Early bird gets the Scholarship
You’ve probably heard the expression the early bird gets the worm. When it comes to securing athletic and academic scholarships its the proactive students who get the best scholarship offers.
It’s a known fact that there are only so many athletes a coach can look at in a day. In many cases the reason an athlete does not receive a scholarship is they simply lacked the exposure. To remedy this dilemma ,and increase your chances of a finding a scholarship, the best thing an athlete can do is start now. Don’t sit around expecting a coach to find you, reach out to coaches and schools as often as you can, and create an athletic profile to market yourself to over 20,000 coaches across the country. The more exposure you get, the higher your chances are of finding a school that fits you.
Get things done before the deadlines, they come up faster than you think and missing a deadline could cost you. Keep running files on documents you need to turn in, schools you’ve applied to, and those you plan on contacting.
Keep copies of EVERYTHING
Mistakes and accidents happen all the time. The application doesn’t go through or the document you sent in last week got lost in the mail. Keeping copies can save you a lot of time and frustration if situations like these happen. You should get in the habit of keeping copies of all your important documents especially your FAFSA and NLI when the time comes.
By now your probably sick of hearing it but always remember our number one tip for getting a scholarship. Start early. Be the early bird.