winning any scholarship, your job is not over. Scholarship
providers expect you to continue to keep up the good work.
If you start “slacking-off”, you may jeopardize
your scholarship and possibly your enrollment in school.
|As a scholarship recipient,
|| Send a Thank You
Send a Thank You letter to show your gratitude and appreciation.
A Thank You letter should be short, simple, and sincere.
You can add a personal touch by hand-writing the letter.
“Senioritis” (a.k.a. Senior Slump or Senior
Slack) occurs when students start coasting through their
senior year of high school, apparently spending more
time working and partying and less time studying and
completing “homework.” Your entire senior
year is critical. However, the last semester of your
senior year will be reviewed by the college you have
chosen to attend, and the organization(s) that awarded
you their scholarship(s). A poor performance (i.e. drop
in grades) in the last semester of your senior year
can result in your admission to college and/or scholarship
being rescinded. You have worked too hard to see your
efforts go down the “drain” by foolish mistakes
in the last semester of school.
||Notify Your School’s
Financial Aid Office
It is up to you to decide whether or not to inform your
school’s financial aid office about outside award(s),
not listed on your financial aid package (i.e. award
letter). If you do not notify your school, they may
eventually find out about your outside award. Usually,
this occurs whenever the scholarship provider submits
the scholarship check directly to your school. If this
is the case, the financial aid office will make adjustments
as necessary. Avoid unpleasant surprises of receiving
reduced aid or owing money back to the school. If you
are unsure about how your outside award(s) will affect
your financial aid package, contact your school's financial
aid office to discuss your situation.
||Continue Your Scholarship Search
Your goal should be to attend school for FREE. You should
apply for as many scholarships that you are eligible
for. If you find a winning strategy, stick to it.