Insider Strategies: Scholarship Resumes

So many aspiring college students are puzzled by the scholarship resume. When most people think of a “resume”, the first thing that comes to mind is getting ready for a job interview. While a “general resume” looks similar to a scholarship resume, there are so many components that are much more critical in the scholarship resume.

First and foremost, in your scholarship resume you want to highlight your community involvement and participation in organizations that help the disadvantaged in your local community. If you want to look at the grading system of a scholarship resume as 1= well below average, 2 = below average, 3 = average, 4 = above average and 5 = well above average, on a scale of 1 – 5, you would give a “5″ to community involvement and participation in local organizations and civic groups.

Joining a civic group in your area like Kiwanis International is one of the most powerful ways to build your network of contacts in the “not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) world” where millions of dollars in scholarship money and grants are available. Here lies the beauty of maximizing the effectiveness of your scholarship resume by highlighting your experience with various civic groups in your local community.

Civic group participation is a “hot insider strategy” to get your scholarship resume noticed and win more scholarship and grant money awards. To get a comprehensive list of active civic groups, get a free copy of College Money Sources.

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