize your chances of being awarded money.

Read Directions Carefully

You want to make sure that you’re actually eligible for this scholarship. You also want to be sure that you have everything that the application requires, like a letter of recommendation. Not having everything that you need can reduce your chances of winning.

Pay Attention to Deadlines

It doesn’t matter how good your essay is if you don’t submit it on time. Keep track of deadlines in a calendar or planner if you’re applying for a number of different scholarships and make sure that everything is being sent before the due date.

Gather Needed Materials Early

If you need school records or any other kind of material to apply for a scholarship, make sure that you get it well before the submission deadline. Rushing around can make it difficult to complete applications in a timely manner, and that could cost you opportunities.

Don’t Ignore Small Scholarships

It can be tempting to only go after the big scholarships, but those smaller awards can add up! Pursue the smaller scholarships as well if you have the time.

Edit and Proofread

Don’t send anything away without checking it for errors. If you can get someone else to look over your essay and application, even better! Sometimes others can catch the errors that we miss.

Don’t Get Discouraged

You might not win on your first few applications, but don’t despair. There are many applicants for every scholarship but persisting and continuing to seek out opportunities will benefit you in the long run.

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