3 Reasons Why I Deserve a Scholarship

Apply for ScholarshipsHave you ever applied to a scholarship and were absolutely sure you would win? Let me give you some advice; don’t count your chickens before they hatch! Sure, when I first started applying for scholarships, I was a bit cocky and secretively thought people would start throwing money my way because of my grades and obvious talent, but that’s not quite how it panned out. In fact, I applied to 25 scholarships before I ever won my first award. What was I doing wrong? As it turns out, nothing; you just have to understand that many scholarship programs are subjective, especially those that include an essay. Depending on who is reading your submission, it may sail through to the finals or end up in the rejection pile. For example, I’ve submitted the same creative writing story to five contests. I received first place once, third place twice and did not place at all in two contests. Go figure. But what I learned was that scholarships are an odds game; the more you apply, the better your chances of winning. I also reminded myself that I am deserving of winning a scholarship, no matter the outcome because…

1. I’m Persistent – This truly is a quality you need to have to be successful at winning scholarships. If you apply to just a handful and give up, you are basically saying you are not worthy of winning. I refuse to believe that and my persistence has paid off.

2. I’m Unique – Thankfully, there is only one of me. This means the chances of someone entering the exact same scholarship application as mine is highly unlikely. It is up to me to find a way to highlight the special qualities I possess, so others see them, too.

3. I Can Overcome Obstacles – Please tell me I can’t do something because I will try even harder to prove you wrong! Like many other students I know, I have traveled a bumpy road to get where I am today, but those obstacles gave me strength and helped me appreciate the truly important things in life. Carry your scars like badges of honor.

If you possess these qualities as well, you must do one more thing in order to win a scholarship – Apply! You can’t win if you don’t apply, and although you will probably lose more contests than you win, just opening one ‘Congratulations’ letter is so worth the effort and reward. If you believe you are truly deserving of a scholarship, here’s one you should not pass up – the ‘Top Ten List’ Scholarship from ScholarshipExperts.com. Simply submit 10 reasons why you should receive $1,500 for college and you could be the lucky winner. I believe in you, so now it’s time for you to believe in yourself. Just be sure to submit your essay before December 31, or like this year, this scholarship will be gone.

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Tamara is the Social Media Coordinator and a regular writer for ScholarshipExperts.com, eStudentLoan.com and CampusDiscovery.com. She enjoys helping students prepare for college. As a mother of four, Tamara has first-hand experience with many areas of education, including special needs (autism), the International Baccalaureate program and post-secondary education. She enjoys speaking at schools and mentoring others online. In her free time, Tamara enjoys volunteering and supporting her favorite football team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
5 Responses to “3 Reasons Why I Deserve a Scholarship”
  1. nakanyala koneka says:

    good day to you madam my name is Nakanyala Koneka as stated above. Im an African girl who just finished high school last year. its is required of me to write an essay of 1000 word on why I deserve that scholarship. I write than to you for assistance and guide lines on how to go about it…. please help me! your help will be of much appreciations

    have a wonderful day ahead and will be looking forward for your reply. God bless

    thank you

  2. Brittany says:

    I believe that if you set your mind to it go for it. Don’t ever give up on your education, go for what you want and don’t let people stop you.

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