Governments, institutions, companies, individuals and others award scholarships on a regular basis. When applying for the scholarships, students are given topics to write about or create a scholarship essay. The topics given may be different depending on who is given the scholarship but the main issue is that an individual should know that their essay should be well written and unique. It should highlight and show your academic qualifications, hobbies, other activities, personal attributes and others you consider important.
Here are some points that will help you create a scholarship essay that will set you apart from the rest.
OTHER ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE DONE
Whoever is giving the scholarship will like to know who you are or more about you. They will like to know about other activities you are involved in, especially during your spare time in school. For example if you applying to the university to study mechanical engineering, you can discuss of how you volunteered at a workshop near school assisting in repairing cars and machines and the positive impact it had on your life.
You can write about your most important achievement. It does not have to be school related but should show how devoted, diligent, hardworking and talented you are.
A MAJOR PROBLEM YOU SOLVED
You can show whoever is giving the award how dependable you are and that you can be counted upon during difficult situations. This can be shown by illustrating a major problem you solved and how you are a team player.
CREATE TIME TO PREPARE
Considering the importance of the essay and how it can affect your academic career, it will be wise if you give yourself enough time to write the essay. Though the amount of time needed to write an essay will differ from one individual to another, it is advised that a period of about 14 days is used to write the essay.
PROOF READ YOUR ESSAY
After writing your essay and before submitting make sure you look through it and check for any errors or mistakes in spelling or structure. A well written essay will enhance your chances of getting a scholarship.