I am a good student with good writing skills, but I cannot seem to win any scholarships. What are they looking for in a winning essay?
I think I am writing good answers to the essay questions on scholarships I think I could win, but I have not had much luck. I wonder if there is a winning formula. Something I need to be sure to include or a certain style? #scholarships #essay
Again, I don't think there is necessarily a winning formula, but having someone go through your essay will definitely be helpful. My go to is to always ask 3 people: someone who knows you on a personal level, someone who you don't know at all (first time meeting) and ask an expert/someone who has experience.
Keep in mind that you are not the only one who feels this way and it may just be the competitive nature of the scholarship and applicant pool. Hope this helps!
Scholarship readers are looking to be able to picture you from your essay and see where you are at and where you want to go. Most of all have you talk about any hardships and why you need the scholarship.
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