Scholarship Tip: Get to Know the Sponsor

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You are sure to have come across many tips and tricks for winning scholarships, but one tip that most students tend to overlook is getting to know the scholarship sponsor. It’s not surprising that sponsors will favor students who have taken the time and trouble to get to know everything about their organization and what it stands for.

Listed below are 3 things you can do to get to know the sponsor:

Do Your Research

One of the best ways to find out more about a scholarship sponsor, especially at the local level, is to go through their website. See if they have social media accounts and go through those too. Get an idea as to what they value, how they work, and what type of scholarship candidates they are looking for.

Understand the Sponsor’s Values

What values does this sponsor uphold? Read through the sponsor’s mission and vision and take time to understand the organization’s core values and what they are offering the scholarship for. Make sure your essay or application upholds these values.

Know Who Or What The Scholarship Commemorates

If the scholarship is established in memory of a person, read all about that person and what they accomplished to deserve this great honor. This knowledge can often be the tipping point when it comes to winning a scholarship.

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