Certain scholarships and internship programs require a special advisor at the campus that the applicant-student attends. These advisors provide one-on-one assistance to students throughout the application process. If your scholarship designates an advisor, it is good to speak with this advisor as he/she would have had valuable insight into what you should include in your application or about the steps you should take. Also, creating a schedule with them should keep you on track with any deadlines that may be stipulated by the program.
Always remember to check with your financial aid office about possible funding that your school may offer. Also check into seeing if a financial aid advisor at your school is willing to increase your cost of attendance. This value is the maximum amount of financial aid you are allowed to receive in grants, loans, scholarships, etc. Because you will most likely be spending more on school-approved educational programmes during your study abroad semester than a regular student would, your cost of attendance is greater and you are allowed more financial aid to be counted as financial aid (as opposed to taxable income).