Getting a scholarship is one topic that interest all serious minded students, you can’t help but envy that guy next door who has one or more scholarship for college while you’re paying through your nose to afford the same education he’s getting almost for free.
For the numerous types of scholarships being offered e.g. academic scholarship, Need based scholarship, sports scholarship etc. we are going to concentrate on the Academic scholarship. A lot of students we have encountered are hungry to get scholarships here and there, they actually apply for a few, write the exams but never get shortlisted as beneficiaries. On that regard, we have compiled some useful tips on how you can successfully pass this scholarships exams.
Get the Application in
The first step to getting on any scholarship is applying for it. You can’t win it if you don’t bid it! So before you can get on any scholarship you would have to do a little bit of research about the scholarships available to you, then you start sending out your applications to as many as possible, before long you will get invited or shortlisted for an exam, and with everything in place you will get your first scholarship.
Develop a winning mind-set
Don’t go to any scholarship exam and expect not come out successful, even if you have written a few and didn’t get it, you should not beat yourself over your past failures, whether it’s an international scholarship or a local scholarship, your first thought should be that you are going to succeed in it, and you most likely will. Applying for a scholarship is just the first step, if you don’t believe you can pass it, then you won’t. Don’t listen to friends who will tell you that so and so exam is difficult, if it’s so difficult how come some students still win it. It should be you.
Plan your study
Studying for a scholarship exam can really be a pain in the neck, but you really need to have this covered to stand any chance of passing the exam. We’ve seen students who are so complacent going into a scholarship exam they are scheduled to write, they don’t even carry out any study with regards such exams, depending solely on their previous knowledge. The result is; they fail to make it and end up blaming it on the exam being too difficult. So if you really want to make this exam a stroll in the park you have to plan for it carefully.
You should find a way of combining your school study with study for the scholarship you are about to write, you should know how to differentiate between the two and know that they are completely different. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that studying for school automatically covers for your scholarship exam.
Try to know exactly what you’re going to face
Don’t just get excited about going to write a scholarship exam you know nothing about, that might just be your greatest undoing. You have ask questions about the exam you are about to face. Know how the questions are asked, what they’ll look like and from what subjects they’ll be asked from. Just do a proper research before you step into that exam hall or you’ll have yourself to blame.
Use Past questions
When it comes to using past questions to study for any exam, we just can’t say enough. To really get your study pattern on track with the scholarship exam you are about to write, you need to do your best to get past questions on the exam. In most international scholarships though you might find this as a bit of a difficult task, since the scholarship organising body will do their best to shield their questions from the public, but if you ask around you will still find a few students who have written this exam before, and from them you can get an idea of what was asked.
Get some coaching
I still don’t understand why some students ignore getting some tutorials just before an important exam like a scholarship. You might have discovered that you’re not too good with a particular course/subject, I see no harm in you going to some smart students who seem to have that area covered and ask for a tutorial or coaching. It will certainly help.
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And when you win that scholarship; Here is how to write a scholarship thank you letter.