Reading up the above experience section would show committees the students’:
- Passion and interests
- Technical capabilities in the field
- Communication skills
- Ability to put theoretical knowledge into practice
And as a bonus, those hours of community service are pretty impressive.
A cheat sheet on writing your scholarship resume experience section
While each experience may have helped you grow - both personally and professionally - it's important to remember that your resume offers limited space.
On the way to presenting your best qualities, skills, and achievements, keep in mind the following:
- Always portray the actual work you did
Don't end the bullet point with just the action or the indecisive verb, but include what you achieved.
Substitute: "I was responsible for 5 people"
With: "I oversaw the work 5 interns did in research for client briefs, creating a solid basis for implementing 16+ communication strategies"
The more precise you can be about your experience, the more helpful you'd be to committees to better understand what you actually did.
Substitute: "Did research in a lab"
With: "Conducted lab research and 20+ experiments to discover how diets, healthy in nutrition, versus lacking nutrition could impact the human organism in a 30-day-timeframe"
Think about how strong your experience is in the frame of the scholarship.
Sometimes spending every day, after school, in the debate society could be a better item to add to your resume than working four-hour shifts at McDonald's.
Remember how in elementary school you received that teacher's choice award for your painting of a field?
Well, if you're applying for a bachelor's scholarship, this accreditation of your excellence may not be your strongest asset.
Leave the past be in the past and focus on your most recent, noteworthy achievements.
45+ skills to add to your scholarship resume
At the core of most scholarship eligibility requirements, you'd find three main elements.
- Academic excellence
- Community involvement
If we're to further break down these three segments, you'd find two types of skills at their cores. Ones that you may have gained through your academic, professional, or personal experience/ growth.
Hard or technical skills are the first type.
These are directly correlated to the field or niche you're specializing in (or looking to specialize in).
It's a good idea to include in your resume the technology, instruments, or tools you've learned to use as a result of your training.
Below, you'd find a list of some of the most popular technical skills for your scholarship resume.