You can see the light at the end of the tunnel. You have one more paper to finish and two more exams. Then it’s to time head home for some well-deserved R & R before the second semester.
You know your folks will mention that you should apply for scholarships while you’re home, but seriously you have until Feb. 15, right?
Yes, but just because you do doesn’t mean you should wait – especially when you can break applying into manageable chunks of time. Think about it: a little work each day to impress your folks.
The first day you can log onto Brockport’s scholarship software and fill out all the required information, answering questions like your name, year of high school graduation, when you intend to graduate from Brockport and your Banner ID number. No biggie.
Then you need a resume. If you don’t have one, you can find helpful examples, formats and information online. You could show it to your folks and ask their opinion of the format you selected. You also will need a reference. Here too you can ask your parents for suggestions of adults you know who will be willing to write a recommendation for you. Be sure to talk to your prospective reference, asking them to write a letter on your behalf before entering their name into the system.
That just leaves the essay. Please see the previous post for tips. And, please check the Career Services website after the first of the year. There will be a webcast on requesting references and writing the essay during the week of January 9, 2017. The Career Service website will have all the details.
You can also check the Brockport Scholarships website at www.brockportscholarships.org or the Brockport Foundation Scholarship Office Facebook page for presentation date and time.
Best wishes for the holiday. Safe travels for those who will go out of town. See you in the New Year!
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