And for some, it is the reason why they will not even bother to apply. We know that many people struggle with the writing process. However, with the following tips and resources, we hope to demystify the scholarship essay and make the process manageable. When you are asked to write the scholarship essay you will always be provided with a theme or instructions to follow. Read these instructions very carefully - AT least twice. You want to be sure that you remain consistent with your writing, and that you can always tie your thoughts to the main idea.
Example: I. Introduction (a) Introduce theme. (b) Lead the reader into first body paragraph. II. Body Paragraph 1 (a) Discuss first point, or answer first part of question. III. Body Paragraph 2 (a) Discuss second point, or answer second part of question.
Example: (a) To demonstrate personal traits in you that are similar to the personal traits of the person for whom the scholarship is named. (b) Show how my strong family support contributes to my success. Rather, you should reiterate your theme/main point, and tie the loop to your introduction. Example: Dad may never read Dostoyevsky but we are both thrilled that he can now read his sisters letters from his hometown in Romania, and doesnt have to pretend to read the newspaper anymore.