5 Tips When Applying for Scholarships with Katie Hunt
Scholarship applications for our Paper Camp conference opened today, July 5th and will stay open until July 12th so I wanted to hop on here and share 5 tips for how to put your best foot forward when applying for scholarship opportunities, like ours.
A little background first…. Giving back is an important piece of the Proof to Product mission and we offer one full tuition scholarship to each and every Paper Camp conference and e-course that we offer.
Since 2011, I’ve awarded over $100,000 dollars worth of scholarship funds to our students. And, in that time my husband and I have reviewed tons of scholarship applications.
Here are our 5 ways to stand out in your scholarship application:
Share your story — why do you do the work you do, what inspires you when you’re creating your products. What are your goals for the business?
Focus on WHY you want to attend Paper Camp and how you think the experience will positively impact your business.
Be open to sharing what’s working and what’s not working in your business. None of us build these businesses alone and if we know where you’re struggling, we can help.
Show your personality — in the video and in your written application. We look at your websites when reviewing applications, so don’t copy & paste your about us page :)
Do follow application instructions carefully. For example, make sure you change your privacy settings on your video so that anyone with the link can watch it. If you submit an incomplete application or we can’t view your video, we won’t be able to consider your application.
We want to know who you are, why you’re building this business and why you think Proof to Product can help you. Easy enough, right?
If you’d like to apply for our Paper Camp scholarship, head on over to www.prooftoproduct.com/scholarships
Applications for this round will close on July 12th at 5pm Pacific Time.
If you are listening to this episode after that, I’d encourage you to join our email list so you’ll be notified when our next round of scholarships open!
Good luck everyone and thanks for listening!