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  • THE HUNT & MAKING
YOUR$ELF SHINE
  • 01 THE SCHOLARSHIP HUNT
02 MAKING YOUR$ELF SHINE
03 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
  • THE HUNT
Finding the right scholarships might
seem like you are lost in a city.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a
Scholarship GPS?
Pro Tip: Don't skip the $500 scholarships. They
have the least amount of competition. Just think of
what you can buy with $500. Semesters worth of
groceries, books, 42 pumpkin spice lattes?
  • THE SEARCH
SRC DATABASE
UWL
FOUNDATION
GOOGLE
  • SRC DATABASE
Add your
demographic information
and watch the
scholarships stack up
Use the Keyword search for
finding scholarships with your
unique qualities.
Find a scholarship you like
but have no time? Favorite it
and come back later.
  • UWL FOUNDATION
Fill out the General
Application and then
specific scholarships
from there
The UWL Foundation makes
it quick and easy to apply
for scholarships.
APPLY NOW
Applications close Feb. 1
  • USING GOOGLE
Search for scholarships
outside of what we've
already found for you!
Just make sure that
the scholarships you
find aren't too good
to be true.
Search with Strategy!
  • AVOID SCAMS
Never give out personal
information
Never pay for a
scholarship
If it's too good to be
true, it usually is
  • KEY WORDS FOR
SEARCHING
Demographics
Interests 
Awards
Military
Hobbies
Organization
Volunteer
Languages
Clubs
Honors
  • MAKE YOURSELF
SHINE
  • WHAT MAKES
YOU... YOU?
Allow yourself
to stand apart
from the crowd
  • MAKING
YOURSELF
COMPETITIVE
Justify the bad/average by discussing your
challenges and overcoming them
Being involved is key, but if you aren't don't let that
stop you from starting...
Start making a list!
  • SHOW OFF YOUR PERSONALITY
Use your essay to tell them who you are
  • SHOW OFF YOUR PERSONALITY
Use your essay to tell them who you are
Highlight different aspects of yourself to reflect values your
audience is looking for (Three biggest areas: Academics,
Leadership, and Community Service)
  • SHOW OFF YOUR PERSONALITY
Use your essay to tell them who you are
Highlight different aspects of yourself to reflect values your
audience is looking for (Three biggest areas: Academics,
Leadership, and Community Service)
Don't be afraid to brag a little by selling who you are to the
committee
  • SHOW OFF YOUR PERSONALITY
Use your essay to tell them who you are
Highlight different aspects of yourself to reflect values your
audience is looking for (Three biggest areas: Academics,
Leadership, and Community Service)
Don't be afraid to brag a little by selling who you are to the
committee
Highlight what makes your prospective unique
  • 122B 1.7M
Amount of scholarship
money world wide
2013-2014
Amount of scholarship
money awarded to
UWL students
1M
UWL Foundation
money awarded to
UWL students
annually
  • APPLYING WHAT
YOU LEARNED
  • KEYS TO A WINNING ESSAY
Every word counts! Make sure there's a reason you include each
word that you do.
Use word choice to beef up your essay
Highlight skills you might think are obvious; these could set you
further apart from the crowd than you think
ACTION WORDS
Ask ....... Inquire
JOB SKILLS
Organizing Tasks
Attempt ....... Embark Editing Work
Collect ........ Accrue Setting Priorities
Find ....... Obtain Computer Software Skills
Know ....... Perceive Encouraging Others
Make ....... Beget Analyzing Problems
  • THANK YOU
for your time!
THE SRC TEAM

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