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Friday, 26 December 2014

How to Win a Scholarship: Best Approach

What you need to know about Scholarship application.

I begin by letting you know that I have been a beneficiary of multiple scholarships and I thank God (Allah) for His grace. Many of us young people dream to win a scholarship to pursue higher education in our own countries or abroad. While there are many platforms for finding scholarship opportunities like ‘’, scholarship application remains a ‘tough competition’ to many of us.

First thing you should know is that the first point of interaction between you and the scholarship selection committee is your application and therefore you must have to take extra caution during your application.

Applying for scholarship is equivalent to making a multi-million investment in your life and future. The real litmus test is making a winning application which incorporates a well filled application form, personal statement, essay, recommendation and finally having a successful interview as required by some scholarships. In this series, I will discuss a few tips to boost your package when making scholarship application.

Win a Scholarship by learning the following:

Remember if you have any questions or comments, you are welcome to do so below this post. Share this with all the people in your network. you never can tell who needs it.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Douglas Owino
Douglas holds a Bachelors in International Business Administration (Hons) from US International University (Kenya) and an MBA – International Business in South Korea. He is a Global Changemaker with British Council, Certified Youth Peer Educator, Peace Ambassador, Scholarship Adviser and a Mentor to high school pupils. He previously worked for I Choose Life-Africa (NGO) and Kenya Commercial Bank Group.


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