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Recommendation of How to Write a Great Scholarship Essay
- Read and re-read the essay statement or question you are being asked to respond to and identify the key themes.
- Make sure you understand the meaning of the key themes.
- Be sure to include keywords in your responses.
- Make an attractive start to your essay by including statements that grab the reader’s attention and create a strong introductory paragraph.
- Understand the criteria included in the scholarship which will be used by the scholarship committee.
- What to include in the scholarship essays about community impact:
- How much time did you dedicate to the activity? The scholarship committee is likely to be looking for applicants who made a fairly long commitment to a community activity.
- Why was it important to you? Joy from helping others? The excitement of trying something new? Opportunity to form relationships with others? Having a genuine reason helps build a convincing essay.
- Why was it important to the community? ask the question: What would be different for your community if you did not do what you do? It is most important to show that you recognize the real needs of your communities and act to address these.
- What did you gain for yourself by giving to the community? It is important to show that you understand how through giving, you end up receiving more in the end. sharing what community service has taught you and how it helped you develop demonstrates that you have truly gained from your participation and suggests you will continue doing so in the future.
- Use a software program such as Microsoft Word to generate your responses to open-ended questions. Be sure to check the grammar and spelling of your responses while in Word and then copy and paste the best version of your response to the actual application.
- We recommend that you submit clear, comprehensive responses to all open-ended questions within the scholarship application to ensure your response fully answers the question.