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Write a Great College Scholarship Essay by Sharing Personal Details
Anyone can write an essay, but learning how to write a GREAT college scholarship essay is KEY to winning more money for school!
Let’s go into greater detail about this, starting with S = Share Personal Details.
Scholarship judges greatly desire to learn more about each applicant, and the essay is usually the only chance a student has to share personal details that are not included when filling out the boxes on each application.
They want to know precisely why the student would be the best choice in representing their organization as their final choice for a winner.
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Students need to view the college scholarship essay as an opportunity to set themselves apart from the many other applicants.
Their goal should be to prove to the judges that they are the very best choice and deserve to win the scholarship money.
To do this, students can tell a story in their writing about how they have overcome personal obstacles in their lives, making sure to share specific details, including feelings, lessons learned, and life changes made.
Every effort should be made to avoid turning personal details into a sob story, however, as this can have a negative effect.
Students need to write from their hearts in a mature fashion and use their personal stories to answer the college scholarship essay question completely, keeping it relevant to the prompt provided.
Sharing personal details in the college scholarship essay is something that each student trying to win money for college must do.
The applying strategies in my ebooks teach parents and their students how to apply SMART to impress the judges and win more money for school.
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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 regard 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. She teaches them how to apply S.M.A.R.T. with outstanding results.
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This is the kind of help students really can use!
Actually that’s smart advice! I think the personal aspect make you more human!!
Right, Jodie, and those essays are much more interesting for the judges to read. 🙂
This is such useful advice! This can apply to so many other areas too – we don’t necessarily have the same thing over here but I know a number of people who are looking to apply for things…
Thank you so much, Suzie! 🙂
This is really helpful. I know I could suggest this to my child, but I would get an eye roll because they thought I was being silly. Now I have expert advice!
Great idea, Christina!
That’s a good idea. These things must get quite repetitive and impersonal for the people reading them, with everyone trying to give standard, formulaic answers they think people want – I’m sure the more personal ones stand out.
Your posts are always so helpful, Monica
Thanks so much, Sue! 🙂
Great advice. The essay is one of the hardest things for students to master when searching for scholarships.
You are exactly right. Once students let go of the fear of writing the essay, applying for scholarships is much easier.