Scholarship Mom Tip #99: Scholarship Essay DO’s and DON’Ts

Keep these scholarship essay do's and don'ts in mind.Many students miss out on wonderful scholarship opportunities because of mistakes made in their essays. Here are some simple scholarship essay DO’s and DON’Ts:

DON’T skip scholarships just because of a required essay.

DO start each essay with strong, provocative and/or memorable words.

DON’T embellish the truth.

DO write in the form of a story.

DON’T exceed word count.

DO have at least two pairs of eyes proofread each essay.

DON’T fear the scholarship essay, just write from the heart about something that has personal meaning.

College scholarship essays can make or break a scholarship application. Follow these scholarship essay DO’s and DON’Ts, apply for more scholarships, and win more money for school!


Further reading:

What’s the one college scholarship essay tip most students miss? THIS ONE.

Make sure your essay stands out, but in a good way, please.

Check out my Guide for Parents on Amazon: How to Win College Scholarships: A Guide for Parents in 10 Easy Steps

 

Read 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 How2WinScholarships.com to share what she learned along the way and now she's sharing her tips with Smart College Visit!

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