Scholarship Mom Tip #23: Deadlines May Not Be Real

Not all scholarship deadlines are created equal. Here’s why you need to apply early!



Scholarship Mom tip #23WARNING: Deadlines in the college scholarship guidelines may not be
the REAL deadline!  

 Some organizations
only accept a certain number of applicants and stop accepting more once that
number is reached, even if the deadline has not yet passed. (Think of all that
hard work thrown out before even being seen!) 

 Other organizations publish a deadline and have every right to decide on
their winner at any time, even weeks or months before the applications are “officially”
due. This may not seem fair, but instead
of getting angry, make it a policy to submit scholarship applications WELL
before the published deadline. 

wait and don’t lose out before even getting a chance to impress the judges!

Monica Matthews, Scholarship MomMonica Matthews is our favorite scholarship mom! After helping her son win $100,000 in scholarships for his college education, she founded to share what she learned along the way and now she’s sharing her tips with SmartCollegeVisit!