Money Winning Scholarship Essays and Interviews

Money Winning Scholarship Essays and Interviews

by Gen S. Tanabe, Kelly Y. Tanabe
     
 
There are many college scholarship guides that direct students toward available awards, but they overlook two factors crucial to obtaining those awards: crafting a great essay and acing the interview. This book includes 30 winning essays and detailed analyses of what made them effective, as well as 12 essays that bombed. Also provided are sample interview

Overview

There are many college scholarship guides that direct students toward available awards, but they overlook two factors crucial to obtaining those awards: crafting a great essay and acing the interview. This book includes 30 winning essays and detailed analyses of what made them effective, as well as 12 essays that bombed. Also provided are sample interview questions and answers, strategies for successful interviews, and tips for overcoming nervousness. The judges' and applicants' round tables offer inside information about the qualities that award organizations are seeking in candidates. Tips on how to use reference materials, the Internet, personal connections, and community resources round out this comprehensive guide.

Editorial Reviews

Bookwatch
A wealth of tips, tricks, techniques, advice, and useful strategies . . . an absolute 'must-read' for anyone interested in competing for scholarship funds.
Midwest Book Review
Paula Rohrlick
Sound advice for the college bound, and useful for counselors as well as for libraries.
KLIATT
KLIATT
Harvard grads Gen and Kelly Tanabe, themselves huge scholarship winners, have also authored Get Free Cash for College, Get Into Any College, and Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays. Here they provide help in locating scholarships and tips on winning them, along with guidelines on writing money-winning essays. They include 30 successful essays as examples, along with "12 Essays That Bombed"�and commentary explaining why. They also cover interview strategies, with examples of questions and answers. Appendices include a scholarship directory along with a list of online resources for finding money to pay for college. Sprinkled throughout are boxed tips from scholarship winners, and many subheadings help to make the text easy to read. Sound advice for the college-bound, and useful for counselors as well as for libraries. KLIATT Codes: SA�Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, SuperCollege, 256p. index.,
— Paula Rohrlick
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This how-to book is full of good advice for college-bound students. Thirty essays with brief introductory notes give teens concrete examples of what works to gain admission to the schools of their choice. Twelve essays that "bombed" are also analyzed, pointing out pitfalls to avoid. The text seems a bit didactic at times, as in "Final advice," which boils down to "Take time with your essay and practice for your interview," but that tone is hard to avoid given the nature of the subject. Examples of interview questions and answers are also included. In the "Final Thoughts" section, the authors state that, "-the fact that you have made your way to the end of this book shows not only your commitment to winning-," yet the volume's superb organization makes it tempting to simply browse. An alphabetical directory of some available scholarships with the name of the sponsor, the purpose, amount, and eligibility requirements and an annotated list of Web resources are appended. An excellent guide for all students who are hoping to continue their education.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965755610
Publisher:
SuperCollege LLC
Publication date:
04/01/1902
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.68(d)

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