5 Tips To Help You Win Scholarships Abroad
1. Only one application is required for each scholarship.
Try to resist the urge to apply for a large number of scholarships all at once. You are required to produce personalized cover letters that are one-of-a-kind for each and every scholarship application that you submit. You can reuse some information or reorganize your resume in similar ways, but in general, you should make sure that each and every one of your applications is original. Sure, you can reuse some content.
2. Describe your life after completing your study abroad program.
Many students fail to grasp that their time spent studying abroad, whether it be during the academic year or over the summer, is merely a fragment of their overall life story; yet, life will go on after you have returned home. How do you plan to differentiate yourself from others? How do you intend to apply the knowledge you gain while studying at a foreign institution back at your home institution or in your life back in the communities where you were raised? Teachers absolutely gush over pupils who are eager to talk about the links between smaller parts and the larger whole.
3. Make it about your background.
If you are going to a country or continent that has a connection to your family history, why not use your time there to get to know your second, third, and fourth cousins better? These are once-in-a-lifetime events that give your time abroad a unique depth.
4. You don’t have to be a star on the decathlon squad or a professional athlete.
Honesty time: the study abroad scholarship judges definitely weren’t the most important people on their respective campuses. Every day people are welcome. The idea is to emphasize your strongest points and show that you are passionate about working across cultures.
5. Try to get more than one scholarship.
Even though it may be hard to take, you can’t expect to get a fully paid-for study abroad program with just one application. Apply early, and do it more than once. The more times you put your name in the hat, the more likely you are to win a sweet scholarship to study abroad.