Scholarship Mom Tip #107: Ask Your Guidance Counselor

Ask your guidance counselor for help in your scholarship search.As part of your scholarship search, be sure to ask your guidance counselor.

It’s pretty well known that high school counselors have so many kids assigned to them that personal interaction with each one can be next to impossible. But keep in mind …

School counselors know a lot about college scholarships and get new scholarship information mailed to them frequently.

If you’re a smart and savvy scholarship searching student, you need to make sure to ask your guidance counselor about college and scholarship opportunities. Take the initiative to let your counselor know how hard you are working on and searching for scholarships.

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Making the time to stop by the counseling office frequently and getting to know a counselor can pay off big time when new scholarships are posted, when counselors have new scholarship literature to pass out, and when letters of recommendation are needed.

N.B. Your counselor wants to get to know you, but take care not to demand immediate attention during their busiest times of year such as just ahead of college application deadlines, transcript submission deadlines, and reference letter request periods.

Students, don’t be shy about making the first move and getting to know your school counselor.

Your school counselor wants you to win college scholarships and is on your side!


Check out my Guide for Parents on Amazon: How to Win College Scholarships: A Guide for Parents in 10 Easy Steps

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