Finding the right scholarship
Here’s an analogy to help you see why choosing the right scholarships is critical to actually winning a scholarship. Imagine that you are looking for the perfect pair of jeans at an outlet store. If you run in and grab the first pair on the rack, chances are it won’t fit. It will probably pinch or sag in all the wrong places.
But if take spend your time to dig through the piles of clothes, search out the racks in the back of the store and try everything on before you buy you’ll leave with the perfect pair. Finding a scholarship is no different. You need to know where to look and give yourself enough time to pick and choose from what you find.
If you make sure that a scholarship fits your unique background, talents or achievements, you insure that you don’t waste your time on scholarships you won’t win. Just like pants, make sure the scholarship fits before you apply.