Tips for se­cur­ing a schol­ar­ship

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - COURSE FOCUS -

WHILE schol­ar­ships are awarded on the ba­sis of merit, this does not nec­es­sar­ily mean that you must ob­tain straight As to get one.

Though many schol­ar­ships are awarded for high aca­demic achieve­ments, there are oth­ers that fo­cus on the per­son’s in­ter­ests, spe­cial tal­ents or qual­i­ties, or fi­nan­cial need.

So what kind of schol­ar­ship should you ap­ply for? Here are a few things to think about be­fore you start ap­ply­ing:

Know what you want

mon­e­tary re­quire­ments or a com­bi­na­tion of th­ese fac­tors. Look for a schol­ar­ship that suits your par­tic­u­lar cir­cum­stances.

What do you need the as­sis­tance for? It may be just for the whole or part of your tu­ition fees or in­clude your ac­com­mo­da­tion and liv­ing ex­penses.

Know who you are

Why do you de­serve a schol­ar­ship and what do you want out of life? Un­der­stand­ing your­self, your in­ter­ests, skills and re­quire­ments, and be­liev­ing in your­self is the key to suc­cess.

Be te­na­cious and con­fi­dent in your search and ap­pli­ca­tion, and you will suc­cess­fully get the right schol­ar­ship for you.

Source: af­ter­school. my.

De­ter­min­ing your needs and rea­sons for get­ting a schol­ar­ship will help you nar­row down your search.

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