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Use social media to enhance your scholarship potential


Thursday, October 04, 2012
Social media platforms like Facebook can be a major asset when you are looking for ways to pay for college. With a strong online presence, you can go beyond the limitations of a typical scholarship application and make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Many colleges now look to an applicant’s social media profile to gain a better understanding of that person. If you are involved in extracurricular activities that could be viewed favorably on a scholarship application, be sure to update your Facebook page to include photographs of your accomplishments and links to organizations you are affiliated with.

Promoting a positive image on social media Web sites should be a serious consideration for students. Before updating your status or uploading an image, ask yourself if you would want a financial aid officer to see what you're about to post. One rule of thumb about putting content on social media Web sites is that if you're in doubt, leave it out.

While removing any inappropriate content from your social media profiles can help to ensure that you are giving financial aid officers a good impression of you as a scholarship candidate, keeping your accounts on a private setting can give you additional peace of mind.ADNFCR-16000756-ID-800878728-ADNFCR

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