I’ve been applying to lots of scholarships lately as my family’s FAFSA contribution is pretty high and my parents can’t actually pay all of it.
However I’ve run into a problem where a lot of these scholarships ask for recommendations–most of the local ones especially, which are the ones I’m trying to focus on as there is a higher chance of getting them. The problem is that I’ve already asked most of the teachers who know me well several times to write me recommendations for different things (common app, scholarships, internships). I’m running out of people to ask and I hate to ask the same 5 teachers for recommendations over and over. They are so busy as it is.
Has anyone run into this issue? What should I do? Should I just focus on scholarships that don’t ask for recs? Would it be rude to ask one or two teachers to send me a pdf of a recommendation so I can have it on file to send to scholarships without having to ask them every time?