Scholarship Checklist

Use the checklist below when applying to scholarships.

Scholarship Checklist

  • Complete the application

    Complete the application in full. If a question does not apply, note that on the application – do not just leave it blank.

  • Get your documents together

    Provide documentation that is required (cover letter, transcript, SAT/ACT scores, essay, tax return, college acceptance letters).

  • Submit a well-composed essay

    If applicable, submit a well-composed essay that makes a definite impression. Essays should be typed and signed. Do not use lined notebook paper. Ask your English teacher to proofread your completed essay.

  • Clean and neat application

    Submit a clean and neat application. Type your responses, if possible. If you must print, do so neatly and legibly in blue or black pen.

  • Check your grammar

    Neatness and accuracy does count! Do not submit with cross-outs, whiteout, misspelled words or grammar errors.

  • Be aware of timeframes

    Be aware of and meet all deadlines. Most local scholarships are due to the Guidance Office by TBA.

  • Mail in advance

    If applicable, mail application to the proper address with the proper postage affixed. Mail in advance to ensure it is received by the deadline.

  • A final review

    Give your application materials a final review.

  • Ask for some help

    Seek assistance if you feel you need it.

  • Proofread

    Please have your parent/guardian or another adult review/proofread your scholarship application.