Scholarship Mom Tip #93: Scholarship Essay Time Saver

A terrific scholarship time saver is to use previously written school papers for scholarship essays that allow students to pick their own prompts.Writing projects already completed can be a terrific scholarship essay time saver.

High school students do a lot of writing for various classes.  All of that hard work could pay off in the college scholarship department some day.

Parents should encourage their students to bring home and file each paper or writing assignment they have completed, and save the work for future scholarship essay ideas or prompts.

There are scholarship applications that allow students to choose their own essay subjects. These previously written papers may save students a lot of time and pressure if they don’t know what to write about.

Having a specific place to save and file students’ writing from the beginning of high school to the end of senior year is a great way to practice “Scholarship Prep.” Using tips like this scholarship essay time saver can help your student apply for as many college scholarships as possible.

Further Reading:

Reusing previously submitted scholarship essays is also a good strategy, but make sure you make necessary corrections! See Scholarship Mom Tip #82: Use and Re-use.

Leave no stone unturned in your scholarship search. Have you tried Twitter? See Scholarship Mom Tip #55: Search on Twitter.

Get all of the Scholarship Mom Tips here.

Author: Monica Matthews

Monica Matthews is our favorite scholarship mom! After helping her son win $100,000 in scholarships for his college education, she founded to share what she learned along the way and now she's sharing her tips with Smart College Visit!

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