How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay (7th Edition)
This book provides information on where to find scholarships, but most importantly, writing that required scholarship essay that will move your application beyond the rounds of selection - both how to write and how not to write. Read 30+ real essays (winners and failures), hear from winners and the judges themselves, and learn winning interview strategies. The premise here is that academic excellence alone does not win scholarships. This book focuses on real questions and real but winning responses as well as avoiding costly mistakes. The tips here would also apply to college-entrance essays and interviews. Includes a Scholarship Directory including over 100 scholarships. 256 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth
Examining the two basic components of scholarship competition-essays and interviews-this vital guidebook offers practical advice and real-life examples to guide students through the entire application process. A roundtable panel of judges and applicants supply inside information regarding the winning qualities sought after by award-giving organizations and tips for finding scholarships by using books, the internet, personal connections, and sources in the community. With insight into the judges' criteria for a successful application, 30 previously awarded scholarship essays are thoroughly analyzed, from choice of topic to writing style. Revealing unique strategies for preparation and overcoming nervousness, this definitive resource also includes sample interview questions and answers.