scholarship essay tips

3 Ways NOT to Start a Scholarship Essay

If you ask students what they hate most about applying for scholarships, most of them will tell you that writing essays is the worst part (Well, that and not winning them, but that’s a topic for another post). And, it doesn’t matter if the essay requires 250 words or several thousand; most students would simply rather spend their time searching for ‘no essay’ scholarships than sit down and write another scholarship essay. Unfortunately, most scholarship providers aren’t willing to hand over free money for college without a little effort, and that’s where the essay comes into play. It not only gives providers more insight into your life, but it also helps them weed out potential candidates, especially when several have similar academic records. For those scholarship programs that don’t even consider your grade point average or financial need, the essay is the one thing that will set you apart from the other applicants. With so much riding on the line (no pun intended), it’s important to grab your reader’s attention immediately, which means you have  about two to five sentences to impress the committee or else your essay is headed to the ‘denied’ stack. If you want a shot at having your entire paper read, there are three things you should avoid using in the introductory paragraph of your essay.

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5 Tips for Writing a Great Scholarship Essay

Writing a Scholarship Essay As a prospective college student, you need to understand the importance of writing great essays to grab your audience’s attention. Learning how to write well will move you forward in college, from acing your English exam to earning a scholarship to pay for your books.

The scholarship process may seem tedious and unbearable sometimes. However, you possess a remarkable talent that needs to be told to others.  How you describe that special quality of yours is the key to winning scholarships.

The essay is arguably one of the most important parts of the scholarship process. Your essay will set you apart from other applicants. Therefore, you must do your very best to make clear, concise points to surpass the competition. Here are five tips to writing an excellent scholarship essay: Continue Reading…


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