Table: How to Write Those Applications

ALLOT PLENTY OF TIME

Don't be surprised if the first takes you 20 hours or more to complete.

FIND A MODEL

Ask to see examples of winning applications. You can't copy the essay, but it can serve as a guide.

THINK OUT YOUR THEMES

Settle on one or two to make yourself memorable. Make sure they jibe with the mission of the scholarship foundation.

PAINT A PORTRAIT

Use stories to lend a personal touch. But don't go overboard--two or so will do.

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