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What are some of the mistakes that applicants make?

What are some of the mistakes that applicants make?

  • The biggest mistake is not completing the application. Every year, we get partial applications from students who would be excellent candidates that we cannot consider because their application is incomplete.
  • Another common mistake is inaccurate applications. Check your application for accuracy before you submit it. Imagine missing the message notifying you that you won a scholarship because you forgot to put .com on your e-mail address!
  • Not reading questions and instructions carefully. Our awards are based on the program you will be enrolled in for the current academic year, but every year we have undergraduate freshmen tell us they’re pursuing a master’s degree because they hope to attend graduate school in four years—and they can end up missing out on opportunities because of it.