8 Excellent Tips to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

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8 E xc e l l e n t T i p s t o Wr i t e a Wi n n i n g S c h ol ar s h i p E s s ay A ppl y i ng f or a s c hol a r s hi p w oul d be a c a ke w a l k i f t he r e w a s no e s s a y w r i t i ng . A g ood s c hol a r s hi p e s s a y he l ps t he s c hol a r s hi p c om m i t t e e t o unde r s t a nd t he pe r s on be hi nd t he a ppl i c a t i on. Y ou c a n no doubt r e f e r t o s c hol a r s hi p e s s a y s a m pl e s onl i ne t o g e t a f a i r i de a a bout t he s t r uc t ur e a nd t he w r i t i ng s t a nda r d. S c hol a r s hi p e s s a y s a m pl e onl i ne i s a n e x c e l l e nt r e s our c e f or s t ude nt s w ho l a c k t he unde r s t a ndi ng of w r i t i ng c ol l e ge e s s a y s . N one t he l e s s w e w i l l s ha r e w i t h y o u s om e us e f ul t i ps t o he l p y o u g e t s t a r t e d. A l t houg h m a ny s c hol a r s hi p a ppl i c a t i on e s s a y s a m pl e s a r e a va i l a bl e onl i ne y o u m us t pa y c l os e a t t e nt i on t o t he s e t i ps i f y o u w a nt t o w r i t e a n i m pr e s s i ve e s s a y on y o ur ow n. 1. S t ar t e ar l y: Y ou ne e d t o g i ve y o ur 100 t o y o ur s c hol a r s hi p a ppl i c a t i on i f y o u w a nt t o pur s ue y o ur dr e a m of s t udy i ng a br oa d. G i ve y o ur s e l f s uf f i c i e nt t i m e t o br a i ns t or m f or i de a s w r i t e a nd e di t o m a ke i t f l a w l e s s . 2. U n d e r s t an d t h e or gan i s at i on ’ s m i s s i on : A l l s c hol a r s hi p pr ovi de r s l ook f or s pe c i f i c c r i t e r i a i n t he s t ude nt s . H i g hl i ght t he i nt e r e s t s t ha t t i e w i t h t he i ns t i t ut i on s m i s s i ons . Y our w r i t i ng m us t s how c a s e g e nui ne i nt e r e s t a nd pa s s i on f or t he c hos e n t opi c . R e f e r t o t he s a m pl e s of s c hol a r s hi p e s s a y s f or i de a a nd i ns pi r a t i on. 3. B e t h or ou gh w i t h t h e e s s ay i n s t r u c t i on s : I n t he pa s t a l ot of br i g ht s t ude nt s f a i l e d t o ba g s c hol a r s be c a us e t he y w e r e una bl e t o a bi de by t he g ui de l i ne s . I f y o u don’ t w a nt t o f a l l i n t ha t c a t e gor y y o u m us t s t r i c t l y f ol l ow a l l t he m e nt i one d i ns t r uc t i ons a nd r e vi e w t he m c a r e f ul l y be f or e s ubm i t t i ng y o ur f i na l dr a f t .

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4. S t r i c t l y avoi d t op i c s t h at f oc u s on p e s s i m i s m : I f y o u g o t hr ough s a m pl e s c hol a r s hi p e s s a y s y o u w i l l not i c e t ha t m a j or i t y of t he s t ude nt s s t e e r c l e a r f r om t he t opi c s w hi c h hi g hl i ght ne ga t i vi t y . T he c om m i t t e e w a nt s t o know w ha t y o u di d t o ove r c om e a c ha l l e nge not how i t bog ge d y o u dow n. 5. D on ’ t s h y aw ay f r om b e i n g p e r s on al : Y our e s s a y m us t r e pr e s e nt y o u w ho a r e a s a pe r s on. I t i s y o ur s ol e c ha nc e t o s how c a s e y o ur or i gi na l s t or y t o t he s c hol a r s hi p c om m i t t e e . Y ou c a n t a l k a bout y o ur c om m i t t e e a nd y o ur r ol e i n i t . M a ke y o ur e s s a y g e nui ne w i t h a pe r s ona l t ouc h. 6. S e e k p r of e s s i on al ad vi c e : Y ou c a nnot r e s ol ve y o ur que r i e s j us t by r e f e r r i ng t o s c hol a r s hi p e s s a y e x a m pl e s . T a l k t o y o ur pr of e s s or s pa r e nt s or y o ur c ous i ns w ho ha ve t he r e l e va nt e xpe r i e nc e . T a ke t he i r f e e dba c k a nd i m pl e m e nt t he m i n y o ur w r i t e up. 7. S p e l l i n g an d gr am m ar m at t e r A L O T : E ve n a t i ny m i s t a ke c a n di s t r a c t y o ur r e a de r f r om y o ur or i gi na l m e s s a ge . T he s c hol a r s hi p c om m i t t e e s how s no m e r c y f or g r a m m a t i c a l e r r or s . M a ke s ur e y o u pr oof r e a d t hor oughl y . G e t a s e c ond opi ni on f or a be t t e r out c om e . 8. D on ’ t ge t f r u s t r at e d an d gi ve u p : A s a c ol l e ge a ppl i c a t i on e s s a y w r i t i ng a s c hol a r s hi p e s s a y i s no j oke . H ow e ve r y o u m us t not g i ve up or s ubm i t a m e di oc r e qua l i t y e s s a y . A l w a y s r e m i nd y o ur s e l f of t he br i ght e r pi c t ur e a nd g o a t i t w i t h a pos i t i ve a t t i t ude . W i t h r e f e r r i ng t o y o ur s c hol a r s hi p e s s a y s a m pl e put t he s e t i ps t o pr a c t i c e f or e f f e c t i ve r e s ul t s .

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