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Center for Scholarship Information
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Scholarship Advising Handbook

This section outline steps that will assist faculty, counselors or advisors to assist a student in the scholarship process.

Step 1: Looking for Scholarships

Step 2: Reviewing the Scholarship Application Packet

  • Reviewing the Eligibility Requirements
  • Reviewing the Performance Requirements
  • Reviewing the Application Form
  • Requesting Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Personal Statements and Essays
  • Requesting Transcripts
  • Enclosing a Photograph
  • Documenting Eligibility
  • Enclosing a Resume
  • Enclosing a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE)

Step 3: Creating a Timeline

Step 4: Referring to Appropriate Resources

  • Center for Scholarship Information
  • Personal statement or scholarship essays: Writer's Resource Lab
  • Letters of recommendation: Professors, employers and counselors
  • Transcripts: Enrollment Services
  • Financial Aid: Office of Financial Aid

Step 5: Following-Up

  • Connect with student (e-mail, phone call, appointment)
  • Review homework given to student
  • Identify remaining work
  • Provide encouragement

Step 6: Wrapping-Up

  • Confirm student has submitted the application
  • Request feedback from student and a promise to report the results of award