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What are some of the best guidelines when writing a scholarship essay?

I have been looking at scholarships to help pay my tuition and realize that most of them require some form of essay writing.I tried a couple but didn't succeed and I believe its my essay writing skills that's my biggest challenge.What are some essay writing tips to consider when writing a scholarship essay? #scholarships, #college

Thank you comment icon Tell a good story, with specific examples and specific details. This is the key to being memorable. Your story should demonstrate your positive qualities, your resilience, your passion for life and intellectual endeavors, your potential for growth, etc. It can be a story about a tragedy, but make sure that you explain how you came through it for the better. Remember the reader(s) want to know who you are. Give it the "thumb test." Put your thumb over your name. Could this essay have been written by anyone? You want your essay to be unique to you! Remember your audience. Adults will be reading this, well-educated adults, so don't make it too informal. Camille
Thank you comment icon Don't rush. It will show. Don't wait until the night before. Give yourself enough time to review it, proofread it and then get some feedback. Don't write a confessional piece. In other words, be careful not to express anything that would give the reader doubts about your ability to succeed in a college environment. Camille

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Beth’s Answer

Speak from the heart! Always be sure to clearly state your answer to their original question upfront, then provide support and elaborate after that. Colleges are interested in unique perspectives that make you stand out and assure them you are dedicated and will continue to work hard during and after college. Finding a way to weave in real-life examples of things you've done such as extracurriculars or volunteer work is helpful, as well!

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Simeon’s Answer

Have an organizing key theme or point to your story. Make sure that your grammer is flawless. Try to write on a story that is unique to yourself and demonstrates your values.
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