Juan Sanchez’s Tips for Applying for DECA Scholarship Shared by Wesley!
The deadline of January 16th, 2015 to submit scholarship applications is quickly approaching and when I saw this article providing tips on applying for scholarships, I knew it was one that I wanted to share with Florida DECA members. Every year DECA Inc., in partnership with the National Advisory Board and Corporate sponsors, awards $300,000 to qualifying high school and college DECA members. These scholarships are offered only to DECA members with the hopes that members will be able to pursue their dreams for the future. In his article, which was originally published on DECA Direct, Juan Sanchez, gives the following suggestions to DECA members who will be applying for scholarships:
1. Don’t wait until the last minute! - January 16th will be here before you know it. Start planning early to utilize this amazing opportunity to the fullest extent.
2. Know that you must register and create an account to submit your scholarship applications. - All applications for scholarships will be submitted using the official DECA Scholarship Website (http://www.decaregistration.com/scholarship/). Using this link, you create an account or access an account previously established. When creating an account, be sure to fill in all of the required information and save your username and password. All of your information will be saved and associated with those login credentials. Also, be sure to include everything that you have done with DECA, including leadership positions you have held, to increase your chances for scholarships.
3. Look for applications that are specific to you! - When applying for scholarships, determine which most closely match your interests. Some scholarships are offered through specific schools and others are related to your background experience. For example, a Publix associate would want to apply for the Publix Scholarship.
Florida DECA members, now is your opportunity to take advantage of these scholarships offered by DECA. Take action now before it’s too late!
To see the original article by Juan Sanchez published on DECA Direct visit: http://www.decadirect.org/November-2014/3-Tips-to-Keep-in-Mind-When-Applying-for-DECA-Scholarships/