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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Negotiating – It Is A Process And Skill-Set That Requires Attention And Mastery

You have to sell and position your competitive edge in this race to optimize your chances of finding and securing the scholarship and tuition-funding package that is right for you.Scholarships do not have to be repaid and that is only part of the reason they are so popular, in high demand and quite competitive.
It is important to mention that there are numerous scholarships that focuses and targets high performers or those who have special talents. This is by no means a ‘free ride’ or meal-ticket, BUT some of these choice scholarships are often tailored for students with special qualifications such as academic excellence and performance, athletic ability, skill and mastery, demonstrable leadership potential or even artistic talents.

Most of any form of advice you will receive will have to do with which school you plan to attend. Mostly they would have a department or dedicated spot on their website that will guide you to the listings of all available scholarships, awards, bursaries and the like. It is always a good starting point, past your school guidance counselor and the library! You could also take a more pro-active approach and actually pick up the phone and ask representatives about availability and how to apply exactly.

Minimum grade averages and even special nominations, or other eligibility criteria need to be clarified and confirmed, even before you start your application process. Select and apply for those you qualify ‘with flying colors’ so to speak first and then some, if not all of the others you deem relevant and where you stand a reasonable chance.

It is of the utmost importance that you figure out for yourself what your credentials and goals are and then find your voice in your scholarship application essay – this is truly your one chance to shine and outperform.

A great tip to give you and advantage and edge, is to apply for smaller scholarships. These small awards can add up quickly. They could just as easily function as stepping stones, to bigger scholarships or financial aid packages.

Always remember apply even if you think you do not qualify – you never know! The fact is the more scholarships you apply for, the better your chances are of getting a few, for sure!