Apply S.M.A.R.T. to Win More College Scholarships


How can students win more college scholarships? By applying SMART!
Apply S.M.A.R.T to Win More College Scholarships

Students can learn how to win more college scholarships by applying SMART.

In my never-ending quest to share scholarship advice and tips, I often hear about frustrated students who can�t understand why they did not win college scholarships.

They boldly tweet or post online, �I applied for tons of scholarships and didn�t win any!�

Many students blame the system with comments such as, �Scholarships are only for kids at the top of the class or minority students.�

My first thought when I hear these complaints is to wonder if they applied SMART. Students who apply SMART win more college scholarships.

What is applying SMART?


It is having a check-list of mandatory details (like this one) that must be reviewed and utilized for each and every scholarship application before it is submitted.

Applying SMART is treating all applications as if each one is the student�s best work possible, a masterpiece that is sure to impress the scholarship judges.

Applying SMART makes sure each of these points are utilized and addressed:

  • S = Share Personal Details
  • M = Market Yourself
  • A = Answer the Essay Question
  • R = Review Guidelines
  • T = Trusted Eyes


In the coming weeks, this series of blog posts will examine each aspect of applying SMART and go into specific details for each one. Students who use this method will learn how to submit more complete scholarship applications and increase their chances of winning more money for school.

If you are looking to win more college scholarships, don�t miss these tips!

It�s just plain smart to apply SMART!

Next SMART tip: How sharing personal details can make or break a college scholarship application.

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