The cost of education can really get unbearable and may possibly prevent you from realizing your dream career. This is more so among tertiary education students like in colleges and universities. Luckily, there are a number of bodies which normally give aid to students who want to enroll in different institutions for various courses. If you are a student and you want to benefit from such school grants then read on. Government agents, NGOs and business corporations are some of the sources of school grants. Some of these grants are either aimed to a particular group of student or they are general. All in all, there are normally guidelines for applying for such grants and selection criteria. To be eligible, it is important to understand the requirements of the body offering the school grant before applying. This will avoid wasting of time in grants that may never yield and also applying according to the specifications outlined. Unlike scholarship, there are normally fewer requirements when it comes to grants eligibility. Most granters aim at helping those students that they feel may not afford education due to their financial constraint. However, in cases where the applicants may be more than the granter can afford to pay for, he may consider other factors such as academic qualifications and also the response time of grant application. To be in a chance to win a grant there are a number of things you need to get right. First, you need to complete the application form as required. Provide as much details as required; whether it’s on academic qualification, family background or other personal data. In case you don’t have an answer to a particular query, don’t leave it blank. Give a reason as to why that question does not apply in your case. Secondly, provide all the supporting documents that are required plus those you think may be necessary. However, avoid giving too many documents that may not be useful. Your application letter should be well written, free from grammar and spelling errors and with only useful information. Make sure you retain a copy of each document so that you may present it in case of a mishap. School grant normally ask the applicants to write an essay on the field they want to study or any other topic. Here you need to be very bright as your eligibility largely lies on your essay. Do sufficient research to come up with an impressive essay. Again, make sure it is free from grammar and spelling errors. Consider giving a friend to go through it before submission. The biggest mistake you can do in grant application is get caught up by the deadline. Do everything in good time. If you have learnt about the grant too late, you can contact the grant panel to extend the submission time for you. Otherwise ensure everything gets to their offices in good time. If necessary, make a follow up just to ensure they have received your application.