Write Like a Winner!

Sorry, but I’ve got bad news for you—I can’t teach you how to write well in just a few paragraphs. The good news is that you’ll find no end to the resources available to assist you with comma placement, verb tenses, and other important aspects of English composition. I’ll give you a list of things…

Hook Your Reader

Sometimes it’s a good idea to save the best for last, but not when you write your college scholarship essay! Don’t leave the judges plodding along hoping that your writing will pick up its pace somewhere before the end. If you think it’s a good idea to begin your essay by stating, “Hi, my name…

Knowing When To Shut Up

So you’ve read my recent series of posts on how to find your voice when writing your college scholarship essay – but there is something almost as important as knowing when to talk: when to shut up. Here’s three important Don’ts you do want to consider: Don’t Be Smart Just by clicking onto the C Students…

Why an Essay?

A scholarship application does not always require an essay. Sometimes the unique element that distinguishes competitors from one another is something more specific to the sponsor’s purpose. For instance, The Gallery Collection, a company that produces holiday cards, holds an annual “Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest.” To enter, all an applicant is required to do is…