So, as I mentioned in my previous blog, I was fortunate enough to have been awarded a £400 scholarship from the University for my trip to Nepal. This was part of the Travel Scholarship, which occurs around January time every year. I know this is a while away, but whilst it’s fresh in my memory, I thought I would give some tips on how to apply for this scholarship.
1) Have a solid idea.
Before applying for the scholarship, it’s very important that you have a good idea about where you wish to go. Not only this, but I also recommend knowing exactly what you want to do on this trip. If you have a solid plan, you have a much better chance at selling yourself. Remember, your trip should also have a defined academic purpose, so ensure that it does have a link to course in some way.
2) Choose a good referee.
As part of the scholarship, you will need a reference from a tutor. So make sure you select a tutor that knows you well, and will be able to give a good reference on your behalf. Having a tutor that is able to back up your case confidently will no doubt improve your chances of getting the scholarship.
3) Plan for your interview.
If you are fortunate enough to be offered an interview, then make sure you do some preparation before hand. You are told a few weeks before, so you do have sufficient time. The more you prep, the better you will be at convincing the panel that you are a worthy cause.
4) Be confident.
Once you get to the interview, confidence is key. Reflect this in your speech and body language, and answer the questions as best as you can. If you can show to the panel that the money will go to great use on your trip, then you will stand a much stronger chance of attaining the scholarship.
So there you go, there’s my top 4 tips for helping you get the scholarship. I hope it comes to good use.