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The first step is to document. Before you begin searching, take time to prepare for your search. Think of this step as packing before a trip. Because every scholarship is unique, you’ll need to find the scholarships that pertain to you.
It’s best to create a personal inventory, which is you on paper — your qualities, experiences and interests. This step is simple. Just grab a blank sheet of paper or open a new document and jot down information about yourself.
Here’s a list of ideas that you can include in your personal inventory — feel free to add others:
Once your list is complete, use it to help you find scholarships for which you qualify. Make sure to revisit the list every few months to update it as needed.