Tips for filling out scholarship applications

By St. Lawrence College Modified on February 23, 2018
Tags : Money

Learn what selection committees want in scholarship applications and how we can help you pay for college.


St. Lawrence College offers an extensive scholarships and bursaries program to help students pay for college:

  • 265 bursaries and scholarships were disbursed with a combined value of $518,000 in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • 265 students received bursaries with an average size of $1,180 in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • At least 284 active awards are available for possible disbursement 2018-2019 academic year

What should I include in an application for scholarships and bursaries?

The key is to share information. Selection Committees reviewing your application don?t know you or speak with others about you, so whatever information you include can make the difference.

For instance, what struggles have you overcome to achieve your educational goals? Any volunteer work you have done? What are your aspirations and why you chose the program?

Key things to consider:

Spell Check. It?s always good practice to spell check and have someone review it. Keep things in point form when listing accomplishments.

Personalize it. Make sure you take the time to acknowledge why you are applying and your future academic or career goals. This is often listed in bursary criteria.

Check each box, and fill out all key information. Be sure to complete all of the requested financial information and questions. Take a few minutes to check your answers to see if you have included all your expenses and income. Proper information is required to be on file for all bursary applications. Read the application thoroughly and make sure you pay attention to each question.

Apply now! If you are a new or returning student to St. Lawrence College, apply for scholarships and bursaries before April 30. One application and you will be considered for all SLC bursaries and scholarships for which you are eligible for in the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

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