USA is dream destination for most of the international students throughout the world. Maybe even yours too. USA offers high quality of education and even more scholarships. Searching for scholarship is great way to finance for college. Every college in USA offer scholarships of every kind, partial to full and merit to need based. But first step to getting scholarship is applying for it. Though, we spent our entire school life in preparing for college, it is always confusing. If you are thinking to apply for scholarship in USA but confused about how. Well, it’s you lucky day little amigo. On this guide, I’ll enlighten you about application process of scholarship in USA.
Whether you are thinking to apply for post-graduate or graduate process is same. Even if you are applying for doctorate, it is same somehow. Let’s break bones in steps,
Step 1: find College
Obviously, you are going to US for study not to farm. Are you?
So, first step is to find college. If you have major in mind you can find colleges which teach the major you want. Trust me, there are number of them. You can choose any of them. Find the college which provides you scholarship and is best suited for you. If you apply for college in US, which are very expensive and provide little scholarship it will be hardship to pay. Select the college that can address your needs and fulfill your requirement from the college.
If you are having trouble in selecting college, you can consult with the counselor in your high school. They can help you select best for you. Or, you can take help of collegeboard.org. Collegeboard is all about finding college and getting admission in USA.
Step 2: Prepare yourself for college
Better preparation boosts your confidence to attend scholarships and reflects your motto in your college application essay. Though, college is long shot, you have to prepare for college from high school. And best way of preparing in High School is reading and involving in college as much as you can. Your grades and involvement in college add additional points in your character.
In USA, scholarship application are incomplete without your test scores. Those tests are primarily scholarship tests like SAT and ACT hosted by Collegeboard. If you are planning to ride to Ivy-League Schools, it is most essential criteria for application. Standard tests of English language are must for those students who have English as second language in their country. It is most crucial for both you and college to ensure that you are proficient in English. TOFEL, IELTS and other English proficiency tests help you ensure your English language skills. Prepare for those tests from the junior school of your High school, and give your best. SAT scores determine the value of your scholarship so you better get better.
Step 3: College Application
You can compete in scholarship without complete college application. In order to apply for scholarship, you should be first eligible to study in college. Hence, college application is most obligatory step for applying for scholarship in US universities.
Though there is no rule on how to apply for scholarship and submit application, but your college application can be great way to present yourself to college. College application must be real and professional. Along, with college application, application essay is must for all schools. Sometime you can choose any topic to write, and at other times you have to write in the prompt given by college.
Exceptional college application essay can attract the attention of anyone, so try to maintain it at your best. Also, submit all the required documents with the application. And, recheck before you submit. Submit your application, always before deadline.
Well, above steps are most crucial and important while applying in US universities. If you followed above steps correctly, college will definitely give you scholarship. Good luck with your application.