Writing Scholarship Applications
Here are some top tips for writing scholarship applications. Best of luck to you!
Step 1: Brainstorm
Step 2: Draft
Include the following:
Step 3: Revise
Include the “show, don’t tell” method of creating imagery; an honest picture of yourself with specific examples; a brief “thank you” at the end.
Don’t include a full autobiography; emojis, excessive exclamation points; clichés or inspirational quotes.
Book an appointment at the Writing Centre at oscarplus.mcmaster.ca. Appointments available Monday – Friday during the academic year. For resume critiques, visit https://studentsuccess.mcmaster.ca//careers-and-employment/job-search/.
Butler, M. Writing a strong scholarship application. Scholarships Canada. https://www.scholarshipscanada.com/News/8/2975/Writing-a-Strong-Scholarship-Application
How to write a scholarship essay and win big. https://myscholly.com/how-to-write-a-scholarship-essay/
University of Massachusetts Amherst. Tips for scholarship applications. https://www.umass.edu/sbs/tips-scholarship-applications