It’s a new year, so you have to do things right.

There are hundreds  of articles on how to write a winning scholarship essay.

But, many of these articles are not practical and if they are, they revolve around the same idea.

I will not massage your ego and tell you that writing a scholarship essay is easy. No! it is not, it has never been.

If you think that by reading this you are genius scholarship essay writer; boy! You are a wrong.

So besides what I am going to tell you in this article, you have to practice.  Practice writing and hone your writing skills.

Nonetheless, you can make your journey easier by using the following list of do’s and don’ts

Do’s of scholarship essay

1.Plan before you write

Writing a professional scholarship essay needs a lot of planning. Use the opportunity to get your facts right. Put them together then create an outline and stick to it.

I have applied for many scholarships and failed. When I asked  one of the professor what might be wrong, he asked me one question; do you brainstorm?

Of course, I had never planned any of my essays.

During planning, write down the information to include in the introduction, body and conclusion.  This is the best time for you to recall important things. Take a pen and paper and brainstorm ideas.  You don’t want to get stuck in the middle of your writing; neither do you want to leave important facts.

sample outline

Please also remember about your audience. Plan well and you will not fail. And even if you will not get that one scholarship,  in a list of ten applications, you may win six of them.

2.Use the right tone


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