The College Scholarship Essay: Do This, Not That
The college scholarship essay can make or break an application!
Many students miss out on wonderful scholarship opportunities because of mistakes made in their essays. Here are some simple DO’s and DON’Ts for writing the college scholarship essay.
DON’T skip scholarships just because of a required essay.
DO start each essay with strong, provocative and/or memorable words.
DON’T embellish the truth.
DO write in the form of a story.
DON’T exceed word count.
DO have at least two pairs of eyes proofread each essay.
DON’T fear the scholarship essay, just write from the heart about something that has personal meaning.
THIS is how you win college scholarships
College scholarship essays are meant to give students a way to let the judges know them on a deeper level. Follow these tips, apply for more scholarships, and win more money for school!Use these college scholarship essay tips to win more money for school! Click To Tweet
“Using tips from How to Win College Scholarships, my high school senior secured scholarships to cover tuition, books and fees her first year in college. How exciting! No extra outlay of money for either she or I…her very important freshman year in college…allows her to focus completely on her studies. Staying organized listed as step #1 in the guide was essential. Completing all the lines and thinking of presentation as if she were acing a job interview helped immensely. Thank you, Monica, for putting together this thorough, inspirational and amusing guide. It’s a masterpiece and it truly works! If we can do it, so can you!!!” T.R., Parent
Helping ease the burden of student debt, one college scholarship at a time. ~ Monica Matthews