Revealed Secret Why You Don’t Get Shortlisted For Any Scholarship You Apply

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Why You Don’t Get Shortlisted For Any Scholarship You Apply – Believe me many have faced so many frustration of applying for a scholarship. You could imagine after applying for a scholarship with your class mates or your colleagues only to see that your mates were shortlisted but you were not? Many thoughts will come to your mind.  Could this be that i am a bad-luck student? Could it be the handwork of my village people? Or does it mean my name has been blacklisted from apply for a scholarship? I must tell you that i had witness this hence this article.  This article is dropped here to act as a guide to undergraduate students more especially first-timers  to make sure that they get shortlisted for all the scholarships they applied.

Why You Don’t Get Shortlisted For Any Scholarship You Apply

It is assumed that at the end of reading this article, you will be in a best position to predict or anticipate whether you will be shortlisted for aptitude test or not.

Any student who apply for a scholarship always hope to be shortlisted. But i must tell you that it is not possible for everybody to be shortlisted. The reason why you are not shortlisted will be outline later in this article. Remember, for many undergraduate scholarship programs, your chances to get shortlisted is 70% if you apply the simple rules listed below. In other word, when you apply the rule properly you have 70% assurance that you will be shortlisted and 50% assurance that you will awarded. It was after series of trial and error experiments that we were able to the core parameters or data that are being utilized in shortlisting students for scholarships. We also recommend you know List of documents you should have before applying for Nigerian undergraduate scholarships

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Reason Why You don’t Get Shortlisted After Applying for a Scholarship

Wrong Naming of File :

It has been discovered overtime that many students misplace file names during uploads. In scholastica for instance, when creating your scholastica account, you would be required to select from the dropdown the name of the document you intend uploading, this is where mistakes are made. Therefore, before you click on the apply button, ensure you preview the documents you uploaded to improve your chances of being shortlisted.

Inappropriate File Size:

It is recommended that the file size should be between 200kb to 500kb, anything above that can be detrimental if you want to be shortlisted.

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Inappropriate File Format:

I usually recommend scanning your files in jpg and (or) pdf format. However, jpg format is more preferred if you must be shortlisted.

We have discovered that students sometimes upload scanned copies of photocopied documents, let your original documents (coloured documents) be scanned and ensure that your details are clear in them.

Incomplete documents:

In our previous article: Guideline of winning any undergraduate scholarship, we mentioned that it is very necessary that you obtain your national identification number, it is always required for scholarship application. Although some schemes do not enforce it before shortlisting but it is enforced before awards. Hence ensure that you have all the required documents before applying. See the list of documents you should have prepared prior to application.

Apply for me syndrome:

Many students give their documents to individuals who they think are in the game to apply for them without begin physically present to supervise the application process. At the end, they do not get shortlisted and they still use the same account without identifying if there is anything wrong to apply for other schemes.

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If your GP is lower than 2.5 in a 5.0 GP scale you are likely not to be shortlisted.

Late Applications:

Well this is not very obvious, in some scholarship schemes the first to apply has some preference. This is why we are compelling you to subscribe for our scholarship sms alerts(for just #500 * year) or email updates. So that you can join the “first comes”.

Multiple applications.

Submitting multiple applications in some cases can automatically get you disqualified. Although its implementation is rare

Falsified documents.

Uploading of documents that contains false information is any disqualifying factor. Make sure you supply true documents that best describe your details.


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