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College Scholarship Tip Friday: Read Winning Essays
This college scholarship tip will help students write stronger essays!
Before writing any scholarship essay, students can go to the website of the organization offering the scholarship money and see if they have shared the essays of previous winners.
Many companies like to do this and by reading the essays of the students who were picked to win the scholarship money, new students who are applying can get a good feel for the kind of student and essay that the judges favor. This is not a way to copy any ideas or original content, but rather a smart method to use to determine if there is an overall trend or theme in the winning essays.
Remember, the essay is the heart of the scholarship application and the best way for the judges to get a true look at each applicant.
Many students skip scholarships that have a required essay and decide to just apply for easy awards, but this really is a big mistake because scholarships with essay requirements typically have less competition.
If students take the time to write a powerful essay, they can use it for many scholarship applications. Recycling essays is smart, saves time, and allows a student to apply for even more scholarships.
Be sure to read 3 Top Reasons to Recycle College Scholarship Essays for more tips.
You may also like to read: How to Write an Amazing College Scholarship Essay
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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 regards 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.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.