Apply for the ISD 318 Scholarships:
 
Deadline is Friday February 15, 2019
 

 



 
TYPE YOUR ESSAYS IN A GOOGLE DOC FIRST AND CUT AND PASTE FROM THERE!!

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

 
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Heidi Clairmont in the Counseling office. 
hclairmont@isd318.org or 218-327-5760 x41544
  • How do I decide what scholarships to apply for?
    • Look at the Scholarship Brochure (below) and see what criteria and requirements are. They are also listed on the actual application. You can apply for as many scholarships as you qualify for.
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
    • When you are in the application, go to the Scholarship Menu and use the drop down to select the scholarship you want to apply for. You will then mark Yes to apply for that scholarship and complete any requirements for it.
  • How do I apply for more than one individual scholarship?
    • When you are on the Scholarship Menu, change the drop down to select a different scholarship name.
  • Do I have to complete the application at one time?
    • No, you do NOT have to finish the application at one time. You will get an email with a copy of your answers and you can return as many times as you want.
  • How do I save the application if I can't finish it all at one time?
    • To save your application, click on the SUBMIT button at the end of the scholarship pages.
  • Does the form automatically save my responses?
    • The form does NOT automatically save your changes.YOU MUST HIT SUBMIT FOR THE FORM TO SAVE.  I recommend clicking submit frequently in case the computer goes down. Or consider doing the questions in a google form which has autosave and cutting and pasting into the form later. 
  • Do I have to be logged into my google account to use the form?
    • Yes, you MUST be logged into your isd318.org email address to access the form. 
  • I'm having trouble accessing the form, what could the problem be?
    • Only isd318.org users can apply. Be sure to log out of any google email before accessing the form because if you are logged into 2 accounts, it will not let you access the form.
  • How much do the scholarship committees expect me to write?
    • I generally recommend on the first page and the personal statements page, they are looking for 2-4 paragraphs up to 1 page typed. Remember, most people reading your application won't know you and this is how they find out. Use this time to be memorable and stand out. How often do you get to brag about yourself? 
  • Do I need to worry about spelling and punctuation?
    • YES! BE SURE TO PROOFREAD FOR ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS. Have a parent or adult proofread your final product. 
  • I uploaded a file, but I need to make a change. Can I change a file after I upload it?
    • Yes and No. You can't in the Google form, but you can email a revised copy to hclairmont@isd318.org
  • Both essays and personal statements are an important piece of the scholarship application. You will need to pay attention to details and be creative. Both usually have an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion.  An essay is a piece of writing that deals with a specific subject. The goal is to show your knowledge of a subject or deliver a convincing argument.
  • A personal statement is a form of essay that relays autobiographical information about you, the author. Writing a personal statement is a chance for you to highlight your strengths and talents and should be written in first person. Be sure to include something to grab the reader’s attention in the opening paragraph. The goal is to interest the reader and show how you differ from other candidates, and what unique perspective or background you have.
It is your responsibility to request a Letter of Recommendation for this scholarship from a teacher, school counselor, employer or other non-related adult who knows you personally, academically or professionally and can speak to your positive character traits. The writer can email directly to

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION WORKSHEET