Scholarship Mom Tip #41: Know the GC

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An often overlooked scholarship resource is the high school guidance counselor.

Counselors are sent college scholarship information to share with their students, but are often overwhelmed with the amount of students they are expected to help and a lack of time in each busy day.

Students need to be proactive and let their guidance counselor know of their serious quest to find and win college scholarships. By checking in at their counselor’s office frequently and asking about new scholarships, they will become a familiar face and name to the counselor. This opens up lots of possibilities, as the counselor can write a more personal letter of recommendation for scholarships and college applications.

Students serious about winning college scholarships need to make sure that their high school guidance counselor knows their name, career plans, and desire to win college scholarships!