I've talked with several high school seniors in the last week about college applications and plans for obtaining funds (aka "other people's money") to pay for higher education. They are on the ball--are you?
Seniors: This week ...
- Work on completing your resume. Keep it one page and be sure to list community service/volunteer hours. Continue to update it as needed. Make several copies.
- Ask five adults--boss, teacher, coach, pastor, friend, band director--to write a recommendation letter extolling your virtues and excellent character qualities. Ask them to keep the letter generic enough that you can reuse it as needed (say "your organization" instead of "State University" or "Rotary Club").
- Request two current official transcripts from your high school counselor's office. Make 10 copies and keep them in a safe place, preferably the Scholarship Notebook that you are compiling.