A scholarship is a subsidy to study somewhere. It might be a reward for good grades, or maybe some wealthy person set up a fund for worthy students, which could be anything such as students from particular ethnic groups. Another possibility is that a country is short of professionals, and has it has set up an arrangement with foreign institutions to help train them.
How do you apply for a Scholarship?
Follow these steps when you want to apply for a scholarship:
1. You need to start as soon as possible; The application process for many scholarships takes quite a long time and application deadlines to finish early. As soon as you know what you are going to study, you should start with the preparation straight away!
2. Look for the right scholarship; There are thousands of scholarships out there as well as other types of funding like grants, prizes, studentships, competitions, fellowships, and many others! Luckily not all of them are just dependent on your grades. Do you come from a certain country? Do you study a specific subject? Are you a member of a religious organization? All those factors, for example, can qualify you for financial support for your studies!
3. Writing your application; Before you start preparing your application make sure that you have chosen the right scholarship. Do you match all the eligibility requirements? Carefully check all the scholarship information by visiting the website of the scholarship provider. Do you match the profile? You will be investing a lot of time in this application and you will want to prioritize.
If you have made sure you have picked the right scholarship, it is time to prepare your application. Most of the time you will need to prepare the following documents:
- Certificates of your previous education (first degree, school-leaving exams, etc.)
- Letters of recommendation (work/academic)
- Language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS)
- Motivation letter
- Curriculum Vitae (resume)
- You sometimes need to provide examples of your past work (an essay etc.)
Make sure all of the documents you need to apply for the scholarship are in order before you start to write. You won’t want to go back to them after writing your letter, only to discover you are missing an important document. Also, and we cannot stress this enough, start in plenty of time. This will give you the opportunity to make your letter stand out and you will not have to rush with the deadline. You also want to make sure the application forms are filled in neatly and that nothing is missing. Make sure there are hard copies of every document you are sending because if anything goes missing you won't want to start all over again.
Sample scholarship letter:
I am writing to submit my scholarship application for University. Presently, I am a first-year student in the Name program. In order to prove my diligence, I have enclosed copies of my academic accomplishments. These days, I am facing some financial difficulties, therefore, unable to pay my fee for the fall semester. I am planning to obtain a part-time job to manage the finances of my studies but it would not be enough to cover the whole tuition and accommodation fee. Based on my deprived financial condition, I request a student scholarship so that I would be able to continue my studies in anticipation of an improved financial situation. If you have any questions regarding my application, you may contact me anytime on my cellular phone at Number. To follow up, I will contact your secretary next week.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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