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The College Scholarship Essay
The scholarship essay is the heart of the scholarship application!
Use this quick and clear guide to help you or your student understand what is needed for a great scholarship essay and help take the fear and unknown out of the writing process.
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“Monica really knows how to make essays shine. We found Monica towards the end of my daughter having done 40+ applications. We had studied, researched, and rewritten so many essays. Once we figured out how to apply SMART she saw success, including a National one worth $16,000.
This year I made my daughter apply for a scholarship through her department at the University. She sent her essay (only 200 words) and it was fine but forgettable. That was the mistake she was making before, beautiful forgettable essays. I sent it to Monica because I knew what was wrong but my daughter needed to hear it from someone else this time. Monica reminded her of the SMART strategies, better intro, and conclusion, showing more than telling. She rewrote it and just won the scholarship for over $5000.” J.K., Idaho
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Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that” in regard to helping parents and students navigate the scholarship process.
Her method of helping students in finding college scholarships, writing unique and compelling scholarship essays, creating amazing scholarship application packets, and more have taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars. She teaches them how to apply S.M.A.R.T. with outstanding results.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites, and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.
Great advice on how to write an excellent essay.
Thanks! Students who use these tips will write stronger and more memorable essays. 🙂
This is such good advice. I hope you are able to spread this info far and wide, so many kids need this kind of help with essays.
Thank you, Carol! I love what I do! 🙂
It’s always a pleasure to hear from someone with expertise.
Thank you, Betsy! Let me know if you need any help in the college scholarship process. 🙂
I love this graphic! Paying attention to word count counts!
Thank you, Anna and yes, word counts count. Say that 10 times fast, LOL! 🙂
What a handy guide! Thanks for that!
Thank you, Alison!
Nice clear concise advice. Essays for any kind of award, place or contest can always be overwhelming.
It’s always nice to find a scholarship with no essay requirement. I hope many students apply for this one!
I could really kick myself now I’m older and realize how much free money was out there when I was I college – I should have done more. At least you’re here now for when my own kids go!
Just let me know when you need help, Liv, and I’ll be happy to assist you in the scholarship process. 🙂
This was great, Monica. Though my daughter who is a Senior is good to go right now you never know for the future. Thanks so much!!
You’re welcome, Antonio! Feel free to pass on my information to your daughter’s friends and their parents.
This is great advice – I wish I had this when I was applying to college!
Thank you, Faye!
the work you are doing is amazing and I am happy to spread it so others can benefit
Thank you, Lindi! I really appreciate you spreading around my scholarship tips and advice!