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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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How do I prepare for a scholarship interview?

Got an interview coming up for this big scholarship I applied for and I’m a bit stressed. What are some strong questions I can expect so I can prepare ahead of time? Are there certain ways to answer that can make a significant difference? Really want to nail this, so any tips would be awesome.

7 months ago

Congratulations on securing that interview! It's perfectly normal to be a bit anxious. Interviews often cover questions about your academic interests, goals for the future, and your reasons for applying to the scholarship. They may ask about your leadership experiences, how you've overcome challenges, or how this scholarship would help you achieve your academic and career objectives.

Be ready to elaborate on your extracurricular activities, particularly anything you highlighted in your application. To make a significant difference in your answers, I recommend using the STAR method: Situation, Task, Action, Result. This keeps your responses structured and impactful, focusing on your personal growth and achievements.

And don't forget to prepare a couple of thoughtful questions for them as well—it shows you're engaged and have done your research. Lastly, practice makes perfect. Consider doing mock interviews with a friend or family member. You've got this!

7 months ago

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