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College Scholarship Tip: Understand All Essay Requirements
Use this college scholarship tip to win more money for school!
I recently had a conversation with a mom of a high school junior who is helping her daughter find and apply for scholarships. (Great job, mom!) She mentioned one she had found that had an essay requirement of 1500 words.
She was worried that it was way too much writing for her busy daughter at this point and said they might skip the award altogether. I told her to take a closer look at the guidelines because it might actually be 1500 characters and not 1500 words.
FYI —> There are approximately 250-300 words in an essay consisting of 1500 characters.
The mom double-checked and guess what?
It was a 1500 character essay!
Reading the scholarship guidelines carefully and at least twice is crucial to every scholarship that students apply for and following the directions to a “T” is how winning applications are created.
The essay is the heart of the college scholarship application!
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Great tip, I’m sharing it with all my friends who have high school age children.
Wonderful, thank you Jennifer!
I experienced this already with my son. It wasn’t until after writing an an essay of 4000 words and trying to submit it on an online form, that we realized it only had to be 4000 characters. This is an awesome tip!
Thank you, Pamela! It’s the little things like this that can make a BIG difference when trying to win college scholarship money. Good luck to your son with his scholarship searching and applying!