• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

How to: Scholarship Applications

It is the time of year for scholarships, and completing them can be an arduous and challenging task. They oftentimes require essays, work history and references, GPA, ACT scores, history of community involvement, and sometimes even more. This is enough to overwhelm anyone! However, the hard work and time that you put into filling out scholarship applications can indeed pay off. After all, needing less loans to fund your education is always a plus. So, how do you complete applications and apply for as many scholarships as possible without losing your cool?
How to:
1. Pay attention to eligibility criteria. Make sure that you qualify for the scholarship before you take all of the time to apply.
2. Be systematic. Focus on each separate component of the scholarship and fill out each part completely before moving onto the next part.
3. Be honest. Never claim to have experience or use references that are not sound reflections of your accomplishments or history. Scholarship panels will check into them.
4. List as much as possible. Be sure to list experience, jobs, and community involvement, no matter how small. Each will build up to a stronger application. As mentioned before, however, be truthful.
5. Be prompt. Submit applications as quickly as possible and watch the submission date. If the cut off for the application is occurring soon, ensure that it will arrive in the mail prior to the cut off date.
6. Use positive references. If you are asked to list work references or professional acquaintances, ensure that you list individuals who think highly of you and can give you a positive reference. If they can’t, don’t include them.

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