And so begins our new column… Ask Twinbro! Thank you to all students, parents, Facebook fans and the like for asking questions and inspiring us to get this started. Please continue to ask away on our blog or on Facebook wall.
Our first question is about applying for scholarships. It was asked by a participant at Twinbro’s “Developing a Scholarship Mentality” event at North Surrey Secondary. We hope it is helpful!
How much should I ‘beg’ in my scholarship application?
The quick and easy answer is… do not beg in your application. Begging can easily come across as whiny, desperate or rude. If you were a scholarship judge, would you want to award money to a person like that?
We know that having money is an important part of being able to attend post-secondary school. A better strategy than begging is to make the scholarship money part of your plan. Remember, scholarship judges want to see that you are going somewhere and have a promising future. Perhaps write about the great contributions you wish to make and how receiving that scholarship will enable you to focus on your studies, leadership and volunteer work so that you can continue to have an impact in your community.