How to Write A Winning Scholarship Essay
Offers advice on the scholarship application process, what judges look for, interview strategies, and examples of both successful and unsuccessful scholarship essays accompanied by constructive criticism.
Independent Publishing Group
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.
including 30 essays that won over $3 million in scholarships
"You can win or lose a scholarship with your essay. Learn how to write an essay that wins. Step-by-step instructions on how to craft a winning scholarship essay and ace the interview. Get valuable advice from actual scholarship judges and winners. This book is a 'must have' for high school and college students who want to learn how to win scholarships."
Where to find great scholarships
Judges' roundtable : inside the selection process
Essay writing workshop
30 winning scholarship essays
12 essays that bombed
Judges' roundtable : the scholarship essay
Winning interview strategies
Real interview questions & answers
Judges' roundtable : the interview
Universities and colleges
From the critics
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