Nothing is more helpful when writing a scholarship essay than a second opinion. Have someone you trust and respect, a parent or a teacher, proofread your essay and give you feedback. Often they will be able to catch mistakes or inconsistencies that you have missed, and suggest improvements to the structure and substance of your finished essay. Do not be precious about our work, and take on all constructive criticism. Your goal is to produce the best possible scholarship essay you can.
The attorneys of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC understand the financial strains that can accompany obtaining a college degree. For this reason, our firm is pleased to offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the winner of our bi-annual essay contest. Details regarding the contest and the applications procedure can be found below.
When writing your essay be sure to develop your ideas along a clear and logical path. Make certain the salient points are connected, and that the transitions flow naturally from one idea to the next. If you are asked to write about your college goals, avoid the cloying or obvious sob story. Scholarship review boards are immune to sob stories, so only attempt to tug at their heartstrings if you have a legitimate reason to do so.
Many scholarship applications will give you a choice of essay topics. Select the one you find the most interesting. Many students make the mistake of choosing the topic they think will appeal most to the review board, but if you are bored by the topic of your essay it will be reflected in your finished submission. By choosing a subject for which you are passionate, you will be able to complete an engaging essay that will grab the review boards attention.
When approaching your scholarship essay, be sure to give yourself enough time write and rewrite your submission. Take time to review your finished essay, and make any appropriate changes you think are needed. Rushing through the process will only result in a less than satisfactory essay.
Whenever you approach an essay, either for a scholarship submission or for you college admissions application, you should always prepare an outline before beginning to write. An outline will help you focus your thoughts, and will help you plan the overall structure of your essay. A detailed outline will allow you to produce a coherent, well thought out essay that expresses your main points cogently and in an orderly manner. The scholarship review board is looking for students who can support their arguments with clear and concise points that relate directly to the topic being addresses.