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College Scholarship Essay Tip: Save Smart!
Use this college scholarship essay tip to apply for MORE awards and increase your chances of winning money for school.
Reusing essays is a smart way to save time and apply for more college scholarships. Each essay should be photocopied (along with the entire scholarship application) and saved to a specific computer file before mailing or submitting online.
Save smart when searching for a specific essay to reuse by including the essay topic, word count, and name of the scholarship provider in the title or subject line when storing electronically on a computer.
For example, a 500-word essay on leadership offered by Burger King (find it here) should be saved as, “Leadership-500-Burger-King”.
If a new scholarship application calls for an essay on leadership, but the word count requirement is 550 words, the 500-word essay can easily be found and expanded upon until it becomes a 550-word essay.
This “new” essay is now saved as “Leadership-550-<name of scholarship>”.
A big part of winning scholarships is being organized and applying for as many awards as possible.
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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.
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