What is the best way to stand out for scholarships?
Most essays for scholarships seem very general (why should you receive this, what are your career goals, ect). What is the best way to really shine and stand out in these essays? Where is best place to find more customized options for qualifying scholarships?#scholarshipsearch
Kayla the best way to stand out when applying for scholarships especially through essays is to be your full authentic self!!! When I applied for scholarships I put myself out there, I told them all about me, my reality and how my life experience was. What made me stronger than other prospects and so forth. Colleges indeed look for book smarts but what they want more than ever is life experiences! This is what makes you stand out!
One of the most effective ways to convey your values and how they align with the organization is through a story. While it might be difficult to think of an extremely profound moment in your life, remember that the value of the story is more so the lesson you took away from it than the events of the story itself. The story is used to convey your values, so you want the reader to understand not only what your values are, but how you practice those values in your daily life. If you can "show, not tell" the reader what is important to you, you will have created a great essay!
Best of luck to you :)