How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships

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by Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe
     
 

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Examining the two basic components of scholarship competition—essays and interviews—this vital guidebook offers practical advice and real-life examples to guide students through the entire application process. A roundtable panel of judges and applicants supply inside information regarding the winning qualities sought after by award-giving organizations

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Examining the two basic components of scholarship competition—essays and interviews—this vital guidebook offers practical advice and real-life examples to guide students through the entire application process. A roundtable panel of judges and applicants supply inside information regarding the winning qualities sought after by award-giving organizations and tips for finding scholarships by using books, the internet, personal connections, and sources in the community. With insight into the judges' criteria for a successful application, 30 previously awarded scholarship essays are thoroughly analyzed, from choice of topic to writing style. Revealing unique strategies for preparation and overcoming nervousness, this definitive resource also includes sample interview questions and answers.

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"An excellent guide for all students." —School Library Journal

"A wealth of tips, tricks, techniques, advice, and useful strategies…absolute 'must-read' for anyone interested in competing for scholarship funds." —Bookwatch

"Sound advice for the college bound." —Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932662375
Publisher:
Supercollege, Llc
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
Third edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe won more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to graduate from Harvard debt-free. They are the authors of 14 books including The Ultimate Scholarship Book, Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays and The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Belmont, California.

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How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Kris_K More than 1 year ago
I am an adult returning to school for my MBA and this book was a waste of my time. These essay examples and tips are for high school students attending college their first time. Not made for the returning student.
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I got the sample......and it was a totally different book :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent resource for students preparing for college.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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