This week’s scholarship feature shows not all merit-based scholarship contests require a minimum GPA. For the Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship, merit is demonstrated via a short 250 word essay. College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews has some Winning Tips to make your personal statement a compelling eye-catcher for the judging committee.
Monica explains that even if writing essays is not your favorite scholarship activity, students can “use an essay that they have previously submitted for another scholarship application or submit one they have written as a school assignment.” What a time saver!
Just be sure to honor the word count and other directions. I recently wrote “Think of application instructions as the map leading to the award treasure,” in my article The number one winning scholarships tip. So carefully read all scholarship details and Monica’s information to know exactly what to do to increase chances for winning.
Find Monica’s expert scholarship advice in her post:
Good Luck to all applicants!!!