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College Scholarship Tip: Know the Organization
Use this college scholarship tip to impress the judges and win more money for school!
One of the biggest obstacles stopping students from applying for college scholarships is writing the essay.
Learning how to write a strong, memorable essay is an important step in the scholarship process. This college scholarship tip will help students write a more meaningful essay that gets the attention of the judges and brings them closer to winning money for college.
Be sure to read: 10 Epic Tips Straight from a College Scholarship Judge
Scholarship essay subjects and writing prompts vary for each organization offering scholarship money to students. Some are very specific, requesting the student to write in detail about a certain subject or answer a provided question. Other scholarships give students a list of questions to answer and the student is able to pick which one he or she wants to write about. I’ve even seen scholarship applications asking students to submit an essay that they have written for another scholarship or school assignment.
No matter what the essay subject (or lack of) is, students always need to research the organization offering the scholarship money and learn about their ideas, beliefs, and supported causes. (This information is often found in the “About” or “Mission” page of the sponsoring website)
With these in mind, they can write about their own strengths, unique qualities, and what they believe sets them apart from the other applicants.
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The scholarship essay is the heart of the application and a chance for students to shine and impress the judges. Writing about real situations with honest emotions is a great way to become more than just a name on a scholarship application and a huge part of winning college scholarship money.
Once students have written a few great essays, they can use them again for other scholarship applications, making minor adjustments, if necessary. (Read more about recycling college scholarship essays here)
If a student is chosen to attend a scholarship competition or interview, they need to make sure they read over and refresh their minds what they wrote in their submitted essay. Their essay content is more than likely what got them selected and the judges will want to know more about the student and may have specific questions and want more details.
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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.