Getting a scholarship for your BS degree program is a dream of almost every student. How to find the best suitable scholarship where your chances of acceptance are high is a difficult job. In this article, we will describe the process in detail and will give a scholarship planner to plan your application procedure easily.
The first step in getting a scholarship is to find the most suitable opportunities. Many students target HEC scholarships, USAID Scholarship, and those commonly known scholarship organization. But they do not realize that dozens of scholarships are offered by different organizations for a particular university. So the first step is to get information about all those.
- Get a list of scholarships offered at your university
You can find the list of scholarships offered by different organizations for the students of your university by visiting the university website's scholarship section. Normally 15-20 different types of organizations sponsor the students of a particular university, especially public sector universities. Write down their names, application procedures, and deadlines.
- Find out the scholarships offering organizations
There are a number of welfare / social organizations and trusts offering scholarships to needy students. These are generally not affiliated with a particular university. Explore the lists of all those at www.eduvision.edu.pk/scholarships/ Alfalah scholarship, Diya Pakistan and dozens of other are available.
Plan your application procedure
Once you have a list of all these, find out which are most likely to offer you a scholarship. This can be easily checked by reading their eligibility criteria and the number of scholarship applications they receive. Target well-known organizations as well as lesser-known organizations, because lesser-known will receive less number of applications and hence your chances will increase.
Check out Eduvision's Scholarship Planner: This planner will help you plan your scholarship application procedure. Also, it enlists the names of organizations offering scholarships to students other than those offering scholarships to the students of a particular university.
Talk to University Financial Aid / Scholarship office staff
Consult with your university's financial aid/scholarship office staff. Find out which organization are most likely to offer you a scholarship. As university scholarship office has the data of the students who were previously awarded a particular scholarship, hence they know better where your chances will be high.
The best strategy is to first Fill out Scholarship Planner, and then visit the scholarship office with all the data available on a single sheet. Hence it will be easier for the staff to help you figure the best option for you.
Write down the details and prepare documentation
Highlight the names of scholarship where your chances are high, after consultation with the financial aid office staff. Ask for their scholarship forms, write the deadlines on scholarship planner, and list of documents required.
In this way, all of the options available for you and suitable for you will be on a single sheet of paper.
Prepare for Interview
Most of the scholarships shortlist candidates and conduct an interview before awarding the scholarship. Prepare well for the interview. Prepare a file of all the original documents required and at least a set of photocopies. Be on time, and wear proper and decent clothes. Don’t worry, they are not going to judge your need based on your clothes, rather they will be more interested in how well you represent yourself and how much you are committed to your studies. So choose the proper dress.