Every student that applies for a scholarship dreams of receiving that fateful email, letter, or phone call that informs them that they have won. After all, who wouldn’t be excited to find out that the long, arduous process of writing an essay, collecting transcripts and recommendation letters, filling out the application, and whatever else you may have needed to do, finally paid off in a big way.
I know I felt this way after hearing that I had won a scholarship. However, shortly after finding out that I was the recipient, I realized that nobody had ever told me about what I needed to do after I won. Everybody just talks about what you need to do to win.
Which brings me to the topic of this post: Depending on the scholarship, there may be a few different things that you need to do after you win, and this list just covers a few of the basics. After all, each scholarship is unique, and each may for different things from their winners. Many of them, however, will follow these steps: [Read more…]