Scholarships - Essays
Most scholarship applications require an essay of some kind. The following tips can help you craft a winning essay that's sure to get noticed by scholarship committees.
Follow this link for a detailed list of tips for writing your essay.
- Keep it simple. Your essay should be concise and to the point. Answer the question, but don't include unnecessary information to fill the page or pad the length.
- Keep it neat. Always type all scholarship application materials and follow the directions, if available, in the scholarship application form.
- Keep it honest. Talk about your accomplishments, but don't brag or oversell your abilities. Also, be honest about your financial situation. Include details on your work and salary, as well as any financial aid you're receiving or if you get help from your family.
- Proofread. Spell check your essay and ensure that words are used correctly. Have someone else read it and provide an honest opinion. Once you think you're done, proofread it again!
- Plan ahead. It can be tempting to procrastinate, especially when you're busy with work, home, and school, but give yourself plenty of time to review and edit your essay. Always be mindful of deadlines.
Ruth Ann Hatchett
Associate Director of Development
The Pierce College Foundation acquires private funding for the college, provides enhancements to college programs, improves access for students, and promotes the college to the community. For more information about the Pierce College Foundation, visit the Foundation Web site.