This article was written as a guide for people who desire to learn how to write a unique scholarship essay. In this article, I will attempt to show you from personal experience, how to write a unique scholarship essay in 2020.
Hence, if that is your desire, I mean, if you truly desire to make your scholarship application unique in all sense, then I recommend you read on to find out for yourself. So, without spending more time, let’s begin our discourse.
For a lot of us, once we mention the name SCHOLARSHIP, the first thing that comes to our mind is Ah! Another set of difficult essays to write again.
Believe me, most of the essays you have to write during your scholarship application can be very difficult and challenging, hence, a lot of students result in copying ready-made essays on the internet.
Others, on the other hand, paraphrase some other people essay and submit.
Honestly, such essays can not win you that your dream scholarship. The organizers of that scholarship probably must have seen thousands of applicants submitted that or similar scholarship from like-minded scholars like you.
And what they do is to simply discard all those related scholarship essays in order to carefully review the unique ones. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to be among this category of persons, would you?
Honestly, if you are not really financially stable (we all know how expensive education these days are), and you have the ambition of furthering your education, then chances are that you may be considering one of the many scholarships offers out there.
If that is so, you may want to learn how to make your scholarship essays stand out among the rest.
You may feel inclined to ask why the scholarship essays are that important. If so, that would be a nice question. You can not apply for a scholarship without writing solid essays.
The essays tell the scholarship board about how sound you are, and the problems that you set out to solve if given the scholarship. That is why you must take out time to make your scholarship as comprehensive and as unique as possible.
In the midst of thousands of applications, its only the outstanding scholarship essays that will finally get to be considered for selection.
Haven said all this, below is our guide on how to make your scholarship application unique, in order to increase your chances of getting winning that scholarship. Let’s get started.
1. Carry Out A Proper Research
When it comes to scholarships, we have a lot of them on the internet. You can not jump into any scholarship that you see there and start writing your application.
No, you must take out time to research each of those scholarships to know the ones that you are qualified to apply for and the ones that you cannot apply.
Do you know why this is very necessary? Some scholarships are for scholars from a particular country, states, academic qualification or university.
Failing to know about this will most likely result in a waste of precious time. This is very important. You can only apply for the ones you meet the basic criteria.
When you have carried out your research and you know that you meet the basic requirement, then proceed to the next step below.
2. Read The Scholarships Instructions Carefully
For some of you, all you ever want to know is that you want to finish the application on time and submit it, nothing else. While that may be good, there is no special price for submitting early.
Each scholarship on the internet has unique instructions that the awarding body expects you to religiously follow. Failure to follow these instructions would lead to instant termination of your scholarship essay.
The instruction may be for you to forward your essay through a particular body or agency, or fill the application form in a particular order.
When a scholarship body says that you should do something in a particular way, endeavor to do it that way, to avoid risking your chances of getting it.
3. Don’t Be Shy
While writing your essay, you must not be shy in showcasing your achievements. The reviewers of your essay want to see your achievements in order to be able to decide whether to offer you the scholarship or not.
Hence, you must highlight your strength colossally without any fear or favor.
However, in doing so, you can not afford to oversell yourself. Also, while highlighting your achievements, don’t be arrogant, you have to present your achievements in a friendly manner so that the awardees will not feel threatened by your write-ups.
Try as much as possible not to inflate your achievements, and in doing so, be as original as possible. Write only from the personal experience you have had as a person.
Believe me, the awardees knows when you are writing from your heart and would reward you for being original and having a unique scholarship essay.
Even while you want to showcase your strength, you should also highlight a few areas of your weakness, depending on the nature of the application that you are writing.
4. Get A Second Reviewer
Haven tried your best to make your application to be as original as possible, you must take your essay to a critical person to vert it for you in order to determine the areas that need some correction.
The person to do the final review for you must be a person you trust his judgment, someone who is probably brighter than you.
But remember, before he or she starts to review your essay, you should give him some areas to consider more.
Areas like the use of language, the structure of your essay, the originality of it, amongst other areas you may fit worthy of his keen attention.
Also, you must make the person understand that you want to make your essay to be as unique as possible from the other essays.
This will give the person the clue as to how to start reviewing your essay for best output. Until the second person reviews your application, you don’t have any right to submit it.
So guys, that is it for this article. I hope you have now known how to write unique scholarship essays that will make you stand out among the rest?
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