While applying for any scholarship or planning how to avail one, young minds always have some questions related to it. So here we are with some frequently asked questions:
1. What are my chances of grabbing a good scholarship program?
Scholarships are highly competitive in nature because many deserving students try to grab scholarships. However, competition depends on what kind of scholarship you are applying to. Some scholarships require extraordinary profiles, so if you have a holistic profile, your chances of selection will be higher. Also, your chances of getting the scholarship depending on your financial needs as well. Therefore, a combination of a great profile with the urgency of finance will keep you ahead in the competitive race.
So, what can you do on your part to secure the desired scholarship?
• Gain diverse or specific work experience with reputed brands and startups, depending on your ultimate goal.
• Participate in as many extra-curricular activities as you can.
• Volunteer in NGOs and invest many hours in social causes.
In all, while curating a good scholarship application, you have to convey the message of the need for scholarship and show why you are capable of it. If you are able to do so, you will surely get a scholarship.
2. How can I find good scholarship opportunities?
To ensure you do not miss out on any good scholarship program opportunity, you just have to keep the goals clear. Make a checklist of why you need the scholarship and how much amount you need. After that, start researching the scholarship programs that fit your goals. However, one thing to keep in mind is to be regular while searching. Also, keep an eye on the university you are targeting, browse regularly about scholarship information, and apply the earliest!
3. What is the procedure for applying for international scholarships?
Most of the universities announce scholarship program details online. The concerned authorities list out all the procedures to be followed. In some cases, FAQs on their scholarship program is mentioned on the university website. If students still need any guidance, then they can find the support email address or contact information to help students with their queries. Though, the common procedure that needs to be followed in applying for an international scholarship is mentioned below:
• List down the required documents and collect them in one place.
• Create a reminder of the application deadline so you do not miss it.
• Fill the scholarship application carefully and seek help from mentors if required.
• Keep a copy of the application after submitting it.
If you need further assistance, then do a search for the complete guide on how to apply for the scholarship on the respective college website.
4. What are the eligibility criteria to apply for scholarships?
If you want to know whether you are eligible for a particular scholarship or not, all you have to do is to jump on the eligibility section of that scholarship program. But in general, universities allow scholarships to only those students who receive acceptance in their university’s program. In the case of a government scholarship, you need to be a domestic citizen. Apart from these criteria, some scholarships require a minimum score in proficiency English tests such as IELTS or TOEFL. In all, you will easily find the eligibility criteria of a particular scholarship program on the place it is announced.
5. Is a scholarship scam real? If yes, how can I avoid it?
Yes, sometimes malicious organizations try to target students with a lack of awareness and ask them to submit a fee in return for a guaranteed scholarship. So, yes, scholarship scams are for real. However, you can avoid them with intelligence and research. All you have to do is an online search for the scholarship program which seems suspicious, and you will get all the details about it. If there is sufficient information available, then good to go! But if there is very little information available about the scholarship, then red alert! In that case, look for the official website of the university to verify if it’s real or not.
If your question still remains answered, then please feel free to write back to us. We would be more than happy to help you.