Don’t worry: Follow these 10 steps on how to write a scholarship essay that could help pay for your college costs. There are many scholarships out there, and essay topics tend to overlap.
Never underestimate the power of a strong introduction. With a bit of tweaking, one scholarship essay can fit the needs of several different contests. Imagine that the question is “Who in your life has had the biggest influence on you and why?
I became a member immediately and participated locally in many of the community events and service projects.
I also competed in the Ohio HOSA competition for medical innovation and advanced to the local, regional and state level.
I then decided to run for one of the seven Distinguished Representative positions for all of Ohio. I was required to first take a test over HOSA rules, regulations, and guidelines.
I was then asked to set goals for the organization and give a speech regarding my goal ideas in front of several hundred people, the current state delegates and officer team.
Maybe someone like Gloria Steinem or Superman has had the biggest influence in your life.
It may not be 100% traditional, but at least it’s more personalized and, therefore, more interesting. Big money is at stake, so make sure you give them what they want!
Bad spelling: nothing “buggs reeders moore.” But really, scholarship judges have plenty of essays to read.
They are looking for any good enough reason to kick one out of a big pile if it makes their job easier. This one could have been lumped in with spelling, but it deserves to have its very own spot.