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Outside Scholarship Guide: Scholarship Success Stories

JWU guide for outside scholarships!

Christina Stratton

Congratulations Christina! 

Website: http://www.lesdamescolorado.org/scholarship/scholarship-winners/

  1. How did you find out about this scholarship/where did you first see it advertised? One of my Professors notified me about it. 
  2. Why did you apply for this scholarship? I applied because I qualified for it and I need money to help pay for school. 
  3. Would you say applying for this scholarship was easy? Not necessarily, it required answering several short essay questions, two letters of recommendation, FAFSA information, resume, enrollment letter and official transcripts. 
  4. About how much time did you spend applying for this scholarship?  I spent about an hour and a half filling out the essay questions and the rest of the process took several weeks to compile, request and receive the letters of recommendation, FAFSA information, resume, enrollment letter and official transcripts. 
  5. Are you looking for other scholarship opportunities, if so where do you primarily look (online, a certain website, iGrad, the Outside Scholarship Guide, our Wall of Scholarships, etc.)? I have looked at iGrad, but I find the most success through recommendations from professors. 
  6. What advice would you give your fellow students when it comes to applying for outside scholarships?  Applying for scholarships are worth it. It may take some writing and outside paperwork, but in the end when you receive essentially free money, it is worth it. 

Lyndsey Sheerer

Congratulations Lyndsey! 

  1. How did you find out about this scholarship/where did you first see it advertised? I found it under Announcement in jwuLink. 
  2. Why did you apply for this scholarship? I applied for this scholarship because I am very passionate about what I do and I enjoy being involved with the community and helping others. 
  3. Would you say applying for this scholarship was easy? Applying for this scholarship was fairly easy, I just wrote from the heart and expressed my goals in the essay and submitted.
  4. About how much time did you spend applying for this scholarship?  It took me a little less than an hour to apply for this scholarship.
  5. Are you looking for other scholarship opportunities, if so where do you primarily look (online, a certain website, iGrad, the Outside Scholarship Guide, our Wall of Scholarships, etc.)? This was actually the only scholarship I applied for in over a year. Typically I will search online through Google but I never had any luck with that since that is typically very competitive. 
  6. What advice would you give your fellow students when it comes to applying for outside scholarships?  If you see an outside scholarship you may be eligible for and its something that really hits home, go for it. You never know what will happen.