Earth Day — This time of year we are all reminded and encouraged to do our part by recycling and committing to protect the communities in which we live.
In the college scholarships process, we can make use of scholarship recycling techniques in the following ways:
Reuse scholarship essays – Many essay questions and prompts are similar and what a student wrote for one application can easily be adapted for others, keeping in mind word count and specific names of organizations offering the awards.
Keep copies of all scholarship applications, including detailed directions, guidelines, due dates, and award notification dates. Save paper by scanning the information and saving on a flash drive or trusted hard drive.
Take advantage of online only scholarships in which no paper is used at all like this tweeting scholarship: Customized Girl College Scholarship (open to boys AND girls!).
Read all of the Scholarship Mom Tips here.
Learn more about winning college scholarships
Check out Monica’s guide for parents on Amazon: How to Win College Scholarships: A Guide for Parents in 10 Easy Steps