If you have visited our Scholarship Resource Center website, you have probably seen the “Get Scholarific” Survey on the right-hand side – it’s hard to miss! This survey will help you find scholarships that are unique to you and that fit your personality.
To begin the survey, complete the general questions about yourself including your Student ID #, GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and your area of study. After completing this first step, you will be taken to a second page so we can learn more about you.
On this page, you will tell us all about yourself – the more information the better. We request that you fill out each of the 6 boxes, even if it is very short – these responses do not need to be long and should only take you a few minutes to fill out depending on how much information you would like to give us. The boxes include information about talents/hobbies and/or interesting facts, extra-curricular activities (present sports, clubs, campus programs, and other activities), volunteer/community service, current/former employees (including parent information for the past two years), and what makes you stand out (life events, experiences, and special circumstances for you or your family).
For each box, list as much as you can about each event/activity, including: type of organization, roles and responsibilities, and dates of participation. As I stated before, the more information the better, but even one bit of information per box will do the job.
I completed the “Get Scholarific” Survey in about 20 minutes, giving very detailed information. If you already have a resume, you may find it easy to go off of your resume outline since it had the necessary information.
After you complete the survey, within a week, you should receive an email from the Scholarship Resource Center staff containing 6-8 scholarships that we believe suit you. This list will include the name of the scholarship, award amount, deadline, and URL. These scholarships are a few of many from the Outside Scholarship Database that are available to you, so I highly encourage you to check out the database to find addition scholarships to apply for.
Lastly, the Survey is only available for current or incoming UWL students, as is the Outside Scholarship Database. Both of these features are unique to UWL so be sure to check them out!