The scholarship resume can be a vital part of your scholarship campaign. An effective and eye catching scholarship resume can be the difference between failure and success. Many people have trouble in designing effective resumes and are clueless about the inclusions of a great resume. The purpose of this article is to educate the reader about the steps that are required to produce a working scholarship resume.
The resume first mentions your name with the proper title (Mr. Mrs. Etc), your address and your contact number. You must generally be vigilant about your spelling and grammar mistakes. The formatting and spacing of the text must be appealing to the eye. Most importantly, for all categories you must list your achievements chronologically beginning with the most recent and proceeding back in time. List the most important inclusions first and then proceed to the ones which are less important. Let us take a look at the various inclusions of a valid resume.
- Academic achievements will list all your CGPAs, percentages, etc. This will also include any academic competitions entered and/or won. This category will also include any sort of academic activity performed other than the school/college hours.
- Athletic achievements will describe your ability in sports. This will include awards, team memberships, solo performances, etc.
- Artistic achievements will describe your ability in the arts. This will include all awards won and art competitions entered. This will also describe any special training or talent in the arts.
- School and community involvement will describe your concern for the betterment of your community and school. This will describe any volunteer work that you have done in service to the community and/or your school. This will also list all the memberships that you have of community and school groups.
- Seminars/conferences attended will describe all the seminars and conferences related to your field that you have attended. This is usually a display of your commitment with your field.
- Skills and personal attributes will describe any skills that can be useful. This includes proficiency in the use of computers, verbal and written language skills, trainings, etc.
- Work experience will describe any relevant paid or unpaid work experience that you have. This is usually an indication of your initiative to work and prosper.
- Career plans will give a brief sketch of your future plans. This is usually a strong indication of your sense of direction.
These were some of the things that a scholarship resume must include.