The scholarship application includes the
following three (3) essay questions. Each essay is required and should
not be more than 250 words.
- Describe your background and life experiences to include any
challenges or successes. Explain how these experiences prompted you to
pursue a higher education.
- Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan
for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected
it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
- Explain why you deserve to receive a scholarship, and how receiving a scholarship will help you achieve your goals.
Essay Writing Tips
Scholarship application essays are
reviewed by scholarship judges and selection committees. In addition to
GPA, volunteerism, leadership, and community service, your essay should
set you apart and let scholarship judges and committee members know why
they should rate your application above all the other applicants.
- Write your essay in a word processor to run spell check and word count. Copy and paste the essay to the application.
- Make sure you understand what you are supposed to write about. Answer the essay question. Do not write about an unrelated topic.
- Begin and end your essay with a strong introduction and conclusion.
- Include personal information you want the scholarship judges and
selection committee members to consider, such as who you are, your
struggles, past accomplishments, your career and educational goals.
- Be specific and provide details. Let the scholarship judges and
committee members understand your struggles and experience your
accomplishments; write a memorable essay.
- Before submitting your essay, read it out loud to hear the tone and
flow, and make sure it is readable. Revise your essay if necessary.
Have someone proof read it for clarity.