Tips for Scholarship Applications and Personal Essays*

As an editor for Fastweb, I’m familiar with the scholarship application process. I receive daily questions from scholarship seekers regarding the scholarship application process, what advice I have for winning scholarships and students’ frustrations when they have not been successful in winning scholarships.

Here are five tips to help students to tackle their scholarship applications successfully:
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The real issue is that if you write a good enough essay to get into college, you will likely move onto the interview portion of the application process. Scholarships often include interviews with the applicants, especially when it’s a local scholarship fund.


Fact: Your essay is the key to your scholarship application

The essay: It’s the most important part of your scholarship application, and it can be the hardest.
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With many scholarship application deadlines around the corner (including the FRCC Foundation Scholarship), now seems a perfect time to offer tips for writing a compelling scholarship essay, which can mean the difference between getting a scholarship and not.