Quick tips to help you write your scholarship essay

What makes a good essay? A good essay shows your background, experiences, ambitions, and personality. It’s your opportunity to make a strong and lasting impression. Scholarship essay tips can help:

  • Make an outline to organize your thoughts.
  • Create an essay with a strong introduction, followed by supporting arguments and an appropriate conclusion.
  • Ask others for their feedback.
  • Proofread the final version—more than once!

A good scholarship essay:

  • Is original and honest
  • States clearly why you deserve to win the scholarship
  • Avoids unnecessary information
  • Is inspirational and positive in tone

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