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Winning Scholarship Applications. Developed for Kappa Omicron Nu Web Delivery by Susan Stratton, MEd. Upon Receiving the Application Package. Read the directions thoroughly Be sure to notice the submission deadline Mark your calendar two weeks prior to that deadline and get it done!

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winning scholarship applications

Winning Scholarship Applications

Developed for Kappa Omicron Nu

Web Delivery

by Susan Stratton, MEd

upon receiving the application package
Upon Receiving the Application Package
  • Read the directions thoroughly
    • Be sure to notice the submission deadline
    • Mark your calendar two weeks prior to that deadline and get it done!
      • No use in creating self-imposed barriers to financial assistance!
  • Request your letters of recommendation as soon as possible and long before the deadline.
your submission package
Your Submission Package
  • Include a cover letter
  • Add extra items IF NOT forbidden
  • Include letters of recommendation
  • Proof read everything
    • It is better if someone else can proof your work
  • Review your submission for neatness, consistency of formatting, spelling errors
  • Submit completed work in a clear plastic folder.
writing the application essay
Writing the Application Essay
  • Notice the deadline for submission.
  • Set a timetable to complete the essay.
  • Outline your work.
    • Be clear about the purpose of this essay
      • Brainstorm for ideas
    • Focus on what makes YOU different
    • Narrow the focus to three or four key items
    • Decide on a structure and outline your work
edit your submission
Edit Your Submission
  • Proofread, revise and proofread again
    • Look for active voice in your verbs
    • Look for words you don’t normally use in everyday language
    • Link paragraphs with transition words
    • Run spell check
      • Don’t depend on it solely though!
    • Keep to the point and be succinct.
    • Ask someone else to proof it in addition to you.
submitting your application
Submitting Your Application
  • On Time
  • Track your mailing so you know it was received on time.
    • Request a return receipt be delivered.
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