Dr. Robey's Tips for Applying to Scholarships
1. Always make sure you are addressing everything in the application description. Make sure your essay/letter specifically talks about the things that the scholarship is looking for (including how you fit the preference criteria).
2. Remember that most review committees have to read lots of application essays/letters. This means that you should not bury the most important information, and organization is key. Make sure your paragraphs have strong topic sentences and keep your writing as clear as possible.
3. "Show, don't just tell." With whatever point you are trying to make, give one (usually only one--you'll have a word limit, after all) strong example that illustrates your point. For example, if you say that your experiences have taught you valuable leadership skills, make sure you back that up with an example of your leadership in action.
Additional Opportunities for Undergraduates
Idaho State University TRIO McNair Scholars Program supports the academic achievement of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.The purpose of the TRIO McNair Scholars Program is to assist with the academic and professional development of undergraduate students whose goals are to research at the college level and obtain a PhD.
The ISU Career Path Internship (CPI) Program is a paid internship program which allows students to gain hands-on, real world experience in their chosen course of study or an internship which aligns with the student’s career goals. The History Department is always looking for dedicated CPIs to work within our department.