It is a type of personal essay where you need to introduce yourself beyond your grades and activities.
A good scholarship essay is the one that leaves impressive impact and it is very important for you to keep an eye on details to make sure you are impressively ‘selling’ yourself as the best candidate to win a scholarship.
Take your time to prepare a good scholarship essay that leaves an impact on your readers and selection committee. Brainstorm your ideas and list them accordingly, starting from major points and sub-points. Read through so that you didn’t miss out any important information or cut any meaningless ones. Remember that the scholarship essay is about you. Be honest and original.
Avoid meaningless information by just stating main points. This is because scholarship essay is usually short, you need to use every space to make the selection committee to care and have interest to choose you.
Your true character can be exposed when writing a scholarship essay. Show that you are responsible and deserve the scholarship by explaining what extracurricular activities you have involved, your contribution to the community and ways that overcome the challenges in your life. Do not state only state your membership in an organization yet focus more on your contributions. Demonstrate your skills and role for your community. It is best to highlight your achievements from your previous activities but remember not to write in a long, boring, monotonous list.
Asks yourself when you preparing list to state in your scholarship essay. What does your skills, qualities, talent, achievements and contributions distinguish you from other candidate? What do you learn from your characteristics? How your most difficulties in life do challenged you to become a better person? What made you a successful person today?
State also what are your future plans, which you look up into and things that will make you a successful one. Highlight on how this scholarship fits into your future planning. It shows that you really need it and stands out from the crowd as the best candidate to win the scholarship.
Take your time to state your leisure activities such as favorite books, web pages, movie and your favorite and write down how these things influence you? This is also important as they indirectly indicate type of person you are.
Finally, ask your friends, teachers or parents to check and read through your scholarship essay. Does your essay is convincing enough for you to win the scholarship? Asks for feedbacks from them to clarify or any improvements you should add in your scholarship essay. Edit and proofread your scholarship essay. All the best with your scholarship application!