• Scholarship Application Process
    Students should complete the following to-do list when applying for scholarships:
    • Check the Scholarship Course on Canvas weekly for new scholarship opportunities.

    • Before filling out applications, make a working copy in order to “rough out” responses.
       Look over the entire application to determine what parts the student must complete.

    • Obtain and keep one to two letters of recommendation available. (Scholarships often require
       a letter of recommendation). If asking someone for a letter of recommendation, make sure
       that you give them at least a two-week notice.

    • Use information from Career Enrichment classes to assist your completion of applications.

    • Create a reference list of extra-curricular activities at BVT and in the community in which
       you have participated.

    • Emphasize any leadership responsibilities that you may have had such as a class officer or
       a co-captain of a team.

    • Keep a list handy of volunteer activities that you have participated in at BVT and in 
       the community. Scholarship applications often look for commitment in these activities
       such as, “Every week I volunteer two hours for my town library.”

    • Complete all materials for scholarships neatly, accurately, and on time. Deadlines are
       important. Keep in mind that if a transcript is needed with the application you need to
       request this from Guidance at least three business days before the deadline.

    • Check places where you work, your town high school Guidance Department, and
       any clubs or organizations you belong to for scholarship opportunities.

    • Check and recheck the application for accuracy.

    • Double-check due dates and mailing dates, they can differ from application to application
       – some are delivered by, some are postmarked by as most applications will not be
       accepted if not submitted by the correct date.

    • Make a copy of your application and file for safekeeping.

    • Make an appointment with your counselor if you have additional questions.
  • How Your School Counselor Can Help
    During Career Enrichment classes, each counselor will present information on:

    • How to read the scholarship applications, (eligibility criteria, application requirements,
    • How to use the Naviance web site to view scholarship opportunities
    • Time management for applying for multiple scholarships
    • If a student has additional questions or needs further explanations, the counselor
       will be available for an individual appointment. (There are sign up sheets in Student
       Support Services.)
    • If a student needs a letter of recommendation from his/her counselor, an individual
       appointment must be scheduled. (The counselor usually needs to ask some questions
       before writing the letter.) Please request these meetings at least 2 weeks prior to the
       application deadline date.

  • How Parents Can Help
    • Discuss with your son/daughter your willingness to help complete applications.
    • Review this scholarships section of the Naviance website with your son/daughter on a
       regular basis (at least once a week)
    • Help your son/daughter organize scholarship applications by deadlines.
    • Read the application with your son/daughter after it is complete. 
    • Encourage your son/daughter to set up an appointment with his/her counselor to
       answer any questions that remain AFTER he/she has completed as much as he/she can.
    • Keep copies of applications. (Sometimes different scholarships may ask for the
       same information).
    • Check your place of employment, and any clubs or organizations where you belong,
       for additional scholarship opportunities.
    • Check clubs and organizations of other family members (i.e. Grandparents, etc.) 
    • Help your son/daughter manage the time that is necessary to complete the applications
       to avoid stress.

  • Scholarship Questions?

    For more information about
    scholarship materials, inquiries,
    and opportunities, contact:
    Jodie Tandy
    Scholarship Coordinator
    508–529–7758  x3041