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Step 3: Creating a Timeline

Scholarship Advising Handbook

Creating a Timeline (PDF, 19 KB)

(Write Date Here)

(Write Task Here)


Begin Date (Typically one month before due date)


End Date (This is the mailing date)


Request Letter(s) of Recommendation/reference


Begin filling out application form


Begin brainstorming for personal statement/scholarship essay/resume


Begin creating an outline/resume for personal statement/scholarship essay/resume


Complete first draft and have it proof read by an advisor


Request transcripts and other documentation


Send reminder to person writing the letter of recommendation/reference (e-mail or call)


Complete application form


Pick up transcripts


Pick up letters of recommendation/reference


Complete personal statement/scholarship essay


Deliver/mail application packet (If “received by” deadline)


Deliver/mail application packet (If “postmarked by” deadline)