Scholarship Essays: Tips For Success

Writing an essay to win a scholarship can be a bit of a challenge, but don’t worry! I’ve got some tips that should help you out. These tips worked for me when I was a student, and hopefully, they’ll work for you too. Remember, scholarships can be very competitive, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t win. If you do lose, ask for feedback to learn how to improve. By showing your dedication to doing your best to win an award, you’ll increase your chances if that same committee is choosing a future recipient.

  1. First and foremost, make sure you understand the prompt. Take some time to read it carefully and think about what the scholarship committee is looking for. If you’re not sure about something, don’t hesitate to reach out to the committee or scholarship administrator for clarification.
  2. Next, be yourself! It’s important to be authentic in your essay. Share your personal experiences and perspectives in a way that feels genuine and true to who you are. Don’t try to write what you think the scholarship committee wants to hear. Instead, focus on what you truly believe and care about. This will help your essay stand out and make a more memorable impression on the committee.
  3. To make your essay engaging and memorable, use specific examples and anecdotes to illustrate your points. Don’t just state that you’re passionate about something. Show it! Provide examples of experiences or activities that demonstrate that passion. This will help bring your essay to life and make it more compelling for the reader.
  4. Lastly, pay attention to the structure and mechanics of your writing. Make sure your essay has a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Present your ideas in a logical and cohesive way. Proofread your essay carefully for grammar and spelling errors and consider having someone else read it over as well to provide feedback.

Good luck!

Published on June 29, 2023

About Tal Malka

Hi! my name is Tal Malka, and I am a 4th-year student at the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario, studying in its Honors Business Administration program. My passion for solving new challenges has led me to pursue consulting after graduation. I have a curious nature, which drives me to try new things every month, and I'm proud of my empathetic personality that enables me to connect with people easily. I always strive to make someone smile and create a positive impact wherever I go.