Before you apply for a scholarship, here are a few things you should know:Allegan County Community Foundation Scholarships Logo

» Scholarships are competitive. Communicate clearly why you should earn that scholarship.

» Schedule time to work on them so you aren’t feeling the stress of having to submit last minute.

» Essay questions with minimum word counts, make sure you hit those minimums.

» Proofread! Proofread! Proofread!

» If letter(s) of recommendation are required, ask someone who knows you well and ask them early. Confirm that have completed and submitted your recommendation BEFORE it is due.

» Pay attention to all details of the application process. Make sure you complete all steps.

» Don’t have the best GPA? Very few of these scholarships are based on academic excellence. You have something to offer. Give yourself a chance and apply.