Pull together these common application documents before you start to apply. You may wish to have both a paper copy and electronic copy of all items readily available depending on how you will submit your application. File names on electronic documents should be clearly identifiable e.g. C.King_Resume.pdf vs. w002554653.html?piid.pdf
1. The application form itself
2. A copy of your passport or national identification card
3.Copies of transcripts or diplomas
4. Recommendation Letter(s)
5. Resume/CV - this might be as simple as identifying your accomplishments/awards/work experience. You may want to have an opening statement under your name that is tailored to the application requirements and then put specific items either chronologically or by relevance to the application.
6. Standardized test scores/academic transcript
Consider who might write you a recommendation letter if needed. Keep the following in mind:
1. Ask early - even if you give a heads up e.g. " I will be applying for college scholarships and if needed would you be willing to write a recommendation for me?"
2. Prepare the person writing the recommendation -
3. Thank your writer! A written personal thank you is much appreciated. Remember, writing a recommendation letter can take a fair amount of time and often makes a big difference in your chance to receive an award. Be sure to thank your recommendation writer for their efforts.