Getting a scholarship can make or break your college success. Many students depend on getting a scholarship to even be able to afford to enter college. Therefore, making sure it is perfect is a must. There are several ways to ensure you have done a great job on your scholarship app, but one of the main things to remember if you forget everything else is to proofread.
By proofreading your scholarship application you take the time to reread what you have written. This is the perfect time to find any gaps in your story as well as the opportunity to add any detail that pertain to your essay. The essay is a requirement for most scholarship applications now days. These essays needs to be about something significant pertaining to your life. When proofreading your essay make sure you have added details that will allow you to stand out in the crowd. Chances are hundreds of other potential students are applying for the same scholarship. Dont leave anything out and it could just be you that gets that scholarship.
A scholarship application consists of a series of questions, not only on the application, but questions to answer in the essay as well. When you proofread, you can double check that you didn’t leave any questions unanswered. Leaving questions blank on the applications or missing in the essay can lead your app straight into the denied piled. Even though there are several scholarships to apply for, you really can’t afford to land in any denied pile. If you find any questions left unanswered, answer them and start the proofreading process over again.
Grammar and Spelling
Nothing says not college material like bad spelling and Grammar. Proofread to make sure everything you have put down on the application is spelled correctly and is easily readable. If you have trouble reading your own material then the judges reading your application will as well. If something doesn’t make sense to take them time to reword and fix and mistake that you find. Proofreading may seem like a lot of work, but it will pay off in the end.
Proofreading your own application can counterproductive. Often when people proofread their own application the miss things because they already know what is coming and just skim it. If you can afford to hire a proofreading service to help you make sure everything is written correctly. if you cannot afford a service, consider asking a family member or friend to look it over. This not only gets someone else to edit it, but it also allows for a fresh set of eyes to let you know how good or bad it is. However, if you chose to proofread on your own, take a break after writing it to give yourself some time to step away and come back with fresh eyes. This will help you see it better and catch any mistakes made easier.