Scholarship Mom Tip #45: Begin with a BANG!

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Think you deserve to win a scholarship? How will you tell the reviewers?

One of the hardest things to do in regards to the scholarship essay is writing the very first sentence. A common essay question students are asked to answer is, “Why do you deserve to win the scholarship money?”

To answer this question, most students automatically begin their essay with “I deserve to win this scholarship money because…”Don’t
do that!

Instead, give your essay a hook, or something that draws the reader in and inspires them to WANT to read the rest of the essay. The hook could be a surprising fact, an interesting quote, an eye-opening statistic, or something personal and unusual that grabs the reader’s attention.

Scholarship judges have hundreds and even thousands of essays to read—start yours off with a BANG and impress them right from the beginning!