When you're applying to graduate school, finding out about which scholarships are available should be near the top of your priority list. It's a competitive field, and keeping on top of the process is essential. Through the McCallum Leadership Scholar Program, members of more than a dozen professional organizations can earn full or half tuition scholarships to Bentley University.
Some good strategies for boosting the effectiveness of your hunt include the following:
Talk to your college counselor. While you can do a lot of scholarship research on your own, a counselor sees scholarship information every day and will be better equipped to help you know where to apply. What are the specific financial aid opportunities for graduate students available in your state?
Polish your essay-writing skills. A well-written, sharply focused essay will make you stand out among applicants. Focus on elaborating on the skills that set you apart: innovative thinking, great decision-making skills, specific strengths you developed as an undergraduate. Write and rewrite as often as necessary.
Get your references in order early. Be sure to let everyone on your list know that you're using them and give them copies of your resume for reference. Choose carefully; you want a list of references that emphasizes a rounded experience. If asked for, letters of recommendation from professors you worked with are always an asset.
Apply to as many scholarships as possible. This is the single most important step in the process. The field for graduate school scholarships is smaller than that for undergraduate scholarships, so competition is tougher. Start applying as early as you can after you make the decision to go to graduate school—and don't let up.
The McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University is one of the leading business schools in the United States. With a master's degree from McCallum, you'll have the skills, perspective, and high standards necessary to thrive in today's fast-paced business world. For a graduate school experience that will serve as the launch pad for a great career, go with us.