College Scholarships

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College Scholarships

Answer the questions relating to finding and receiving college scholarships. This was taken from Lynn O'Shaughnessy from The College Solution.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In recent years, the number of affluent students who receive merit scholarships from state and private universities has been increasing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    For most schools, the biggest factor for scholarships and admission decisions is:
    • A. 

      SAT or ACT test scores.

    • B. 

      Grade Point Average.

    • C. 

      Recommendations and college essay

  • 3. 
    If a student receives a scholarship or aid package from a college or university, he or she can negotiate for a larger award.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 4. 
    The biggest source of scholarship cash comes from private scholarships such as the Coca Cola Scholars awards and the Intel Science Talent Search, not from the colleges themselves.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 5. 
    About 7% of students receive a private college scholarship.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    If you don’t take the ACT or SAT test, you won’t be eligible for academic scholarships from a college or university.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 7. 
    Which statement about SAT and ACT tests is incorrect?
    • A. 

      There are more than 820 SAT-optional colleges and universities.

    • B. 

      At many schools, a student can receive a college scholarship without submitting standardized test scores.

    • C. 

      All SAT and ACT scores, even mediocre ones, must be reported to colleges.

    • D. 

      You can take the SAT or ACT as many times as you’d like.

  • 8. 
    Grants, which don’t have to be repaid, represent the largest source of federal financial aid.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 9. 
    On our scholarship assignment, how many different types of requirements are you expected to find?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 10. 
    You should always include a copy of your resume when applying for a scholarship.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Who should you address the scholarship cover letter to?
    • A. 

      Me

    • B. 

      Your guidance counselor

    • C. 

      The scholarship administrator

    • D. 

      I do not need to include a cover letter

  • 12. 
    You should not include your accomplishments in your cover letter or on your application.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    You do not have to keep copies of your cover letters, essays or finished applications for reference. You probably will not need them again.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which is NOT a mistake made on scholarship applications.
    • A. 

      Spelling errors

    • B. 

      Dirty applications

    • C. 

      Submitting appropriate supporting documentation

    • D. 

      Not meeting the requirements

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not an application do?
    • A. 

      Focus on leadership and contributions.

    • B. 

      Make your application stand out.

    • C. 

      Include a resume only if they ask for it.

    • D. 

      Practice to make sure everything fits.

    • E. 

      Understand the scholarship’s mission