22 Mar How to Complete the Résumé and Scholarship Application
How do I complete a résumé for scholarships? How to complete the Résumé and Scholarship Application form, which makes applying for scholarships easier because all the information needed to complete the scholarship application is in one place!
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• Join a FREE Path to Scholarships® college and scholarship e-Course on the
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• Select the Résumé and Awards assignment.
• Use the résumé forms to plan, organize, and complete your résumé.
RÉSUMÉ AND AWARDS
Complete the forms, Résumé and Scholarship Application and the Student Activities Form found on www.Edudaris.com in the FREE college and scholarship course. Make sufficient copies ready to meet every deadline. Include your grade point average, class rank, test scores, school activities, leadership positions held, extracurricular activities, community service, special accomplishments, honors, awards, recognitions, and job experience.
Use this organizational tool as a time saver and quick reference for you to record all the basic information that most colleges and scholarships require. Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation carefully.
WHAT PURPOSES DO THE RÉSUMÉ AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES FORM SERVE?
First, these forms serve as an actual scholarship application or they may be attached to a scholarship application. As with all applications and forms, they should be neatly typed.
Secondly, they may be used as a résumé to be attached to the Request for Recommendation Letter and as a quick reference regarding the student’s background.
WHO DO THE RÉSUMÉ AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES FORM ASSIST?
These forms assist those writing letters of recommendation to recall facts and learn new information about the student, thus increasing the chances of obtaining quality recommendation letters.
It is a time saver to be used as an organizational tool for students to put down all the basic information that most college and scholarship applications require. As they complete new applications, they can use it as a quick reference.
It can also be used as a supplement to an application when deemed appropriate and there are no specific directions given that it should not be attached. It should be updated regularly from high school through college.
TIPS FOR WRITING RÉSUMÉS
General Principles of Résumé Writing
1. Take time and do it right
2. Put the strongest points first
3. Be truthful, positive, and concise
4. Leave out unfavorable material, but do not mislead
5. Do not use personal pronouns (I) (me)
6. Always include a formal cover letter
7. Overly aggressive cover letters are in poor taste
8. Never fold and mail a résumé in a business envelope
9. Always neatly typed, never handwritten
10. Carefully check spelling, grammar, and punctuation
E-mailed résumés are becoming more and more popular. Always submit the résumé in the format requested. This is usually in the format of a MS WORD document or a PDF. This will insure that the recipient receives the résumé in the same format that you submitted it. The PDF form will prevent formatting changes or erasures.
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