With the scholarship application deadline rapidly approaching on March 1, Robin Cowles, our senior scholarship and technology officer, offered a few tips for students working on completing their applications. As always, feel free to contact us any time with questions about the scholarship process!

  • The application will ask for your email address—be sure to use a personal email, not your school email address. We may need to contact you after you graduate and no longer have access to the school email account.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute! Give yourself plenty of time to complete a quality application.
  • Check your essay for appropriate spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Think of it more like an essay you’re writing for English class and not a quick text message to a friend. Find more essay tips HERE.
  • Take enough time to read all questions carefully. For questions with answer options to select, be sure to read through all the options carefully as well to choose the one that best describes your situation or plans.
  • Scholarships can be used for trade schools and apprenticeship programs. In fact, we have several scholarships specifically for students pursuing careers in areas like skilled trades.

Scholarship applications for high school seniors and medical school students are completed online and due March 1. The application for adult students is open year-round; for more information on adult student scholarships, click here.