Monday, October 20, 2014

With practice you can write the best scholarship essay.

Hopefully, this video will prove that you can do just about anything with motivation and lots of practice.  If this little guy can do it, so can you.

Monthly $2,000 Scholarship

It is time to submit your $2,000 "No Essay" College Scholarship for October.

Who can apply?
High school students, adults looking to return to school, current college students and anyone else who is thinking about attending college or graduate school within 12 months. 

Introduction/Personal Essay

The first paragraph must be powerful!  You need to grab the reader's attention.  Please resist the temptation to begin by saying, "My name is Maria and I was born in Coachella Valley" or "I was born in Taxco to very hard working parents" or "I am a student at College of the Desert and I am majoring in Psychology".

Please note that reading essays can be very boring, it is important that you "hook" the reader immediately and engage his attention.  The goal is to interest the scholarship's judges enough to read your personal essay and to show that you are the one who deserves to win the scholarship.

With a little "tweeking", you might be able to use your college application essay for your scholarship application.  Spend the necessary time writing a powerful essay and it just might fit nore than one purpose.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

---General Colin Powell

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Personal Statement -- UC System

Top Ten Ways to Make Your Scholarship application Stand out

There is a close connection to the application for entering a four-year college and a scholarship application, but this blog is just for fun!