Preparing your scholarship is as easy as making a list. As you can see, it only requires a little time and self examination to produce a solid resume of your personal academic accomplishments. Once you have finished compiling your resume, make it a habit to periodically update it whenever something relevant can be added. For example, if, after completing your resume, you should win a scholarship or increase your GPA standing you will want to add that to your list of accomplishments. Keep your scholarship resume relevant and up to date, and you will be ready to tackle any and all scholarship or college admission applications.
Check with your state’s higher education authority to see what kind of assistance is available. Many states provide excellent scholarships and grants and often have special categories of award for women going back to school, minorities, and people with disabilities. Be sure to follow all application procedures and deadlines. Many colleges will not make up for state grants lost to students though late applications. Additionally, many states and private colleges administer need-based institutional funds that help round out financial aid awards.