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Scholarship Application Tips

Follow these tips to increase your chances of earning scholarships:

Use FREE resources such as ScholarshipQuest or, your school counselor's office and EducationQuest offices in Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney.

Focus on college-based and local scholarships.  You are more likely to earn them over large national awards.

Continually update your activities, honors, and volunteer or paid jobs using the Activities Resume at

Earn the best possible ACT scores by taking the exams in the spring of your junior year and again in the fall of your senior year.

Use quality references such as a teacher, coach or counselor.  Give them plenty of advance notice, a specific deadline, and a copy of your Activities Resume.

Ask at least two people to proofread your application.

The key is to make yourself stand out!