A competitive application is neat, clean, and complete. In
order to give yourself a competitive edge, you should type
the original application. Typing your application ensures
that it will be legible, uniform, and professional in appearance.
Before you type on the original application, make draft copies
and practice on them to figure out how much space you have
for each answer and where to set the margins. When you are
ready to transfer the information to the original scholarship
application, take your time. Avoid mistakes by typing slowly
to avoid using correction fluid.
If you do not have a typewriter, your local library should
have a few typewriters for public access. Ask one of your
school’s teachers or counselors, if you could use their
typewriter to type your scholarship application. If you do
not have access to a typewriter, use your best hand writing
skills and a black pin, and print legible.
Before you start completing the original application, you
should make sure the surfaces where you are going to complete
the application is clean. To ensure that the surfaces are
clean, wipe them off with a clean wet cloth and then dry it
Once your application is complete, you should:
Make sure it is free from stray
marks, stains, and wrinkles.
Proofread it to make sure it
is free from spelling and grammatical errors.
Have someone else to proofread
your application, again.
Make a copy of the completed
application for your records.