Peterson's FAABteachersmanual Page 8
Interviewing for a Scholarship or Grant
1. Do your homework. Know the purpose of your interview, the criteria of the
scholarship or grant, some background about the granting organization or
person, and some information about previous winners. Read everything
you can about the scholarship or grant.
2. Be interactive. Build a conversation, not a monologue. Be confident but
3. Dress appropriately. Clean and conservative clothing may work best.
4. Develop eye contact.
5. Be respectful. Turn off your cell phone and remember to thank your
interviewer for the interview.
6. If you disagree with the interviewer, it may be best to challenge what was
said with, "Let me play the devil's advocate..."
7. If you tell the interviewer that you will send him or her additional
information, follow-up immediately.