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Scholarship Essay Tips

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Discuss scholarships, financial aid, college, and anything else that is on your mind. Win scholarship money find out how from Monica L.

 

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  This article contains influential information about how to write a scholarship essay without making elementary level grammar mistakes. The common grammar mistakes that people make are mostly from slangs. For example, it is very common that people type “your” in their scholarship essay when they are trying to say “you are” or “you’re”. Also, the proper use of apostrophe is often hard to comprehend. This article is able to provide a well presented tutorial on apostrophe for the readers. A very beneficial characteristic of this article is that all the grammar revision tips are clearly presented with vivid pictures. I have always had trouble with using proper grammar while writing essays. This article is very helpful for me since I am a non-native English speaker.
The website, http://www.how2winscholarships.com/scholarshiptips.htm also contains much other useful scholarship information. The general tips of applying for scholarships are provided. For example, how to get the need-based scholarships from universities. This website also provides other helpful websites for scholarship application and tips on how to write a unique scholarship essay for local scholarships. The tutorials and the information i am able to get from this website help me to be a more successful scholarship applicant. I will be using this website as a source when I revise my scholarship essays.


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This is a friendly reminder about common grammar mistakes people make when writing scholarship essays. I do not want simple grammar mistakes to ruin my chances of winning scholarships. The difference between "effect" and "affect" was not obvious to me before reading the article, and now I will not make that mistake.

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Improve Your Scholarship Hunt With Alternative Search Engines - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Improve Your Scholarship Hunt With Alternative Search Engines - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | CE Project- Volunteering and Scholarships | Scoop.it
Improve Your Scholarship Hunt With Alternative Search Engines
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Search engines like Zinch and Peterson's offer students a free way to find scholarships and manage the college application process.

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This is a great article that gives advice about scholarship search engines. A lot of the sites I have never heard of, so it will be helpful to look at these new sites to find a wide variety of scholarships. The sites include FindTuition.com and ScholarshipExperts.com

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Josh Lungstrom's curator insight, January 6, 2014 11:14 AM

This article helped me get connected to other useful websites that help you find scholarships.

Zinch is the first that comes up and in my opinion the best on the list. It includes more than $1 billion dollars in scholarships. Definetaly worth using to hunt down those scholarships that we students need to get that degree.

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Student creates app to help peers find scholarships - USA TODAY

Student creates app to help peers find scholarships - USA TODAY | CE Project- Volunteering and Scholarships | Scoop.it
Student creates app to help peers find scholarships USA TODAY Gray, dubbed the "Million-Dollar Scholar," was awarded $1.3 million in scholarships and has spent the past three years helping other families find them as well — but manually searching...

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I read this news article about an application that assists students in finding scholarships in USA magazine. It was made by Christopher Gray, a student at Drexel University. It sounds like a great source to find scholarships that apply to me, and it will not suggest scholarships that I do not qualify for. It is also very easy to use on the go, because I can download it to my phone. Another pro is that it does not ask for a lot of personal information. It bases its scholarship searching on 8 main criteria, including GPA and current school, etc. I'm excited to start using this application.

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Podcast: How to Win the College Scholarship Game

Podcast:  How to Win the College Scholarship Game | CE Project- Volunteering and Scholarships | Scoop.it
Discuss scholarships, financial aid, college, and anything else that is on your mind. Win scholarship money find out how from Monica L. Matthews

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This is a radio recording of an interview with Monica L. Matthews. She helped her son win over $100,000 in scholarships to pay his way through college without debt. In the recording, Monica talks about her book, How to Win College Scholarships: A Guide for Parents in 10 Easy Steps. The article also provides a link to Monica's website, www.how2winscholarships.com. I'm excited to learn from Monica's success and follow her tips for winning scholarships. This guidance will help me move through the scholarship process efficiently and successfully. Monica also discusses what not to do in a scholarship application. Using Monica's tips will help me choose the right scholarships and will give me good chances at winning a lot of money!

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Monica L. Matthews's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:30 AM

FREE Podcast on the college scholarship process.

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Recycling College Scholarship Essays

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Reduce, reuse, and recycle! These are the words of this ever increasing “green” world in which we all wish to help create. Recycling is the right thing to do

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The scholarship process is lengthy and time consuming. This article solves this problem by discussing the pros of reusing scholarship essays. If a prompt for one scholarship essay is similar to another prompt, I can use ideas from the first essay to help me write the second one. It is important to work efficiently, and this article gives readers a good tip to get scholarships turned in fast. This article helped me make the decision to use similar topics from a previous essay to answer the Kaplan Test Prep scholarship prompt.

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Monica L. Matthews's curator insight, March 23, 2014 8:09 AM

Save time by using scholarship essays for more than one application.

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Best Places to Look for Online Scholarships

Best Places to Look for Online Scholarships | CE Project- Volunteering and Scholarships | Scoop.it
Finding free money isn�t easy. But it can be done. And the time spent is worth it�even if you only win one scholarship. Every dollar of scholarship money you earn is a dollar you don�t have to pay back with interest�so the search is worth the effort.

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This article discusses how to effectively look for scholarships online. It includes a list of scholarship websites and their advantages. Since I have found some scholarship websites that aren't very helpful, it will be nice to look at these websites and find scholarships right away that apply to me.

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Caroline Overstreet's curator insight, December 17, 2014 3:45 PM

This is another website that offers scholarship listings. They give multiple websites that have a lot of scholarships available. I will use this helpful resource when I need more scholarships to apply to.

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The Washboard

I've begun using "The Washboard" to begin looking at scholarships for college. Because it is only for students in Washington State, I am able to find a lot of local scholarships to apply for.


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Washboard has been a great website to find scholarships! Washboard finds scholarships that are personalized to the student's qualifications and interests! I have found this site to be very useful. When I began my CE Project, I was overwhelmed and did not know how to find scholarships that I qualified for. By creating a Washboard account, I found hundreds of scholarships. I plan to apply for a scholarship from BgScholarship.com, which seeks to provide assistance to high school students who hope to continue to four year universities. Many of the scholarship  deadlines were due in the beginning of the year, so my selection is somewhat limited. However, Washboard has given me a good start in reaching my scholarship goals.

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