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    Scholarship Essays and How to Handle Them

    Scholarship Essays and How to Handle Them
    The essay: It's the most important part of your scholarship application, and it can be the hardest. But the essay shouldn't keep you from applying. Take a look at some commonly asked essay questions and use them to prepare for your scholarship applications. Brainstorm ideas, do some research or create your own "stock" of scholarship essays. When the time comes, you'll ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +95
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    The $1 Million Question: How to Win an Essay Contest

    The $1 Million Question: How to Win an Essay Contest
    With more than $1 million in essay scholarships in the Fastweb database, suddenly learning to put your thoughts on paper is more important than ever. The personal essay may be the hardest part of your scholarship application. But if done well, it will give you the edge over your competition. It's where the "real you" can shine through. If you find ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +350
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    Upgrade your Essay with an Awesome Outline

    Upgrade your Essay with an Awesome Outline
    Writing a scholarship essay is no easy feat. You could stare at the essay question for three hours hoping inspiration will strike, but outlining your essay is the better path. Ask yourself: How can I organize the information so the reader can understand? How can I make the subject compelling? Likewise, you should be asking the same questions of your readers. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +159
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    Second Round Knockout: Survive Round Two of the Scholarship Game

    Second Round Knockout: Survive Round Two of the Scholarship Game
    You feel confident about your scholarship essay. It's a neat, well-written piece. There's a great chance you'll pass the first round and be in contention for the award. What about the second round? Now you're up against applicants who also submitted neat, well-written essays. Now the judges are pickier. These essay errors commonly knockout applicants in the second round: Vaguely Addressing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Get to the Point – and Win Scholarship Judges Over

    Get to the Point – and Win Scholarship Judges Over
    Aside from any special essays, there are a few subjects that should always be in your scholarship essay. Your financial situation. You’re asking for money, so be honest of your situation. On the other hand, don’t turn it into a sob story unless it really, truly is a sob story. Background and accomplishments. The scholarship committee wants to know about you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +66
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